Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 10th January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 10th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 10th January 2019, 8:21am
0cm
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 9:12am 32cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:26am 1cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:44am 12cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 9:21am 0cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:33am 0cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 144cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 48cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 273cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 10th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It's a cloudy early morning here in Zao, poor visibility once again especially in higher areas due to cloud/fog. Looking moody!

Hopefully if we don't get snow (which seems likely), we'll be getting clearer skies and better visibility over the coming few days. Would be nice to see the beautiful mountain scenery! We just want temps to remain low keeping good snow conditions.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from the Karamatsu pair and Yokokura Number 2 pair lifts
- All courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 130cm
- Chuo area: 130cm
- Utopia area: 100cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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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:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11th January and 10th March 2019

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

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 10th 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 Thursday 10th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 10th 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 10th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
10th January 0cm 34cm 0cm
9th January 32cm 0cm 11cm
8th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 12cm 3cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
5th January 0cm 17cm 25cm
4th January 0cm 4cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 58cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 144cm 150cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 48cm 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 273cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 10th 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]
48cm
[273cm]
- - - -
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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