Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st April 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Sunday 21st April 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light wind
Generally poor
This report
Sunday 21st April 2013, 9:00am
15cm
Wednesday 17th April 2013, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 13th April 2013, 6:42am 5cm
Tuesday 9th April 2013, 11:23am 0cm
Sunday 7th April 2013, 14:30pm 0cm
Saturday 6th April 2013, 11:41am 0cm
Friday 5th April 2013, 15:08pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 22cm
Current month (April 2013) total: 22cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 657cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Sunday 21st April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's good news this morning for snow fans in Zao. 10-15cm of snow in the village (no kidding!) and surely a bit more than that on the upper slopes of the resort. It's going to be fresh conditions this morning. Fairly poor visibility this morning as the clouds cover the mountain.

Can't believe this snow... I'm off out there as this will surely be the last we'll see fresh snow like this for quite a few months!

The following lifts plan to remain open through until 6th May:

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (20th/21st April, 27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
The Yokokura Number 1 Pair AB will remain open as long as there's enough snow.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
60cm

Utopia
55cm

Paradise
55cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Sunday 21st April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Some lifts are now closed for the season. See main report.

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  2012/2013
*as of Sunday 21st April 2013
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
21st April 15cm - -
17th April 0cm - -
13th April 5cm - -
9th April 0cm - -
7th April 0cm - -
6th April 0cm - -
5th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 20cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 22cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 243cm - -
February observed snowfall total 218cm - -
March observed snowfall total 21cm - -
April observed snowfall total 22cm - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 657cm 0cm 0cm
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - - - - - - - -
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
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