Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:57am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 7:57am
2cm
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 8:56am 1cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:40am 4cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:37am 16cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:25am 43cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 8:45am 33cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:28am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 101cm
Last 14 reports (total): 140cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 3cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 228cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Snow is falling and visibility is limited this morning. Not a huge amount on the ground to report to you but hopefully it might be building up if this snow continues.

Cold conditions should be continuing this week - as you would expect in early January - though the forecast doesn't seem to be showing heavy snowfall. More of the light variety.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts open
- All courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 95cm
- Paradise area: 120cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 100cm
- Uwanodai area: 80cm
- Oomori area: 90cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from until Sunday 6th January 2019
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11th January and 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

January 2019: 1st-2nd, 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 2nd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
2nd January 2cm 1cm 0cm
1st January 1cm 1cm 0cm
31st December 4cm 0cm 1cm
30th December 16cm 23cm 3cm
29th December 43cm 12cm 2cm
28th December 33cm 32cm 12cm
27th December 2cm 19cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 101cm 88cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 140cm 93cm 20cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 3cm 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 228cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
3cm
[228cm]
- - - -
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
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