Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 8th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 8th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Thursday 8th December 2016, 8:45am
9cm
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 9:17am 3cm
Tuesday 6th December 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 7:35am 1cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:00am 2cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 9:11am 2cm
Friday 25th November 2016, 12:21pm 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 13cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 24cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 8th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Well, the sun was out yesterday but the news this morning (apart from the nearly 10cm of fresh snow on the ground) is that the Chuo Number 1 pair lift will be operating today meaning that Zao Onsen is now officially open for the 16-17 season.

Hurray!

The Chuo Ropeway is open from 8:30am and the Chuo Number 1 pair lift from 8:45am, closing at 3:30pm. Special tickets costing 3,000 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children are available in this early part of the season. The resort is reporting 30cm of snow on the ground up there and a temperature of -5C.

It's all very limited of course, but we need to start somewhere.

The forecast for the weekend shows snow to be falling. Yes please!

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What is currently open at Zao Onsen?

- Chuo Nunber 1 pair lift

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 8th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

One ski lift is operating from today!

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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 Thursday 8th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 8th December 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 8th 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 Thursday 8th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
7th December 3cm 0cm 15cm
6th December 0cm 3cm 4cm
2nd December 1cm 0cm 10cm
30th November 2cm 0cm -
29th November 2cm - -
25th November 2cm - -
Previous 7 days total 19cm 43cm 143cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 65cm 163cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 13cm 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 24cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 8th 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
13cm
[24cm]
- - - - -
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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