Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Thursday 28th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fog, cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None at the moment but snow at times forecast today
wind condition
Light
Generally poor
This report
Thursday 28th January 2016, 9:40am
2cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:49am 2cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:57am 10cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 9:40am 12cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 8:20am 2cm
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 9:09am 1cm
Friday 22nd January 2016, 10:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 123cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 191cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 309cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Thursday 28th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Whiteout conditions continuing here in Zao though not a huge amount of snow with it unfortunately - I have just a few more cm to report this morning.

It's relatively mild as well this morning with a temperature right now of +1C.

Poor visibility on mountain and in the village this morning.

The ever present hunger for fresh snow remains strong of course and perhaps tomorrow according to the forecast we will get some decent snowfall. Skies will probably be a bit clearer over the weekend.

We've had a few modest refreshes since but it has been over a week since that heavy snowfall around 18th-19th and so we look forward to another significant reset.

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Information as of Thursday 28th January 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.
The Karamatsu pair lift does not operate on weekdays.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 120cm
Chuo: 150cm
Paradise: 135cm
Uwanodai: 100cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is all open as planned

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2013/2014
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28th January 2cm 1cm 0cm
27th January 2cm 0cm 2cm
26th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
24th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 1cm 0cm 10cm
22nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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[118cm]
191cm
[309cm]
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[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
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[703cm]
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[12cm]
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111cm
[302cm]
166cm
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107cm
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4cm
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150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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