Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th March 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Thursday 5th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate westerly
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
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This report
Thursday 5th March 2020, 9:05am
1cm
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 7:44am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 8:46am 0cm
Monday 2nd March 2020, 8:26am 0cm
Saturday 29th February 2020, 9:25am 0cm
Friday 28th February 2020, 9:16am 2cm
Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:59am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 1cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 271cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Thursday 5th March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

A thin dusting of snow around my place this morning and (very) light snow currently falling at the moment - it looks like higher up there should be more but there's no change in the official snow depth numbers put out by the resort this morning.

Wind might well be an issue for some lifts today but at the start of the day it seems things are opening as planned.

And I hope to bring more news of snow in the report tomorrow...

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 105cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 115cm
- Uwanodai area: 55cm
- Oomori area: 55cm

All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now mostly open
- Yokokura and Omori part open

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled for 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Thursday 5th March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 5th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
5th March 1cm - 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 0cm 3cm
29th February 0cm 0cm 13cm
28th February 2cm 0cm 13cm
27th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 0cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 24cm 39cm
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 1cm 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 271cm 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]
1cm
[271cm]
- -
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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