Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st May 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 1st May 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny skies
Base temp:
18°C

Top temp:
11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
Great
This report
Friday 1st May 2015, 8:40am
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Monday 27th April 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Thursday 23rd April 2015, 9:45am 0cm
Monday 20th April 2015, 9:50am 0cm
Friday 17th April 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 13th April 2015, 10:57am 0cm
Friday 10th April 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 703cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 1st May 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

We are into the last week of the season now with just 6 days left.

And only the Chuo area remains open for skiing/snowboarding - the Utopia Number 2 lift was planning to continue until next week, but snow melt has been fast and they have decided to close that area.

Continued clear and sunny and warm conditions are forecast for today and the weekend, perhaps some rain on Monday. We should be back to enjoying more sun for the last few days of the season...

Last Zao Now report and wrap-up of the season coming next Wednesday.

Enjoy Golden Week!

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Official snow depths (Friday 1st May 15):

Utopia: 25cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 40cm
Uwanodai: -

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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 Wednesday 6th May
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB

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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 8:40am on Friday 1st May 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited to the Chuo area for the last bit of the season

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 1st May 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
1st May 0cm 0cm -
27th April 0cm - -
23rd April 0cm - 0cm
20th April 0cm - -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
10th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 4cm 22cm
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 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 Friday 1st May 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]
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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