Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 31st December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Sunday 31st December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Sunday 31st December 2017, 9:16am
0cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 10:40am 23cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 9:01am 12cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 13:48pm 32cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 8:34am 19cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 9:24am 3cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 9:12am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 89cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 193cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 259cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Sunday 31st December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It is a cloudy start to this last day of 2017.

Just a dusting of snow since yesterday with the next snowfall due probably tomorrow night with some decent snow lined up in the first half of the coming week.

It is going to be a busy out there today! I may be wrong but I think today is the first day when every lift is operating and every single course appears to be open.

Have a good one and see you tomorrow.

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Lifts and courses:

- All open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 105cm
- Paradise area: 130cm
- Chuo area: 130cm
- Utopia area: 135cm
- Uwanodai area: 75cm
- Oomori area: 80cm

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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 9:16am on Sunday 31st December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 31st 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 Sunday 31st December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
31st December 0cm 1cm 0cm
30th December 23cm 3cm 2cm
29th December 12cm 2cm 10cm
28th December 32cm 12cm 1cm
27th December 19cm 0cm 22cm
26th December 3cm 0cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 89cm 18cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 38cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 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 259cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st December 2017
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
- - - - -
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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