Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th December 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog...
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Limited
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Wednesday 18th December 2019, 8:29am
0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2019, 7:46am 0cm
Monday 16th December 2019, 9:03am 0cm
Sunday 15th December 2019, 9:22am 3cm
Saturday 14th December 2019, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 13th December 2019, 8:28am 3cm
Thursday 12th December 2019, 7:57am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 39cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 36cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 44cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Rain. :(

In protest, I am going to take an onsen.

See you tomorrow.

---

Zao Onsen 6-day forecast, updated multiple times daily

---

Lifts operating:

- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair lift
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Zao Chuo Ropeway / Zao Ropeway / Sky Cable (for sightseeing)

Courses open:

- Chuo (part)
- Utopia
- Uwanodai (part)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 25cm
- Paradise area: 20cm
- Chuo area: 40cm
- Utopia area: 30cm
- Uwanodai area: 15cm
- Oomori area: 5cm

---

Night time operations:

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily from 28th December 2019 until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for New Year (28th December 2019 until 5th January 2020); and also on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10th January and 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following dates:

December 2019: 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
January 2020: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th-12th, 17th-19th, 24th-27th, 29h-31st
February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

There is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

<
Tuesday 17th December 2019
This report
Wednesday 18th December 2019
Thursday 19th December 2019
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Saturday 30th May 2020, 10:10am
Geto Kogen Now 3cm
Friday 24th April 2020, 8:18am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 23rd April 2020, 5:30pm
Furano Now 0cm
Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 7:08am
Madarao Now 0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 9:15am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Friday 17th April 2020, 8:16am
Niseko Now 0cm
Sunday 19th April 2020, 8:34am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 5th April 2020, 9:01am
Myoko Now 9cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 10:24am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 13th April 2020, 8:08am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Monday 13th April 2020, 9:02am
Aizu Bandai Now 4cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 7:23am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Saturday 18th April 2020, 7:27am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 18th December 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 18th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
18th December 0cm 17cm 2cm
17th December 0cm 0cm 23cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th December 3cm 4cm 0cm
14th December 0cm 12cm 9cm
13th December 3cm 2cm 18cm
12th December 0cm 11cm 23cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 46cm 75cm
Previous 14 days total 39cm 69cm 91cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 36cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total - 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 44cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
36cm
[44cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
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 18th December 2019
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