Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st April 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:00pm on Wednesday 1st April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy and foggy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light
Limited
This report
Wednesday 1st April 2015, 3:00pm
0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2015, 14:31pm 0cm
Monday 30th March 2015, 9:45am 0cm
Sunday 29th March 2015, 8:21am 0cm
Saturday 28th March 2015, 13:34pm 0cm
Friday 27th March 2015, 8:19am 0cm
Thursday 26th March 2015, 8:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 703cm

Archive report: Posted at 3:00pm on Wednesday 1st April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Unfortunately April is starting with some rain in Zao and pretty cloudy/foggy conditions as well - limited visibility out there. I won't mention the chance of some snow before tomorrow higher up...

Forecast sun tomorrow but back to rain around the weekend as conditions go back to warming.

Now that we are into April, I will continue to post updates here to this Zao Now page - maybe a few times a week to keep you up with the latest.

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Official snow depths (Wednesday 1st April 15):

Utopia: 215cm
Chuo: 195cm
Paradise: 200cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

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Planned lift operating dates and closing dates

Subject to change. This is what the plans are for the lifts that remain operating at Zao Onsen:

Until Sunday 5th April
Onsen Number 1 Pair
Onsen Number 2 Quad
Sunrise Pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 Triple
Mikaeri Pair

Until Sunday 12th April
Yokokura Number 1 Pair AB

Until Sunday 19th April
Kurohime Number 1 Quad

Until Wednesday 6th May
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB
Katakai Triple (every day until 5th April, then holidays and Golden Week)
Paradise Pair AB (every day until 5th April, then holidays and Golden Week)
Utopia Number 2 Pair

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Operating through the year (for general tourism outside of snow season)
Sky Cable
Chuo Ropeway
Zao Ropeway

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Last day of the snow season currently planned for Wednesday 6th May.

Archive report: Posted at 3:00pm on Wednesday 1st April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A number of lifts now finished for the season. Check report for info.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 1st April 2015
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 1st April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
1st April 0cm - 2cm
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm - 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 0cm - 0cm
27th March 0cm - 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 12cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 26cm 5cm
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 103cm 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 703cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st April 2015
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]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
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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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