Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Friday 21st March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing
wind condition
Moderate
Not good
This report
Friday 21st March 2014, 8:55am
10cm
Thursday 20th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Wednesday 19th March 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Tuesday 18th March 2014, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 17th March 2014, 10:45am 3cm
Sunday 16th March 2014, 10:01am 1cm
Saturday 15th March 2014, 8:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 87cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 95cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 563cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Friday 21st March 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

10cm of fresh snow at base this morning. More on the mountain, surely. A good way to celebrate the lower ticket prices for spring as I mentioned in previous reports.

It's still snowing and should be for the day. Fairly strong winds though, hopefully that won't affect the lifts. Seems to be ok as I just checked. Poor visibility though with the snow falling and a rather foggy mountain.

Snow should ease from tomorrow and then it's looking like spring might finally take a grip on things from early week. Much warmer conditions are expected with lots of sun - if the forecast is right the big melt will begin.

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Official snow depths (21st March 14):
Utopia: 300cm
Chuo: 260cm
Paradise: 290cm
Uwanodai: 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Friday 21st March 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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