Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 6th March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Tuesday 6th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
This report
Tuesday 6th March 2018, 8:00am
3cm
Monday 5th March 2018, 7:51am 0cm
Sunday 4th March 2018, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10:07am 0cm
Friday 2nd March 2018, 7:29am 3cm
Thursday 1st March 2018, 14:44pm 10cm
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9:06am 13cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 16cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 745cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Tuesday 6th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Rain happened, I'm afraid.

Never nice to see in winter.

The good news is that it turned into snow overnight and there has been a few cm on the ground. Not enough to cover the damage done by the rain surely, but good to see all the same.

There's some blue sky on show now too so it feels like it is clearing up. And finer weather is forecast for tomorrow too.

Friday is looking ominous. (Heavy) rain again, but hopefully followed by snow on Saturday. Forecasts can change, and hopefully that one will.

In the meantime I am going to enjoy this nice weather with a 'spring ski' mindset.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts open as planned
- All areas open as planned
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift has now closed for the season

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 215cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 230cm
- Utopia area: 230cm
- Uwanodai area: 160cm
- Oomori area: 160cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

Now finished for the season

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Tuesday 6th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th March 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Tuesday 6th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
6th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 6cm
2nd March 3cm 0cm 9cm
1st March 10cm 0cm 24cm
28th February 13cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 29cm 0cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 26cm 60cm
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 Tuesday 6th 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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