Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 11th March 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:29am on Friday 11th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
Very good
This report
Friday 11th March 2016, 10:29am
1cm
Thursday 10th March 2016, 9:35am 0cm
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 9:35am 0cm
Tuesday 8th March 2016, 9:36am 0cm
Monday 7th March 2016, 8:59am 0cm
Sunday 6th March 2016, 8:52am 0cm
Saturday 5th March 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 49cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 40cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 452cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:29am on Friday 11th March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It's cloud and blue sky at the moment over the village and mountain with just a little bit of fresh snow to report, hopefully maybe a few cm higher up.

Not much potential for snow according to the weekly forecast at the moment though it should be keeping pretty cold at least for the next day or two; perhaps a little warmer come Sunday. Fingers crossed it doesn't start warming up too much like the other day!

It won't be as busy as mid season tomorrow but expect there to be quite a lot of people coming out. Lots of 'time for that last ski' kind of discussions being heard...

Zao of course usually opens in some parts through until Golden Week in early May. Just what the snow situation will be like even in early April will be interesting to see.

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Information as of Friday 11th March 2016 (subject to change)

All lifts are operating apart from the Karamatsu pair lift which is closed on weekdays.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 95cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 130cm
Uwanodai: 65cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 11th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
11th March 1cm 25cm -
10th March 0cm 3cm 25cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
7th March 0cm 0cm 15cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 4cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 32cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 49cm 91cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 83cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total 40cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 452cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
40cm
[452cm]
- -
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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