Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Friday 15th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, blue skies
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
Excellent
This report
Friday 15th March 2013, 8:51am
0cm
Thursday 14th March 2013, 10:18am 0cm
Wednesday 13th March 2013, 15:32pm 0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2013, 8:24am 0cm
Monday 11th March 2013, 8:14am 10cm
Sunday 10th March 2013, 9:40am 0cm
Saturday 9th March 2013, 9:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 18cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 18cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 632cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Friday 15th March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Bluebird.

It's a gorgeous sunny and blue sky morning in Zao. It has been cold overnight and early on, with the top of the resort reporting in a temp of -11 and about -4 here at base, though I suspect it will warm up somewhat bit during the daytime as the sun gets to work.

The Utopia Number 1 pair lift is closed, though I am not quite sure why. Will keep an eye on that, but it doesn't affect available terrain.

More sun over the weekend with Sunday being the warmer - tomorrow some forecasts say there might even be a chance of some snowfall, but even so I would not expect much from that.

A word about nighta. This season nighta on the Uwanodai area will run through until Sunday 24th March, and the other area is today, tomorrow and Sunday. So from Monday nighta will be over on Uwanodai only.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
230cm

Utopia
270cm

Paradise
230cm

Uwanodai
130cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Friday 15th March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Utopia Number 1 pair lift is closed.

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