Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 11th March 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 11th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong
Limited
This report
Wednesday 11th March 2015, 9:01am
25cm
Tuesday 10th March 2015, 8:10am 3cm
Monday 9th March 2015, 8:57am 0cm
Sunday 8th March 2015, 9:19am 0cm
Saturday 7th March 2015, 9:00am 0cm
Friday 6th March 2015, 9:07am 0cm
Thursday 5th March 2015, 9:18am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 54cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 654cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 11th March 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Welcome back winter! We really like you, so stick around please.

Over 20cm of snowfall outside this morning, and a cold morning it is too. Proper winter conditions with snow still falling. March sure can be unpredictable, but we love it when it throws up conditions like these.

Well apart from strong wind that affects lifts and it looks like many are indeed affected. In fact it seems only a limited area is open this morning mostly on the left side of the mountain around Sky Cable.

You might notice the snow depth number for Utopia has jumped 35cm this morning, whether there actually is that much new snow up there I can't confirm but it sounds reasonable. Might have to go check once the lifts open...

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Official snow depths (Wednesday 11th March 15):

Utopia: 260cm
Chuo: 220cm
Paradise: 215cm
Uwanodai: 160cm

Zao Onsen is generally open as planned (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).
Many lifts affected by strong wind this morning.

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 11th March 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open, weekday operations

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 11th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
11th March 25cm - 10cm
10th March 3cm 25cm 0cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
7th March 0cm 15cm 0cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 4cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 32cm 46cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 91cm 51cm 19cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 181cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total 54cm 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 654cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 11th March 2015
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
54cm
[654cm]
- -
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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