Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 16th March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:22pm on Friday 16th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Friday 16th March 2018, 12:22pm
0cm
Thursday 15th March 2018, 11:16am 0cm
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 8:44am 0cm
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 7:05am 0cm
Monday 12th March 2018, 7:40am 0cm
Sunday 11th March 2018, 8:58am 0cm
Saturday 10th March 2018, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 16cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 745cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:22pm on Friday 16th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It is actually colder now than it was when I first got up, around 4C. But it's still cloudy with not much of a wind.

A little colder still tomorrow perhaps but warmer climes due around Sunday too and perhaps some sun.

Looking ahead it seems we can expect a mix of cloud, light snow, light rain and sun into next week. So difficult to read!

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts should be moving as planned
- Exceptions are the Diamond Number 1 and Karamatsu lifts which are now closed for the season
- All main areas apart from Karamatsu are open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 175cm
- Paradise area: 200cm
- Chuo area: 200cm
- Utopia area: 185cm
- Uwanodai area: 115cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 12:22pm on Friday 16th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 16th March 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 16th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
16th March 0cm - 0cm
15th March 0cm 22cm 1cm
14th March 0cm 1cm 1cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
10th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 28cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 37cm 9cm
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 16cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 745cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 16th March 2018
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
16cm
[745cm]
- -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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