Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st March 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:44pm on Thursday 1st March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain / snow
wind condition
Strong
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 1st March 2018, 2:44pm
10cm
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9:06am 13cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:09am 0cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 7:31am 0cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 10:06am 0cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 7:49am 2cm
Friday 23rd February 2018, 7:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 88cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 10cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 739cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:44pm on Thursday 1st March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Apologies for the late report.

Strong winds today and some pretty nasty conditions. Wind, snow (10+cm overnight) and rain in the day. And some lifts and courses not open due to the unfriendly weather.

Been a day of panic here with one thing and another. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 220cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 240cm
- Utopia area: 270cm
- Uwanodai area: 165cm
- Oomori area: 180cm

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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:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

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

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 2:44pm on Thursday 1st March 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open but limited lifts and courses due to weather conditions

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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 Thursday 1st March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
1st March 10cm 0cm 24cm
28th February 13cm 0cm -
27th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
26th February 0cm 3cm 4cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 2cm 1cm 6cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 4cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 88cm 29cm 69cm
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 10cm 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 739cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 1st March 2018
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]
10cm
[739cm]
- -
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]
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