Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 24th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:15am on Monday 24th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Decent for now
This report
Monday 24th December 2018, 10:15am
5cm
Sunday 23rd December 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:24am 0cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 13:47pm 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 8:58am 32cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:44am 12cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 9:05am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 66cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 118cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 125cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Monday 24th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

5cm of fresh snow to report and some fairly decent weather this morning. The snow clouds have eased off but they may be back.

As with other regions of Japan it does look like the latter part of this week is going to be bringing a lot of snow. Heavy snow is forecast and it will be greeted with open arms and big smiles. If you plan to be here late week and the coming weekend, be prepared for snow, more snow and full on winter conditions. It would be a great way to end the year and start 2019.

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Operation info from official sources:

All lifts are scheduled to be operating apart from the following lifts

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Onsen Number 4 quad
- Zao Kokutai pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Oomori quad

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 55cm
- Paradise area: 50cm
- Chuo area: 60cm
- Utopia area: 50cm
- Uwanodai area: 40cm
- Oomori area: 30cm

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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 10:15am on Monday 24th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open but not yet fully

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 24th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 24th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 24th December 2018
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 Monday 24th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
24th December 5cm 0cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm -
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 32cm 2cm 0cm
19th December 12cm 9cm 0cm
18th December 17cm 2cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 66cm 13cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 86cm 67cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 118cm 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 125cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 24th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
118cm
[125cm]
- - - - -
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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