Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 10th November 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:10pm on Thursday 10th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
Limited
This report
Thursday 10th November 2016, 1:10pm
2cm
Thursday 28th April 2016, 10:28am 0cm
Tuesday 26th April 2016, 10:09am 0cm
Friday 22nd April 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 9:33am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 10:15am 0cm
Friday 15th April 2016, 8:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 2cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 2cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:10pm on Thursday 10th November 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello and a very good afternoon to you from here in Zao Onsen.

It has been a beautiful autumn - it always is! - and in recent weeks and days it has been getting decidedly colder.

And after a few dustings of snow coming down to near village level, this morning we were treated to a few cm of snow in the village. It was cold too, early on in particular, with temperatures down below zero. It is definitely feeling like winter is definitely just around the corner, if not here already.

I am hearing that this snowfall in the village is about 10 days earlier than last season - though last season may not be the best comparison, it being a disappointing season all round snow-wise.

It looks like there is a chance of more snow tonight as well, though it may just be rain here at base.

I will post more reports if and when it snows, and then my reports will be daily as the ski season gets started.

Zao Onsen is planning on opening at the beginning of December.

Archive report: Posted at 1:10pm on Thursday 10th November 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is planning on opening at the beginning of December.

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 10th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
10th November 2cm - -
28th April 0cm - 0cm
26th April 0cm - -
22nd April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm - 0cm
18th April 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 5cm 0cm 4cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 2cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 10th November 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 - 2cm
[2cm]
- - - - - -
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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