Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 26th December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:24am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, fog
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Fairly strong winds
visibility condition
Very poor
This report
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 9:24am
3cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 9:12am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 9:33am 0cm
Saturday 23rd December 2017, 9:13am 0cm
Friday 22nd December 2017, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 21st December 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 9:26am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 107cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 173cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Stormy conditions again this morning in Zao with snow falling, strong winds blowing and generally very poor visibility.

The wind stopped lifts yesterday and we might well see more of that today.

We are set for this kind of conditions to be with us for a few days now so the main hope is that we get a lot of snow out of it.

If you are going to get out on the skis or board, be certain to know where you are going and take extra care.

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Lifts and courses:

- Most lifts are now operating and most courses are now open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 70cm
- Paradise area: 70cm
- Chuo area: 70cm
- Utopia area: 70cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 40cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season 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:
Daily until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January 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:

December 2017: 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Can't see much of it this morning though!

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 26th December 2017
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 26th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
26th December 3cm 0cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm - 1cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 2cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 60cm 18cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 107cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 173cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th December 2017
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
107cm
[173cm]
- - - - -
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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