Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th March 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:18am on Friday 18th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, just a few clouds
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
Very good
This report
Friday 18th March 2016, 9:18am
0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 9:33am 0cm
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:17am 0cm
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 9:30am 1cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 9:03am 1cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 8:15am 0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 10:17am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 42cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 454cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Friday 18th March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's a fine and sunny morning, just a few clouds around, and warm.

More soft snow conditions as the day goes on and melting going on as well.

Rain is still on the forecast for Saturday and lower temperatures from Sunday onwards... though still not much potential for snow at all on the weekly forecast.

Monday is a national holiday in Japan so it is a three day weekend ahead of us. For lots of people probably their last ski of the season. I would expect things to be pretty busy (esp. during the non raining times!)

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From 21st March (Monday), 'spring season' lift tickets will be available:

4 hours - 3500 yen (500 yen cheaper than main season)
5 hours - 3700 yen (800 yen cheaper than main season)
1 day adult - 4100 yen (900 yen cheaper than main season)
1 day senior - 3800 yen (600 yen cheaper than main season)

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Information as of Friday 18th March 2016 (subject to change)

Lifts currently closed:

Karamatsu pair

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 85cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 45cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - just the Karamatsu pair lift rested today

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 18th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
15th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 5cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 15cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 14cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 34cm 34cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 66cm 80cm
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 42cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 454cm 703cm 579cm
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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]
42cm
[454cm]
- -
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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