Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 17th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 17th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mixed conditions
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair but due to get worse as clouds move in
This report
Monday 17th December 2018, 9:07am
0cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 9:49am 4cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 9:14am 12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:10am 2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9:20am 11cm
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 8:59am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 52cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 59cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 17th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao. It's a mild one, 5C here at base - the resort is reporting a temperature of -1C at summit.

Light cloudy conditions down at base but it looks much murkier on the mountain from the looks of the webcams. The snow clouds might well be about to move in...

Can we have lots of fresh snow please? Perhaps some today and then snow clouds with us through Wednesday.

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Lifts and course info:

- Chuo Number 1
- Chuo Number 2
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

* Chuo area part open
* Utopia area part open
* Uwanodai area part open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 25cm
- Paradise area: 35cm
- Chuo area: 45cm
- Utopia area: 35cm
- Uwanodai area: 35cm
- Oomori area: 35cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 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:

December 2018: 22nd-23rd, 29th-31st
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 9:07am on Monday 17th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 17th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th December 2018
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 Monday 17th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
17th December 0cm 23cm 17cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
15th December 4cm 0cm 14cm
14th December 12cm 9cm 11cm
13th December 2cm 18cm 0cm
12th December 11cm 23cm 13cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 73cm 62cm
Previous 14 days total 54cm 89cm 79cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 52cm 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 59cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th December 2018
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]
52cm
[59cm]
- - - - -
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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