Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 2nd March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Monday 2nd March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong winds
Limited
This report
Monday 2nd March 2015, 8:44am
20cm
Sunday 1st March 2015, 8:29am 2cm
Saturday 28th February 2015, 9:20am 35cm
Friday 27th February 2015, 9:47am 2cm
Thursday 26th February 2015, 9:56am 0cm
Wednesday 25th February 2015, 9:14am 0cm
Tuesday 24th February 2015, 9:42am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 22cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 622cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Monday 2nd March 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and quite a lot of snow to report as well this morning. Strong winds have been blowing it around but putting a number on it I will go for... 20cm. Definitely over 15cm and maybe as much as 30+cm in places where the wind has blown it.

It's not the lightest and driest of snow, more wet and heavy, but we'll take it. Can't say I was expecting that much.

Strong winds are still with us and actually quite a few lifts are affected (I count 10) including both parts of the Zao Ropeway. So it's limited operations this morning. And limited visibility if you decide to go out too.

Not the friendliest of conditions, but that new snow is an appeal.

Tomorrow should be calmer and clearer.

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Official snow depths (Monday 2nd March 15):

Utopia: 230cm
Chuo: 210cm
Paradise: 215cm
Uwanodai: 155cm

Zao Onsen is open as planned (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Monday 2nd March 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited lift operations this morning due to weather conditions

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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]
22cm
[622cm]
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2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
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4cm
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150cm
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243cm
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218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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