Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Saturday 20th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Saturday 20th January 2018, 9:02am
0cm
Friday 19th January 2018, 9:07am 0cm
Thursday 18th January 2018, 8:05am 12cm
Wednesday 17th January 2018, 7:28am 0cm
Tuesday 16th January 2018, 9:05am 5cm
Monday 15th January 2018, 10:55am 0cm
Sunday 14th January 2018, 9:09am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 126cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 385cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Saturday 20th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

The sun is out again this morning. It's a beauty.

We could do with that fresh snow though and the forecasts are still showing that we should be enjoying that from later in the day on Monday with a strong winter snap continuing for the rest of the week.

It's great to have the sun out but a return to expected peak season weather will be very welcome.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts operating
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 135cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 160cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 90cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

January 2018: 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Saturday 20th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All open!

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 20th January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 20th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
19th January 0cm 0cm 46cm
18th January 12cm 0cm 26cm
17th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
16th January 5cm 39cm 1cm
15th January 0cm 19cm 0cm
14th January 2cm 13cm 11cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 71cm 97cm
Previous 14 days total 80cm 131cm 144cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 385cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
126cm
[385cm]
- - - -
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
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