Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 27th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Tuesday 27th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now. Rain or if it gets colder snow possible.
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 7:45am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 80cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Tuesday 27th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao and the story this morning isn't any better.

It's mild - even above zero up on the mountain - but at least it isn't raining. Not as I write this anyway.

There is a bit more snow scattered around the weekly forecast now so perhaps that is a sign of improvement.

What we really need of course is a few days of prolonged blizzard heavy-snow conditions, but it looks likely we are going to have to hold out a bit longer for some of that.

---

>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

---

Official snow depths:
Chuo - 50cm
Utopia - 25cm
Uwanodai - 15cm
Paradise - 40cm

---

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 7:45am on Tuesday 27th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open, but in need of snow

<
Monday 26th December 2016
This report
Tuesday 27th December 2016
Wednesday 28th December 2016
>
Photo 1
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Myoko Now 4cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 11:29am
Appi Kogen Now 12cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 10:53am
Aizu Bandai Now 32cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 9:53am
Naeba Now 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 9:26am
Minakami Now 2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 9:14am
Madarao Now 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 9:02am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:47am
Hakuba Now 12cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:38am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:26am
Yuzawa Now 2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:20am
Geto Kogen Now 20cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:06am
Niseko Now 12cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 7:57am
Furano Now 55cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 7:25am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 27th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 27th December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 27th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 27th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th December 0cm 22cm 2cm
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
Previous 7 days total 2cm 24cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 47cm 40cm 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 Tuesday 27th December 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
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
Zao Now reports before Tuesday 27th December 2016
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month