Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 9th March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:01am on Friday 9th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light-moderate westerly
visibility condition
Varied but generally limited or worse
This report
Friday 9th March 2018, 11:01am
0cm
Thursday 8th March 2018, 10:05am 0cm
Wednesday 7th March 2018, 7:46am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 16cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 745cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:01am on Friday 9th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

I'm afraid it's rain today. Rather wet and not very appealing.

Looks like the Paradise Number 3 lift and Diamond Number 2 lifts are currently on hold - with all others moving as planned.

Still got fingers crossed for a little snow - particularly higher up - before tomorrow. It does look like the clouds are going to clear up and the sun will be with us from tomorrow. Keeping chilly on Saturday but gradually warming up again early week. Not much chance of snow by the looks...

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Lifts and course info:

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

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 200cm
- Paradise area: 220cm
- Chuo area: 220cm
- Utopia area: 200cm
- Uwanodai area: 150cm
- Oomori area: 140cm

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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 11:01am on Friday 9th March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A few lifts affected but mostly open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 9th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
9th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 8cm 0cm
7th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
6th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 11cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 15cm 54cm
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
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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]
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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