Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 12th January 2022

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 12th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Variable
wind condition
Variable but often strong
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Wednesday 12th January 2022, 9:30am
12cm
Tuesday 11th January 2022, 9:30am 0cm
Monday 10th January 2022, 9:30am 0cm
Sunday 9th January 2022, 11:10am 10cm
Saturday 8th January 2022, 10:01am 8cm
Friday 7th January 2022, 9:09am 2cm
Thursday 6th January 2022, 9:15am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 129cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 108cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 306cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 12th January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Snow storm warning broadcasted on the phone this morning and there are definitely signs of this about.

The Omori/Kurohime sides of the mountain are shut and I am surprised that the others are still showing as being open. More lifts may shut during the day. Very strong winds at mid-level is predicted with temperatures being in the -20s from wind chill.

The snow should continue to fall during the day with more anticipated for tomorrow but high winds still forecasted through Saturday.

Could be a good day for the Onsen?!

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Official snow depth

Summit: 90cm
Paradise: 150cm
Chuo: 150cm
Utopia: 185cm
Uwanodai: 115cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 12th January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open but some lifts affected by current conditions

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Japan snowfall data
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 12th January 2022
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th January 2022
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2021/2022
*as of Wednesday 12th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
12th January 12cm 1cm 3cm
11th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
10th January 0cm 5cm 2cm
9th January 10cm 2cm 0cm
8th January 8cm 16cm 2cm
7th January 2cm 2cm 0cm
6th January 5cm 10cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 39cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 129cm 100cm 31cm
November observed snowfall total 38cm - 8cm
December observed snowfall total 160cm 142cm 51cm
January observed snowfall total 108cm 146cm 88cm
February observed snowfall total - 90cm 123cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 64cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 17cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 306cm 389cm 351cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th January 2022
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2021/2022 season - 38cm
[38cm]
160cm
[198cm]
108cm
[306cm]
- - - -
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
11cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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
Zao Now reports before Wednesday 12th January 2022
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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