Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:40am on Saturday 16th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Misty
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Variable (on-off light rain at base); possible snow higher
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Poor
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Saturday 16th January 2021, 10:40am
0cm
Friday 15th January 2021, 9:45am 0cm
Thursday 14th January 2021, 9:33am 0cm
Wednesday 13th January 2021, 9:33am 1cm
Tuesday 12th January 2021, 9:32am 1cm
Monday 11th January 2021, 9:30am 3cm
Sunday 10th January 2021, 10:00am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 84cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 226cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Saturday 16th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Awaking to the avalanche-like roar of snow coming off the roof, I knew something was off. Sure enough, it was raining lightly. A very miserable day after the sunshine of yesterday and I feel sorry for the folks coming up for the weekend.

Variable weather up on the mountain and we should be seeing some snow during the day. Temperatures are set to really drop tomorrow. Monday is showing sunny spells followed by a hefty dump in the evening so we should be seeing more fun next week.

Yesterday was the start of the Big Wing school group season. (I've come across an affiliated group of University/High School/Middle School numbering 500.) It's good to see so many potential next generation skiers/boarders on the slopes (although many I suspect are being dragged away from their gaming!).

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 125cm
- Uwanodai area: 110cm
- Omori area: 120cm
- Kurohime: 130cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- 8th January until 6th March 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

'Light Up' Ropeway operations:

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following upcoming dates:

- Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2021
- 27th, 28th January 2021
- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Saturday 16th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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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 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 16th January 2021
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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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  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 16th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
16th January 0cm 10cm 6cm
15th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
13th January 1cm - 0cm
12th January 1cm 3cm 0cm
11th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
10th January 5cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 21cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 42cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 84cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total - 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 226cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th January 2021
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
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
84cm
[226cm]
- - - -
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 16th January 2021
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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