Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th April 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:47am on Friday 25th April 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
Great
This report
Friday 25th April 2014, 9:47am
0cm
Monday 21st April 2014, 7:25am 0cm
Friday 18th April 2014, 9:21am 0cm
Wednesday 16th April 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 13th April 2014, 9:41am 0cm
Wednesday 9th April 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Monday 7th April 2014, 9:13am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (April 2014) total: 4cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 579cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Friday 25th April 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Things have really warmed up over the last few days (up to 20 degrees!) and all of a sudden large areas of ground have become visible as the snow melts away from lower areas in particular.

More sun this morning and we will probably enjoy fine and warm weather conditions through the weekend.

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The Zao Echoline road opens from 11am today. Always fun to drive up there while there's still big walls of snow on either side of the road. It seems that until some time in early May they will be closing the road from 5pm until 8am the next morning but during the day time it's open to enjoy. Or will be later this morning!

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Operating ski lifts at Zao (* subject to change):

Daily until 6th May:
Ropeways and Gondolas (open through the year)
Chuo Number 1 Pair
Utopia Number 2 Pair

Open only from 26th April until 6th May:
Chuo Number 2 Pair
Katakai Triple
Paradise Pair AB

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Official snow depths (25th April 14):
Utopia: 140cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 20cm

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Here's some news about the Ropeways after the skijo closes. They are open 'throughout the year' but actually do close for periods of time for maintenance work. And here's the plans for them:

Zao Ropeway

Lower section & Utopia Number 1 summer lift:
Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Wednesday 4th June (* but will open on 24th and 25th May)

Upper section:
Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Thursday 19th June (* but will open on 14th, 15th and 16th June)

Zao Chuo Ropeway

Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Friday 13th June

Zao Sky Cable

Closed from Saturday 14th June

I'll post the above information again on the last report of the season as a reminder.

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Friday 25th April 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see the main report for details

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2013/2014
*as of Friday 25th April 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
25th April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm 15cm -
18th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
13th April 0cm 5cm -
9th April 0cm 0cm -
7th April 4cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 4cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 22cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 111cm 243cm -
February observed snowfall total 166cm 218cm -
March observed snowfall total 107cm 21cm -
April observed snowfall total 4cm 22cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 579cm 657cm 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 - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[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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