Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th April 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:11am on Friday 20th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, but fine weather forecast
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 20th April 2018, 8:11am
0cm
Monday 16th April 2018, 9:08am 0cm
Friday 13th April 2018, 7:17am 0cm
Monday 9th April 2018, 8:02am 12cm
Friday 6th April 2018, 9:57am 0cm
Monday 2nd April 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Saturday 31st March 2018, 9:06am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 12cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 765cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:11am on Friday 20th April 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Nice weather yesterday as things warm up and the snow continues to melt at a fast pace... it's mostly gone from base areas now and getting thinner up top too.

More cloud up there this morning but sunny conditions are forecast for the day and over the weekend too. And it's going to be warming up further - perhaps to around 20C tomorrow and on Sunday.

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Other than the Ropeways, only the Utopia Number 2 pair lift and Chuo pairs now remain operating.

Courses that remain open are the Chuo and Utopia runs as well as part of the top summit course.

All other course areas are now closed.

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Next update coming next week.

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Lifts that are still operating

- Utopia Number 2 pair
- Chuo pair AB
- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

* The Ropeways generally operate throughout the year for sightseeing

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 65cm
- Paradise area: 90cm
- Chuo area: 80cm
- Utopia area: 110cm
- Uwanodai area: 0cm
- Oomori area: 0cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:11am on Friday 20th April 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A few limited areas of Zao Onsen remain open

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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 20th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
13th April 0cm - -
9th April 12cm - -
6th April 0cm 0cm -
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 16cm 23cm 6cm
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 24cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total 12cm 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 765cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
-
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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