Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th March 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:20am on Saturday 9th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Saturday 9th March 2019, 10:20am
14cm
Wednesday 6th March 2019, 10:08am 0cm
Monday 4th March 2019, 7:01am 0cm
Sunday 3rd March 2019, 7:58am 0cm
Saturday 2nd March 2019, 9:09am 0cm
Friday 1st March 2019, 9:00am 0cm
Thursday 28th February 2019, 8:24am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 21cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 14cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 475cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Saturday 9th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Good news. Fresh snow yesterday with 10-20cm in places. A nice surprise and while it might not last long or be enough to cover some icy conditions, it is of course very welcome.

And check out the temperatures reported from summit and base as of 10am -- minus 6 to plus 6. That seems... a big difference! It was definitely cold overnight but is quickly warming up this morning and we expect a warm day today and tomorrow.

Beautiful blue skies this morning.

Let's try not to get too excited but there is actually a bit more snow there on the forecast particularly around mid week.

Last nighta scheduled for tomorrow.

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I will try to keep the reports updated regularly from now until the end of the season.

And we will also soon add the planned lift closing dates to the report.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating as planned
- All main course areas open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 145cm
- Chuo area: 145cm
- Utopia area: 140cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- Oomori area: 105cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Saturday 9th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as normal

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 9th March 2019
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 9th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
9th March 14cm 0cm 2cm
6th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 3cm 0cm
1st March 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 13cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 3cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 21cm 31cm 15cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 14cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 475cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th March 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
14cm
[475cm]
- -
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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