Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 8th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain up top
wind condition
Moderate winds, strong in places
Decent
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Friday 8th March 2013, 9:21am
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Thursday 7th March 2013, 9:55am 0cm
Wednesday 6th March 2013, 16:23pm 0cm
Tuesday 5th March 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 4th March 2013, 9:26am 0cm
Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:07am 5cm
Saturday 2nd March 2013, 9:03am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 119cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 8cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 622cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 8th March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Curious morning. It's raining up top, but just cloudy here. Moderate winds. Warm. It kind of feels like the end of March or early April at the moment. And so soon after that storm just the other week.

It's this time of the year when the ice monsters, as splendid as they were looking, soon retreat and disappear for the season. Though this year they have kept good for longer than some years for sure. I fear they may be on their way to our memory banks soon though.

OK so the forecast for the weekend. Clear, somewhat colder, sunny and windy tomorrow. Snow showers and windy conditions on Sunday. Temperatures seem to not know where they want to be, up and down, though staying on the up side more than down. One thing does look certain and that's strong early spring winds over the weekend... perhaps enough to mess with lift operations.

Anyway hope you have a good weekend.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
265cm

Utopia
300cm

Paradise
250cm

Uwanodai
155cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 8th March 2013
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Zao Onsen is open

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