Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th March 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Thursday 28th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow due to ease off
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Thursday 28th March 2019, 8:01am
16cm
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 12:49pm 11cm
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Thursday 21st March 2019, 7:09am 0cm
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 10:04am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:58am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 64cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 525cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Thursday 28th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

And how about this then - over 15cm of fresh snow on the ground at base and no doubt some more than that higher up. Interesting weather for the end of March. But very welcome of course. And if the forecasts are right, we're not done yet. We might get some sunshine later today and tomorrow but over the weekend more snowfall is due.

I expect it will be heavier than mid winter snow but it should be a fun morning.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 170cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 75cm

Courses:

All course areas open apart from

- Kotan
- Ryuzan
- Karamatsu

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These are the planned lift closing dates - subject to change depending on snow conditions.

Operating until 31st March:
- Sunrise pair AB (closed 25th-29th)
- Nakamori Number 1 triple
- Diamond Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Oomori quad

Operating until 7th April:
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair

Operating until 14th April:
- Katakai triple: daily until 7th April and then 13th, 14th April
- Paradise pair AB: daily until 7th April and then 13th, 14th April

Operating until 6th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: daily until 7th April and then 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May

Operating as long as snow allows:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime quad

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 8:01am on Thursday 28th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 28th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 28th March 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 28th March 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 28th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
28th March 16cm 0cm 4cm
26th March 11cm 0cm 0cm
23rd March 0cm 4cm 3cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 8cm 27cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 8cm 51cm
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 64cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 525cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 28th March 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
64cm
[525cm]
- -
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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