Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th April 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday 17th April 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate wind
Good
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This report
Wednesday 17th April 2013, 9:20am
0cm
Saturday 13th April 2013, 6:42am 5cm
Tuesday 9th April 2013, 11:23am 0cm
Sunday 7th April 2013, 14:30pm 0cm
Saturday 6th April 2013, 11:41am 0cm
Friday 5th April 2013, 15:08pm 0cm
Thursday 4th April 2013, 14:22pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (April 2013) total: 7cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 642cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday 17th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

17th April and this morning is probably the warmest of the year so far. It was already over 10 degrees at 8am this morning in the village and about 4 degrees at the top of the resort as well.

A cloudy start to the day and while it isn't at the moment it kind of looks and feels like rain. And rain is on the forecast for later in the day. There's a moderate wind this morning.

Look for it to get a bit chillier from tomorrow for a few days.

Weekdays now it's the Chuo and Utopia runs only open.

The following lifts plan to remain open through until 6th May:

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (20th/21st April, 27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
The Yokokura Number 1 Pair AB will remain open as long as there's enough snow.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
75cm

Utopia
70cm

Paradise
75cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday 17th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Some lifts are now closed for the season. See main report.

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