Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:22am on Tuesday 1st March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow and wind
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
Limited
This report
Tuesday 1st March 2016, 11:22am
24cm
Monday 29th February 2016, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 27th February 2016, 10:28am 5cm
Friday 26th February 2016, 9:30am 4cm
Thursday 25th February 2016, 9:29am 0cm
Wednesday 24th February 2016, 9:15am 6cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 9:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 69cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 24cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 436cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:22am on Tuesday 1st March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao where there's a good new thick carpet of snow on the ground.

Yesterday was white-out on the mountain and very cold too. The result from all of that and overnight is 24cm of fresh snow outside my place here and no doubt more than that on the mountain. A very good way to begin March, I must say!

This morning conditions are still pretty stormy with cold temperatures, snow falling and importantly quite strong winds. I don't know how the day started but it looks like some lifts are affected at the moment (11am), but are mostly open. The top section of the Zao Ropeway being one of the lifts closed.

Tomorrow should be less stormy though the snowfall may continue for another day or so... after that clearer skies and warmer conditions are forecast for the weekend.

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Information as of Tuesday 1st March 2016 (subject to change)

Lifts closed as of 11am:

Top part of Zao Ropeway
Onsen Number 4 quad lift
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair lift

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 110cm
Chuo: 150cm
Paradise: 145cm
Uwanodai: 85cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts affected by weather conditions this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 1st March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st March 24cm 2cm 0cm
29th February 0cm 35cm 0cm
27th February 5cm 2cm 0cm
26th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 6cm 0cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
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April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
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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]
24cm
[436cm]
- -
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]
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