Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 16th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog early on
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow in places (though not here at base)
wind condition
Generally calm
Limited on mountain
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This report
Saturday 16th January 2016, 8:22am
1cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 9:14am 0cm
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9:10am 11cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 8:50am 4cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 10:29am 3cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 10:06am 11cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 9:54am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 69cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 187cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 16th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao.

Just 1cm of snow to report to you since my last report and a cloudy start to the day with I hear light snow falling on upper areas of the mountain early on and poor visibility due to early morning fog and cloud.

Late tomorrow into Monday is looking like it might be exciting. Heavy snowfall ahoy! Fingers crossed everyone.

It should be another busy January weekend here - all of the lifts are moving. All we need now really to complete the picture is that snow.

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Information as of Saturday 16th January 2016 (subject to change)

All of the lifts at Zao Onsen are operating today.
All areas of Zao Onsen are open.
Note that there is still less snow than usual and it is thin on the ground especially on lower course areas of the resort.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 70cm
Chuo: 85cm
Paradise: 60cm
Uwanodai: 40cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 16th January 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 16th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
16th January 1cm 2cm 2cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 11cm 0cm 3cm
13th January 4cm 0cm 10cm
12th January 3cm 10cm 0cm
11th January 11cm 1cm 2cm
10th January 10cm 10cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 23cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 59cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 69cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 187cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th January 2016
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
69cm
[187cm]
- - - -
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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