Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 26th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog over mountain
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited - poor
This report
Thursday 26th January 2017, 8:21am
0cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 9:27am 2cm
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 10:06am 14cm
Monday 23rd January 2017, 10:04am 16cm
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 12:07pm 15cm
Friday 20th January 2017, 10:00am 0cm
Thursday 19th January 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 149cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 220cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 329cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 26th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a slight dusting of snow to report this morning - so 0cm - and a cloudy start to the day here in Zao.

Looks like there's really poor visibility up on the mountain with a thick fog hanging around... perhaps that will clear up during the day.

Possibly stormy conditions tomorrow maybe with strong winds and some snow on the forecast. Right now it looks like over the weekend conditions should be somewhat calmer.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:
Diamond Number 1 pair
Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair

All courses are open

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 100cm
Paradise - 170cm
Chuo - 170cm
Utopia - 140cm
Uwanodai - 100cm
Yokokura - 125cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations - upcoming dates

January 2017: 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 8:21am on Thursday 26th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - see above report for more

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 26th January 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 26th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
26th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
25th January 2cm 12cm 0cm
24th January 14cm 2cm 0cm
23rd January 16cm 1cm 0cm
22nd January 15cm 0cm 0cm
20th January 0cm 12cm 5cm
19th January 0cm 46cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 45cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 149cm 134cm 22cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 220cm 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 329cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 26th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
220cm
[329cm]
- - - -
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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