Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 20th January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 20th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and...
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...snow
wind condition
Just slight
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:10am
7cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:07am 4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 77cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 302cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 20th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Nice blue skies to enjoy yesterday but this morning there is some fresh snow on the ground this morning. Hopefully more higher up. Not much of a wind at all so it should be a good morning to be out and about.

It is definitely feeling milder than normal today but temps should be getting lower again by tomorrow and there is consistent snowfall there on the forecast as it stands. Hopefully some heavy snowfall around tomorrow night.

The ski jump by the side of the resort is currently hosting the FIS World Cup Ladies event (scheduled until today).

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating
- All courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 110cm
- Uwanodai area: 95cm
- Oomori area: 110cm

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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 9:10am on Sunday 20th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open as normal this morning. All lifts are go!

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 20th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 20th 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 Sunday 20th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th January 7cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 29cm 19cm 71cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 80cm 131cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 77cm 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 302cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 20th 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]
77cm
[302cm]
- - - -
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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