Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 29th March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:10am on Thursday 29th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, thin cloud, hazy
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Thursday 29th March 2018, 10:10am
0cm
Wednesday 28th March 2018, 6:18am 0cm
Monday 26th March 2018, 12:09pm 0cm
Sunday 25th March 2018, 14:01pm 0cm
Saturday 24th March 2018, 7:40am 0cm
Friday 23rd March 2018, 7:40am 4cm
Thursday 22nd March 2018, 11:06am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 8cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 24cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 753cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Thursday 29th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

As with many other regions, the fine clearer skies and warm conditions continue here in Zao. There's some thin cloud around and it is looking hazy but the sun is out - though there's a chance of some rain before my next report tomorrow morning.

Some more lifts will be open until Sunday and once we get to next week there'll be less open. It's proving hard to find exact details but I'll try and get them to you by early next week.

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Lifts and course info:

The following course areas have now closed for the season:

- Kotan
- Diamond Valley
- Ryuzan
- Karamatsu
- Sunrise (remains part open)

The following lifts have now closed for the season:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Diamond Number 2 pair
- Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB
- Onsen Number 4 quad
- Zao Kokutai pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Sunrise pair AB

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 160cm
- Paradise area: 170cm
- Chuo area: 170cm
- Utopia area: 165cm
- Uwanodai area: 80cm
- Oomori area: 65cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Thursday 29th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao remains open

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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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 29th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
29th March 0cm 0cm -
28th March 0cm 4cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 4cm 3cm
24th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
23rd March 4cm 3cm 0cm
22nd March 4cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 26cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 8cm 50cm 4cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 195cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total 24cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 753cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 29th March 2018
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
- -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
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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