Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 28th April 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:01pm on Sunday 28th April 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
Good
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Sunday 28th April 2013, 12:01pm
0cm
Friday 26th April 2013, 9:37am 0cm
Tuesday 23rd April 2013, 9:54am 0cm
Sunday 21st April 2013, 9:00am 15cm
Wednesday 17th April 2013, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 13th April 2013, 6:42am 5cm
Tuesday 9th April 2013, 11:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 22cm
Current month (April 2013) total: 22cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 657cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:01pm on Sunday 28th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The snow isn't giving up just yet it seems! A few cm yesterday morning and while no new snow this morning it is keeping cold. Just a light wind and cloud this morning in Zao.

Even so, we're really getting short on supply of snow now even on the top course of the mountain which is now bare in places. There's no skiing or boarding down to base, and you need to get the ropeway lifts down. It's all getting very limited now. Can it last until May 6th?!

At the same time, quite busy with Golden Week tourists as well as the skiers and snowboarders.

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

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Utopia Number 2 Pair
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (27th April until 6th May)

Official snow depths:

Chuo Area
50cm

Utopia
50cm

Paradise
50cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:01pm on Sunday 28th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report

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Previous 14 days total 22cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 243cm - -
February observed snowfall total 218cm - -
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