Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th March 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 12th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Still snowing
wind condition
Moderate to strong
Limited
This report
Thursday 12th March 2015, 9:10am
14cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 68cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 668cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 12th March 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao. More snow this morning"!

Less lifts are affected this morning but still the Ropeway to the top of the mountain is closed early on along with a few other lifts.

Snowfall forecast to contiunue today and into tomorrow too.

Once we get to Sunday the skies should have properly cleared and we'll be back to sunny, probably spring-like weather conditions.

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I forgot to mention in the report yesterday and was meaning to. March 11th four years ago was a very bad day. It seems a long time ago, but at the same time I have vivid memories of it all. I was taking a look back over the archive reports from around then and it makes for an interesting read. Do take a look. Here's to never having to go through that kind of situatuion again...

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Official snow depths (Thursday 12th March 15):

Utopia: 270cm
Chuo: 230cm
Paradise: 225cm
Uwanodai: 160cm

Zao Onsen is generally open as planned (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).
Some 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 9:10am on Thursday 12th March 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A few lifts affected by strong winds

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 12th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
12th March 14cm 30cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 42cm 76cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 105cm 81cm 18cm
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 68cm 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 668cm 579cm 657cm
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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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
68cm
[668cm]
- -
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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