Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th March 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 13th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 9:10am
0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2019, 9:09am 0cm
Monday 11th March 2019, 8:58am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 14cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 475cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 13th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

A friend of a friend (not a joke, and reliable) said that there has been 15-20cm of snow fall on upper areas yesterday and the day before. Wouldn't you think the resort would be shouting about that? As it is, difficult to find any kind of official information to confirm (and I have not been able to get out myself the last few). It's... slightly frustrating!

The resort is reporting cloudy conditions right now but I can see lots of blue sky.. it's a fine morning. But we are still expecting snow so perhaps conditions are about to change once again.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All main course areas open apart from Karamatsu (Karamatsu lift now closed for the season)
- All other lifts operating as planned (Yokokura Number 2 pair rested)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 105cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 145cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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Planned lift closing dates:

Please note the following list is not complete - other information will be added as it becomes available

- Zao Chuo Ropeway / Sky Cable - open all year (for sightseeing)
- Chuo Number 1 lift: until 6th May
- Chuo Number 2 lift: until 6th May (daily until 7th April, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May)
- Katakai lift: until 14th April (daily until 7th April, 13th,14th April)
- Diamond Number 2: until 31st March
- Paradise AB: until 14th April (daily until 7th April, 13th, 14th April)
- Paradise Number 3: until 17th March
- Nakamori Number 1 triple: until 31st March
- Nakamori Number 2 lift: until 17th March
- Mikaeri lift: until 7th April

All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 13th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as planned

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 13th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
13th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th March 14cm 0cm 2cm
6th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 29cm 14cm
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: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th March 2019
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 - 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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