Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:24pm on Saturday 17th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Saturday 17th March 2018, 1:24pm
0cm
Friday 16th March 2018, 12:22pm 0cm
Thursday 15th March 2018, 11:16am 0cm
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 8:44am 0cm
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 7:05am 0cm
Monday 12th March 2018, 7:40am 0cm
Sunday 11th March 2018, 8:58am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 16cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 745cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:24pm on Saturday 17th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Winter has returned - if feels like that, for the moment at least with some cold temperatures being reported... -12C at the summit at the start of the day and well below zero here at base too. It has got less cold by lunchtime but still the need for layers.

Last chance to get in some night time 'nighta' tomorrow evening.

Is that snow I see lurking on the forecast for mid week? I think it may well be!

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts should be moving as planned
- Exceptions are the Diamond Number 1 and Karamatsu lifts which are now closed for the season
- All main areas apart from Karamatsu are open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 175cm
- Paradise area: 200cm
- Chuo area: 200cm
- Utopia area: 185cm
- Uwanodai area: 115cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 1:24pm on Saturday 17th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Almost all of Zao Onsen remains open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th March 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 17th March 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th March 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 17th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
17th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
16th March 0cm - 0cm
15th March 0cm 22cm 1cm
14th March 0cm 1cm 1cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 27cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 38cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 195cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total 16cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 745cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th March 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
16cm
[745cm]
- -
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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