Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 27th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Thursday 27th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:28am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 122cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 129cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Thursday 27th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Just a little snow to report this morning. Forecast? Some decent snow still there over the next 2-3 days, so hopefully we are going to be ending 2018 in a decent fashion... we're still rather low on snow and in need of a few dumps of the stuff. It helps the excitement levels too!

The Onsen Number 4 quad lift appears to be moving now, so there's just 6 lifts that are currently not open. They're all playing with what we got though and everyone will be happy to get some good numbers of fresh snow in.

Here's to some good snowy news tomorrow.

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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: 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 8:28am on Thursday 27th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 27th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th 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 Thursday 27th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th December 2cm 19cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 9cm 22cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 67cm 47cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 122cm 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 129cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th 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
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
122cm
[129cm]
- - - - -
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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