Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st April 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 1st April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
-
visibility condition
Fair
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Wednesday 1st April 2020, 8:53am
0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 7:58am 0cm
Monday 30th March 2020, 9:19am 3cm
Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 27th March 2020, 7:51am 0cm
Thursday 26th March 2020, 8:01am 0cm
Wednesday 25th March 2020, 7:49am 18cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 334cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 1st April 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao.

After the fine weather yesterday, this morning... rain, I'm afraid.

A few more lifts have closed for the season: updated below.

I'm always surprised at how quickly the last of the snow on base areas dries up in such a short time. (So perhaps I shouldn't be surprised!) Those lower areas are looking rather bare now.

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For the remainder of the season, I plan to post a couple of updates each week. I will of course keep an eye on any news regarding planned closing.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 65cm
- Paradise area: 80cm
- Chuo area: 90cm
- Utopia area: 75cm
- Uwanodai area: 30cm
- Oomori area: 5cm

- Generally upper areas remain part open; lower areas are closed

The following lifts continue to operate (subject to change):

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Diamond Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair
- Sky Cable

- Other lifts are now closed for the season

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Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 1st April 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Upper areas of Zao remains open

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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 1st April 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
1st April 0cm 28cm -
31st March 0cm - 0cm
30th March 3cm 2cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 16cm 0cm
27th March 0cm - -
26th March 0cm 11cm 0cm
25th March 18cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 21cm 57cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 80cm 8cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 123cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total 64cm 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 334cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
0cm
[334cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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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