Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 6th April 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:57am on Friday 6th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light SW
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Friday 6th April 2018, 9:57am
0cm
Monday 2nd April 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Saturday 31st March 2018, 9:06am 0cm
Friday 30th March 2018, 9:20am 0cm
Thursday 29th March 2018, 10:10am 0cm
Wednesday 28th March 2018, 6:18am 0cm
Monday 26th March 2018, 12:09pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 8cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 753cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:57am on Friday 6th April 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's Friday already!

The weekend is ahead and it will be the last weekend for a few more lifts and areas of Zao. We even had a dusting of snow on the mountain.

Snow melt continues apace on lower areas with more ground showing, but cover is still very good in higher areas.

It is cloudy for now but there is some rain due later today - and still the chance of another dusting of snow later tomorrow/Sunday. It should definitely be colder over the weekend and early in the week.

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Lift info

Plan to be operating until 8th April:
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Mikaeri pair

Plan to be operating as long as there is enough snow:

- Yokokura Number 1 pair A
- Kurohime quad
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Planning to be operating until 15th April:

- Paradise pair
- Katakai triple

Planning to be operating until 6th May:

- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB

Operating (for sightseeing) throughout the year:

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 110cm
- Chuo area: 110cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 45cm
- Oomori area: 30cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:57am on Friday 6th April 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Zao Onsen remains open

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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 6th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
6th April 0cm 0cm -
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm -
28th March 0cm 4cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 8cm 27cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 195cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total 24cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 753cm 520cm 460cm
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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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
0cm
[753cm]
-
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]
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