Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 6th April 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Thursday 6th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, cloud
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Thursday 6th April 2017, 9:16am
0cm
Monday 3rd April 2017, 8:43am 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 7:56am 0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:57am 0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 11:03am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 9:58am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Thursday 6th April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It was warm out there yesterday with temperatures rising above 10C in the morning and temperatures in positive numbers up on the summit too.

It's 13C here at base as of 9am this morning so warmer still.

Sunny weather but some cloud up there.

It feels like the chance of fresh snow this season is rapidly dwindling and there is some rain on the forecast over the coming days.

Next update after the weekend, so do keep an eye on the forecast in the meantime.

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Zao Onsen plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Updates to this report a few times a week until then!

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort):
Summit - 150cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 190cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 110cm

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Planned closing dates for lifts at Zao Onsen - subject to change due to snow conditions:

Operating until Sunday 9th April:
- Mikaeri pair
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair (**holidays only after 2nd April)

Operating until Sunday 16th April:
- Katakai triple (**holidays only after 2nd April)
- Paradise pair AB (**holidays only after 2nd April)

Operating until Sunday 7th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB (holidays only after 16th April)
- Utopia Number 2 pair

No fixed closing date:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime Number 1 quad

Open all year (* for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

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All other ski lifts are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Thursday 6th April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report above

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 6th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th April 0cm - -
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm - 0cm
28th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 3cm 15cm
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December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 520cm 460cm 703cm
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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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[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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