Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th April 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 27th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Fair
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Saturday 27th April 2019, 8:55am
0cm
Wednesday 24th April 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Monday 22nd April 2019, 8:18am 0cm
Friday 19th April 2019, 9:10am 0cm
Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:48am 0cm
Friday 12th April 2019, 8:58am 0cm
Thursday 11th April 2019, 10:01am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 72cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 599cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 27th April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Rain yesterday, holding off just now but the chance of some snow today apparently. It's pretty cold, certainly not what we expect over Golden Week.

The Chuo Number 2 lift is opening up for the start of the Golden Week period.

Sunny skies are forecast from tomorrow for a few days.

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The Zao Echo Line road is now open!

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 60cm
- Paradise area: 80cm
- Chuo area: 80cm
- Utopia area: 100cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 0cm

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Course areas currently remaining open:

- Summit/Juhyo area (part)
- Chuo
- Utopia (part)

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These are the planned lift closing dates as stated by the resort. There may be slight variations and they are also of course subject to change depending on snow conditions. Please check with the resort before going.

Operating until 6th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: operating on 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May

Operating as long as snow allows:
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts already closed
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 27th April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Zao Onsen remains open

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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 27th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th April 0cm - 0cm
24th April 0cm - 0cm
22nd April 0cm - -
19th April 0cm - -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
12th April 0cm - -
11th April 20cm - -
Previous 7 days total 20cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 12cm 16cm
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 66cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total 72cm 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 599cm 765cm 520cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
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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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