Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st May 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 1st May 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud, thin cloud
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light-moderate
visibility condition
Good
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Tuesday 1st May 2018, 9:05am
0cm
Thursday 26th April 2018, 7:59am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 20th April 2018, 8:11am 0cm
Monday 16th April 2018, 9:08am 0cm
Friday 13th April 2018, 7:17am 0cm
Monday 9th April 2018, 8:02am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 12cm
Current month (May 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 765cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 1st May 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao

The Utopia lift and course area was hoping to continue through until Sunday, but no go - it is now closed.

So that leaves us with just the Chuo area open for skiing and snowboarding. And as you can see from the webcam image below, the snow is fast melting away with patchy conditions especially on the lift side. Those conditions certainly aren't for everyone but if you need to get in that last ride of the season...!

With some rain due tomorrow and Thursday, it is far from guaranteed that Chuo will be able to remain open until Sunday as planned.

I'll check each morning and let you know when anything changes again.

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Course areas open

- Chuo

Ski lifts that are still operating

- Chuo Number 1 pair: open daily until 6th May
- Chuo Number 2 pair: open 3rd-6th May

* The Ropeways operate throughout the year for sightseeing
* Earlier than planned closing might be possible - will depend on snow conditions

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 15cm
- Paradise area: 35cm
- Chuo area: 35cm
- Utopia area: 25cm
- Uwanodai area: 0cm
- Oomori area: 0cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 1st May 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Just the Chuo run remains open - and that is getting patchy! See below photo.

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  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 1st May 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
1st May 0cm 0cm -
26th April 0cm - 0cm
23rd April 0cm - -
20th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
13th April 0cm - -
9th April 12cm - -
Previous 7 days total 12cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 12cm 4cm 3cm
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 24cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total 12cm 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 765cm 520cm 460cm
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
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]
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