Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st May 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:29am on Thursday 1st May 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Calm
OK
This report
Thursday 1st May 2014, 9:29am
0cm
Monday 28th April 2014, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 25th April 2014, 9:47am 0cm
Monday 21st April 2014, 7:25am 0cm
Friday 18th April 2014, 9:21am 0cm
Wednesday 16th April 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 13th April 2014, 9:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (May 2014) total: 0cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 579cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:29am on Thursday 1st May 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Lots of fog yesterday and a bit of rain up on the mountain too.

Cloudy at the moment though we are told to expect some rain today as well. 11 degrees here in base village as we approach 9:30am.

Things should be clearing up by tomorrow though and hopefully we can have good weather conditions through until the end of the season on Tuesday.

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I will be away for the weekend from tomorrow, and so I plan to post my last Zao Now report of the season early next week as the resort closes for skiing and boarding.

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The Zao Echoline road is now open. It seems that until some time in early May they will be closing the road from 5pm until 8am the next morning but during the day time it's open to enjoy.

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Operating ski lifts at Zao until 6th May (* subject to change):

Daily until 6th May:
Ropeways and Gondolas (open through the year)
Chuo Number 1 Pair
Chuo Number 2 Pair
Utopia Number 2 Pair
Katakai Triple
Paradise Pair AB

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Official snow depths (1st May 14):
Utopia: 100cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 100cm
Uwanodai: -

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Here's some news about the Ropeways after the skijo closes. They are open 'throughout the year' but actually do close for periods of time for maintenance work. And here's the plans for them:

Zao Ropeway

Lower section & Utopia Number 1 summer lift:
Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Wednesday 4th June (* but will open on 24th and 25th May)

Upper section:
Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Thursday 19th June (* but will open on 14th, 15th and 16th June)

Zao Chuo Ropeway

Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Friday 13th June

Zao Sky Cable

Closed from Saturday 14th June

Archive report: Posted at 9:29am on Thursday 1st May 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is part open until Tuesday 6th May, please see main report for more information.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 1st May 2014
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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 1st May 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
1st May 0cm - -
28th April 0cm 0cm -
25th April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm 15cm -
18th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
13th April 0cm 5cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 22cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 111cm 243cm -
February observed snowfall total 166cm 218cm -
March observed snowfall total 107cm 21cm -
April observed snowfall total 4cm 22cm -
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 579cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
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]
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