Zao Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Friday 15th November 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
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visibility condition
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This report
Friday 15th November 2019, 8:21am
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Saturday 2nd November 2019, 8:54am 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:59am 0cm
Saturday 4th May 2019, 7:49am 0cm
Tuesday 30th April 2019, 7:34am 0cm
Saturday 27th April 2019, 8:55am 0cm
Wednesday 24th April 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (November 2019) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 0cm

Morning from Zao.

It's the middle of November. And hopefully within a few weeks the first ski lifts will start their long season here in Zao. Exciting times

As you can see below there has been a thin dusting of snow on the mountain, though none down to village just yet.

The Zao Echo Line road is closed for the winter (will re-open on 24th April 2020), so you now have to approach Zao from the west.

People around the village are all being very busy making their final preparations for the winter season. I am ready and stoked that I'll soon be able to get on snow.

This season the 'early' (cheaper) ticket prices will be valid from opening until 20th December.

As always there's no real firm opening date - it will depend on snowfall, but they usually target late November/early December. You can check my archive reporting from previous seasons using the links at the bottom of this page to get an idea of how previous seasons have shaped up.

I will report from time to time with snow news before the season begins, and then the plan is for daily reports throughout the season.

Here's to a good one!

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen will open once there is enough snow late November/early December

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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 Friday 15th November 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 15th November 2019
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th November 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 15th November 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
15th November 0cm - -
2nd November 0cm - -
6th May 0cm - -
4th May 0cm - -
30th April 0cm - -
27th April 0cm - 0cm
24th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 12cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total - 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total - 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th November 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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
Zao Now reports before Friday 15th November 2019
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month