Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 7th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:54pm on Sunday 7th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow in places early on, should ease off
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied but expected to be decent
This report
Sunday 7th January 2018, 1:54pm
3cm
Saturday 6th January 2018, 9:14am 0cm
Friday 5th January 2018, 9:35am 17cm
Thursday 4th January 2018, 8:04am 4cm
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 9:12am 23cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 7:24am 1cm
Monday 1st January 2018, 10:23am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 138cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 49cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 308cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:54pm on Sunday 7th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

(Apologies for the late report today - it was originally written at 8am)

Good morning from Zao.

Yesterday was busy, busy out there and we can expect more of that today on this long January weekend.

A bit more snow to report and everywhere expected to be open today to satisfy the crowds.

As with other regions of Japan, it seems tomorrow is going to be unseasonably mild and might well bring with it... rain. But beyond that - and hopefully quickly - snow is due on Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll have to see how that turns out.

Tomorrow is the last day of the long weekend of course, so expect things to quieten down a bit from the afternoon.

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Lifts and courses:

- All lifts operating

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 120cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 85cm
- Oomori area: 90cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018.

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

January 2018: 7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 1:54pm on Sunday 7th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 7th January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 7th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
7th January 3cm 0cm 1cm
6th January 0cm 12cm 4cm
5th January 17cm 25cm 1cm
4th January 4cm 2cm 0cm
3rd January 23cm 3cm 0cm
2nd January 1cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 1cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 49cm 42cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 138cm 60cm 47cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 49cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 308cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
49cm
[308cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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