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Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:27am on Wednesday 7th November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Wednesday 7th November 2018, 7:27am
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Thursday 3rd May 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 9:05am 0cm
Thursday 26th April 2018, 7:59am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 20th April 2018, 8:11am 0cm
Monday 16th April 2018, 9:08am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 12cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 0cm

Good morning.

It's November and that hopefully means we are now just a handful of weeks away from the first ski lifts moving for the 2018-2019 season. Exciting times.

Temperatures have been dropping and the autumn colours have been pretty spectacular this year. On the 1st November I was looking at the thermometer here near base and it said +4C. Brrrrr. A look at the webcam showed some white up there too. (An interesting note, the mountains in the region apparently saw their first sprinklings slightly later than last year).

The Zao Echo Line road connecting us with Miyagi Prefecture to the east closed for the winter on Sunday evening. It will be closed until 26th April. So from now access to Zao is just from the west.

As always in the run up to a new season, everyone is busy, busy, busy. And perhaps even a bit busier than that.

So here we are, waiting for the first snow in village and for the snow to start falling properly. It's still early so lets see what the next few weeks bring.

I will be with back with reports from time to time before the season starts, and then throughout the season.

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Look for lifts to start moving beginning of 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 Wednesday 7th November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 7th November 2018
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th November 2018
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)
  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 7th November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
7th November 0cm - -
3rd May 0cm - -
1st May 0cm 0cm -
26th April 0cm - 0cm
23rd April 0cm - -
20th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 12cm 0cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total - 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total - 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th November 2018
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
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
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 Wednesday 7th November 2018
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