Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 20th November 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 20th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, snow clouds remain
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing currently
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Monday 20th November 2017, 9:31am
9cm
Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:33am 1cm
Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:29am 6cm
Friday 10th November 2017, 9:03am 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:47am 0cm
Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:56am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 16cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 16cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 20th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao and a bit more snow to report.

9cm of it at base actually on this very cold morning. The cloud skies are still over the region though it isn't snowing just now. Looks like milder conditions are expected around mid-week.

Note that the Zao Chuo Ropeway is currently closed until 24th November and the Zao Sky Cable is closed until Wednesday.

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Keep an eye on the forecast for Zao Onsen here:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Some more news for the upcoming season as we wait for the snow and ski resort opening.

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 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: 23rd-24th, 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 20th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao will open when there's enough snow. Official news when we get it!

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(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 20th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 20th November 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 20th November 2017
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Monday 20th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th November 9cm - -
19th November 1cm - 0cm
18th November 6cm - -
10th November 0cm 2cm -
7th May 0cm - -
1st May 0cm - 0cm
27th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 16cm 5cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 16cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 16cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 20th November 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
2017/2018 season - 16cm
[16cm]
- - - - - -
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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