Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 19th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Varied
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Monday 19th December 2016, 9:01am
0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 9:28am 1cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 7:36am 17cm
Friday 16th December 2016, 9:06am 2cm
Thursday 15th December 2016, 9:13am 14cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:57am 11cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 9:16am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 78cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 19th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It's mild this morning and this week there looks set to be lots of that. Very unseasonably mild conditions ahead for the next few days with a return to snowfall forecast for Saturday. We might well also have to deal with a bout of rainfall around Thursday too, so it's not the nicest of forecasts right now. Here's to that snowfall on Saturday...

A decent amount of the mountain is now, even though we are still pretty low on snow. There are more lifts operating than still closed, and so below I have changed it to show which lifts are still closed.

I have also added the planned dates for the night operations of the Zao Ropeway for 'light up'. I wonder what kind of season it will turn out to be for the monsters this time round...

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All lifts now operating at Zao Onsen (planned), except the following:

Diamond Number 1 pair
Diamond Number 2
Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB
Onsen Number 4 quad
Zao Kokutai pair
Ryuzan pair
Karamatsu pair
Sunrise pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 triple

Official snow depths:
Chuo - 50cm
Utopia - 50cm
Uwanodai - 35cm
Paradise - 50cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

December 2016: 23rd, 24th, 29th-31st
January 2017: 1st-3rd, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 19th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for lifts not yet operating

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 19th December 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 19th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
19th December 0cm 4cm 0cm
18th December 1cm 10cm 40cm
17th December 17cm 2cm 20cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
15th December 14cm 0cm 10cm
14th December 11cm 0cm 10cm
13th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 16cm 82cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 19cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 78cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total - 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 89cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
78cm
[89cm]
- - - - -
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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