Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd April 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 23rd April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly lear and sunny
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
Excellent
This report
Thursday 23rd April 2015, 9:45am
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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
Tuesday 7th April 2015, 11:44am 0cm
Sunday 5th April 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 703cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 23rd April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It is a lovely morning here in Zao and there's a lot more coming up too. Mostly clear and sunny weather is forecast well into next week, perhaps a bit of rain tomorrow but if that happens it should be short-lived.

There seems to be lots of publicity efforts being made at the moment to try and get the message across about Zao Onsen being 'safe' from the warnings about the crater over on the other side of the mountain there (see previous reports).

These weekdays we are now limited to upper levels now, basically the Chuo pair lifts and Utopia pairs (as well as the ropeways/gondolas). More open for the Golden Week holidays, though lower slopes now are looking rather bare now.

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Official snow depths (Thursday 23rd April 15):

Utopia: 80cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 85cm
Uwanodai: 10cm

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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
Katakai Triple (* from now only on holidays and Golden Week)
Paradise Pair AB (* from now only on holidays and Golden Week)
Utopia Number 2 Pair (dependant on snow conditions)

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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 9:45am on Thursday 23rd April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited spring weekdays operations. A few more lifts planning to open over Golden Week

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 23rd April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
23rd April 0cm - 0cm
20th April 0cm - -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
10th April 0cm - -
7th April 0cm 4cm 0cm
5th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 4cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 16cm 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
Season observed snowfall total 703cm 579cm 657cm
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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]
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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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