Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 6th March 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 6th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Friday 6th March 2020, 9:10am
12cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 13cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 283cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 6th March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Fresh snow to report to you this morning. The official numbers (not all and) just increasing by a bit but I have measured 12cm. I would expect more on the mountain and a friend of mine is mentioning more than 20cm - which would be very good.

After today, it looks like we are going to have our fair share of sunshine. Possibly more than our fair share with things warming up Japan-wide particularly around Tuesday. Don't expect any snowfall before Wednesday at the earliest, but hopefully we are not done for the season yet in terms of fresh...

So sunny over the weekend.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 110cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 130cm
- Uwanodai area: 60cm
- Oomori area: 60cm

All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

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

- All courses are now mostly 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 9:10am on Friday 6th 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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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th March 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 6th March 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 6th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
6th March 12cm 0cm 3cm
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
Previous 7 days total 15cm 0cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 24cm 42cm
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 13cm 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 283cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th March 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
13cm
[283cm]
- -
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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Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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