Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 18th January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Monday 18th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow and wind
wind condition
Strong winds
Poor
This report
Monday 18th January 2016, 9:05am
26cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 9:07am 1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 96cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 214cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Monday 18th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

And heavy snow it is!

Strong winds mean that there's less/more in different places but a few measurements in places round the back of my place tell me 26cm is a fair representation of what has fallen since my last report. That's more like it, isn't it?

It is a cold, windy and snowy morning here in Zao but having to shovel snow is not stopping people from smiling as this kind of snow is exactly what we need. A few days of it and things should be full on. Today does look like it might bring the most snow during this storm but snow clouds are due over the mountain for at least the next few days. It might remain windy as well.

At the time of writing all of the Ropeways are stopped and all of the lifts - except it would appear the Onsen Number 1, 2 and 3 lifts.

Whiteout conditions out there. Time for a good soak in an onsen I think.

More... more... more... please!

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Information as of Monday 18th January 2016 (subject to change)

All lifts apart from three Onsen lifts are closed as of 9am.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 70cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 70cm
Uwanodai: 45cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Just a few lifts open due to weather conditions

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 18th January 2016
2014/2015
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2013/2014
Season
18th January 26cm 15cm 0cm
17th January 1cm 0cm 2cm
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
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May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 214cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
96cm
[214cm]
- - - -
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]
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