Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:29am on Friday 2nd March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 2nd March 2018, 7:29am
3cm
Thursday 1st March 2018, 14:44pm 10cm
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9:06am 13cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:09am 0cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 7:31am 0cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 10:06am 0cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 7:49am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 13cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 742cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:29am on Friday 2nd March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Quick morning report to be updated later:

Official sources show all lifts on standby early on due to weather conditions.

The resort may get to part open if and when conditions improve.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts on standby due to weather conditions
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 215cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 240cm
- Utopia area: 250cm
- Uwanodai area: 165cm
- Oomori area: 180cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

Daily until Sunday 4th March

Archive report: Posted at 7:29am on Friday 2nd March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Closed. More info coming later, including snow reading

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd March 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 2nd March 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd March 2018
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 Friday 2nd March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
2nd March 3cm 0cm 9cm
1st March 10cm 0cm 24cm
28th February 13cm 0cm -
27th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
26th February 0cm 3cm 4cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 2cm 1cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 4cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 29cm 77cm
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 13cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 742cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
13cm
[742cm]
- -
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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