Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Saturday 15th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy with sunny spells
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Saturday 15th January 2022, 8:21am
10cm
Friday 14th January 2022, 9:09am 20cm
Thursday 13th January 2022, 8:30am 10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 62cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 148cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 346cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Saturday 15th January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning and it certainly started off that way with the peaks set against a clear sky. An encouraging start. However, cloud has now come down over the peaks but it is sunny lower down. Basically cloudy with sunny spells today I imagine.

With the snow having stopped, visibility is therefore improved upon but still variable in areas along with wind. A big improvement nevertheless over the past number of days and weekenders will enjoy the good amount of snow which has been steadily increased.

Official snow depth at Utopia hitting 200cm at last!

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Official snow depth

Summit: 100cm
Paradise: 170cm
Chuo: 170cm
Utopia: 200cm
Uwanodai: 130cm

All areas are open.

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Saturday 15th January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 15th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 15th 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 Saturday 15th 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 Saturday 15th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
15th January 10cm 0cm 3cm
14th January 20cm 0cm 3cm
13th January 10cm 1cm -
12th January 12cm 1cm 3cm
11th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
10th January 0cm 5cm 2cm
9th January 10cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 62cm 12cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 69cm 32cm
November observed snowfall total 38cm - 8cm
December observed snowfall total 160cm 142cm 51cm
January observed snowfall total 148cm 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 346cm 389cm 351cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 15th 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]
148cm
[346cm]
- - - -
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 Saturday 15th January 2022
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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