Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light to moderate WNW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:45am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 99cm
Last 14 reports (total): 108cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 3cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 228cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

There looks to be a chance of some clearer weather tomorrow (perhaps even later on today), but it's whiteout again early on today.

After this clears up the next snow is due around Sunday.

All lifts and courses at Zao Onsen are now open.

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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 8:45am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts and courses are open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 3rd 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 Thursday 3rd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
3rd January 0cm 23cm 3cm
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
Previous 7 days total 99cm 92cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 108cm 114cm 23cm
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 Thursday 3rd January 2019
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
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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