Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 4th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:04am on Thursday 4th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Thursday 4th January 2018, 8:04am
4cm
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 9:12am 23cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 7:24am 1cm
Monday 1st January 2018, 10:23am 1cm
Sunday 31st December 2017, 9:16am 0cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 10:40am 23cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 9:01am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 118cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 29cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 288cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Thursday 4th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

A few cm of good quality light snow on the ground on this cold morning.

Snow falling now with limited visibility in places, but it doesn't look like there should be much so conditions out on the slopes should be very good.

Fewer people expected today as the New Year holidays come to an end though next Monday is a national holiday in Japan so we have another "long weekend" coming up... expect Zao to be busy.

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Lifts and courses:

- All lifts (apart from Karamatsu pair) operating

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 120cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 80cm
- Oomori area: 85cm

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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:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Thursday 4th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 4th January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th January 2018
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 Thursday 4th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
4th January 4cm 2cm 0cm
3rd January 23cm 3cm 0cm
2nd January 1cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 1cm 0cm 5cm
31st December 0cm 1cm 0cm
30th December 23cm 3cm 2cm
29th December 12cm 2cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 11cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 118cm 25cm 42cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 29cm 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 288cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th January 2018
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]
29cm
[288cm]
- - - -
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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