Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th March 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:09am on Saturday 16th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
This report
Saturday 16th March 2019, 9:09am
0cm
Friday 15th March 2019, 10:09am 0cm
Thursday 14th March 2019, 11:37am 23cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 37cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 498cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Saturday 16th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Felt cold overnight and this morning there is cloud around but some blue sky too.

The forecast shows the chance of some light snow tomorrow and then as we enter next week lots of sunshine and a real warm up of temperatures as we approach the middle of the week. Temps up to double digits at base? Looks like we might get some of that.

So let's enjoy the colder conditions while we can.

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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: 110cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 175cm
- 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 9:09am on Saturday 16th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned this morning

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 16th March 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 16th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
16th March 0cm 0cm -
15th March 0cm 0cm 22cm
14th March 23cm 0cm 1cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th March 14cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 0cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 3cm 37cm
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 37cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 498cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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]
37cm
[498cm]
- -
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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