Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd April 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 23rd April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain is due today
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Monday 23rd April 2018, 9:07am
0cm
Friday 20th April 2018, 8:11am 0cm
Monday 16th April 2018, 9:08am 0cm
Friday 13th April 2018, 7:17am 0cm
Monday 9th April 2018, 8:02am 12cm
Friday 6th April 2018, 9:57am 0cm
Monday 2nd April 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 12cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 12cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 765cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 23rd April 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

After that warm weekend, things should be cooling down a little for this week.

This morning lots of cloud around and what looks like foggy conditions up on the open Chuo area this morning and rain is due.

There's hardly any snow to see at all around lower areas now, though snow cover is still ok on the open upper areas - though the snow surface is looking a little... 'dirty'... in places.

Zao hopes to keep the courses open until 6th May; it will be interesting to see if that will be possible.

Next update before the weekend.

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Course areas open

- Chuo
- Utopia
- Top course (* part)

Lifts that are still operating

- Utopia Number 2 pair: open daily until 6th May
- Chuo Number 1 pair: open daily until 6th May
- Chuo Number 2 pair: open 28th, 29th, 30th April & 3rd-6th May
- Zao Ropeway: open daily
- Zao Chuo Ropeway: open daily
- Sky Cable: open daily

* The Ropeways operate throughout the year for sightseeing
* Earlier than planned closing might be possible - will depend on snow conditions

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 50cm
- Paradise area: 65cm
- Chuo area: 65cm
- Utopia area: 90cm
- Uwanodai area: 0cm
- Oomori area: 0cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 23rd April 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Small part of Zao remains open - see above

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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 23rd April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd April 0cm - -
20th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
13th April 0cm - -
9th April 12cm - -
6th April 0cm 0cm -
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 12cm 20cm 3cm
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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 24cm 65cm 45cm
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May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 765cm 520cm 460cm
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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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[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]
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