Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 26th December 2016

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Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:06am on Monday 26th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Monday 26th December 2016, 9:06am
0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 10:07am 0cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:41am 2cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 8:16am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 9:38am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 80cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Monday 26th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hi from Zao and good morning.

I can't fake any excitement at the moment I'm afraid. We just need more snow. A whole bunch of (mostly lower) lifts are now standing still as we wait for a decent freshen-up. The lower slopes around the base areas are looking rather sad with patches of ground on show and only small amounts of snow where there's any left.

Oh dear that doesn't sound very positive does it. Sorry!

There's still a fair bit of terrain open higher up, but it doesn't exactly feel like mid-winter.

However, I am cautiously optimistic looking at the forecast that we might get fresh snow tomorrow and then there's more coming before the end of the week as well.

Come on snow, show us what you got. Onegai!

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>b>The following lifts are not operating:
Astraea Number 3 pair
Kurohime Number 1 quad
Onsen Number 2 quad
Onsen Number 3 parallel AB
Onsen Number 4 quad
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Zao Kokutai pair
Ryuzan pair
Karamatsu pair
Sunrise pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 triple
Nakamori Number 2 pair
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Yokokura Number 1 pair A
Yokokura Number 2
Astraea Number 1 pair
Astraea Number 2 pair
Omori quad

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 50cm
Utopia - 35cm
Uwanodai - 15cm
Paradise - 40cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

December 2016: 29th-31st
January 2017: 1st-3rd, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Monday 26th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Mostly upper areas of Zao Onsen are open.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 26th December 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 26th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
26th December 0cm 1cm 10cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 3cm
24th December 2cm 0cm 1cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 20cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 1cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 2cm 37cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 18cm 119cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 80cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total - 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 91cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 26th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
80cm
[91cm]
- - - - -
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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