Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:47am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now at base
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair at base, limited higher
This report
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 7:47am
2cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 9:02am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 120cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 127cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:47am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Just a bit of snow at base, perhaps more up on the mountain - where not much can be seen by the looks of the Chuo webcam image (below). Foggy conditions it would seem.

Good snowfall on the forecast from tomorrow and hopefully through the weekend. It should be delivering a healthy amount of snow.

Come prepared for very cold conditions with strong winds probably making it feel colder still.

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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 7:47am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Large parts of Zao is at least part open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th December 2018
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 Wednesday 26th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
26th December 2cm 3cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 5cm 0cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm -
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 32cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 39cm 5cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 66cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 120cm 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 127cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th 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]
120cm
[127cm]
- - - - -
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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