Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th March 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:41am on Thursday 28th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, sun
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Calm
Very good
This report
Thursday 28th March 2013, 9:41am
0cm
Wednesday 27th March 2013, 9:31am 0cm
Tuesday 26th March 2013, 11:25am 2cm
Monday 25th March 2013, 9:48am 0cm
Sunday 24th March 2013, 14:45pm 0cm
Saturday 23rd March 2013, 10:03am 0cm
Friday 22nd March 2013, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 21cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 635cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Thursday 28th March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

...and quite a lot warmer this morning.

More cloud than yesterday but still some blue sky to enjoy and the sun is out at times. Increasingly so actually since earlier on. No wind, all is calm.

Temperatures in the positive on all areas of the mountain this morning and right now it's already about 8 degrees. The forecast for lower down in Yamagata City goes up to 18 degrees for the day today.

Should get colder again tomorrow and for the weekend. Right now sunny clear skies forecast for Sunday.

Current lift operations:

The following lifts will run through until 31st March:

Onsen Number 4 Quad
Sunrise Pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 Triple
Nakamori Number 2 Pair
Diamond Number 1 Pair
Diamond Number 2 Pair
Oomori quad
Yokokura Number 2 Pair
Astraea Number 1 Pair
Astraea Number 2 Pair
Astraea Number 3 Pair

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

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April, 27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then 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
190cm

Utopia
180cm

Paradise
180cm

Uwanodai
80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Thursday 28th March 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 Thursday 28th March 2013
2011/2012
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Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 0cm 0cm
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December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 243cm - -
February observed snowfall total 218cm - -
March observed snowfall total 21cm - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 635cm 0cm 0cm
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
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243cm
[396cm]
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