Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 25th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light-moderate NW
visibility condition
Limited
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This report
Friday 25th January 2019, 7:40am
23cm
Thursday 24th January 2019, 7:55am 3cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 9:50am 4cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 9:10am 11cm
Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:10am 7cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:07am 4cm
Friday 18th January 2019, 8:40am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 62cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 118cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 343cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 25th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

20+cm of snow on the ground this morning with more to come tomorrow, and perhaps some clearer (or at least just cloudy) conditions on Sunday.

It's cold too and just cloudy at the moment but snow is likely to be falling during the day today too.

Conditions should be good this morning and tomorrow. But be prepared for the weather!

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from Karamatsu pair and Yokokura Number 2 pair
- All main courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 110cm
- Oomori area: 110cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

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

January 2019: 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 25th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao should be open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 25th January 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th January 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 25th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
25th January 23cm 24cm 2cm
24th January 3cm 24cm 14cm
23rd January 4cm 26cm 16cm
21st January 11cm 0cm -
20th January 7cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th January 10cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 62cm 85cm 47cm
Previous 14 days total 70cm 106cm 167cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 343cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th January 2019
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 - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
118cm
[343cm]
- - - -
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
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