Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 18th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate winds blowing
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 18th January 2019, 8:40am
10cm
Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:45am 2cm
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:56am 6cm
Tuesday 15th January 2019, 9:04am 0cm
Monday 14th January 2019, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 13th January 2019, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 12th January 2019, 7:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 63cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 66cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 291cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 18th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Stormy conditions here in Zao with snow falling, quite strong westerly winds blowing and some very limited visibility out there. It is also very cold. Difficult to measure snow in these conditions with more and less in places depending on where you look.

Tomorrow morning we might get some sunshine but come Sunday we are forecast a return to fresh snowfall through into at least mid week.

All lifts apart from Karamatsu and Yokokura 2 appear to be operating.

---

Operation info from official sources:

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

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 135cm
- Chuo area: 135cm
- Utopia area: 110cm
- Uwanodai area: 95cm
- Oomori area: 105cm

---

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily 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 until 10th March 2019

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

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 18th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts seem to be operating as planned but maybe some at slower speeds

<
Thursday 17th January 2019
This report
Friday 18th January 2019
Saturday 19th January 2019
>
Photo 1
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:35am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Sunday 26th May 2019, 8:12am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 31st March 2019, 11:45am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 27th May 2019, 8:09am
Furano Now 0cm
Wednesday 8th May 2019, 7:51am
Niseko Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:55am
Myoko Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:21am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 9:09am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:46am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:16am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 31st March 2019, 2:24pm
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:51am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:12am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 18th January 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Friday 18th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
18th January 10cm 12cm 0cm
17th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
16th January 6cm 5cm 39cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 19cm
14th January 0cm 2cm 13cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 18cm
12th January 0cm 2cm 13cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 21cm 102cm
Previous 14 days total 63cm 97cm 168cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 66cm 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 291cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
66cm
[291cm]
- - - -
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 Friday 18th January 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