Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 12th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Sunday 12th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and blue sky
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Sunday 12th March 2017, 9:02am
0cm
Saturday 11th March 2017, 10:25am 0cm
Friday 10th March 2017, 9:26am 3cm
Thursday 9th March 2017, 8:10am 2cm
Wednesday 8th March 2017, 9:49am 8cm
Tuesday 7th March 2017, 9:01am 1cm
Monday 6th March 2017, 16:13pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 14cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 469cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Sunday 12th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It was -4C when I got up and around -1C now and will probably end up being a rather mild day here in Zao. Still, the resort is reporting -10C at the summit as of 9am.

No fresh snow to report and a mix of cloud and blue sky.

The forecast shows promise for snowfall around Wednesday, something to look forward to.

Tonight I believe is the last day for nighta on the Yokokura area... the remaining nighta at the resort is in the Uwanodai area, this coming Friday through until Monday next week.

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Lift news:

Closed for the season:
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Karamatsu pair

All other lifts operating as normal

All courses apart from Kotan should be open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 150cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 180cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 125cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Sunday 12th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal this morning

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 12th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 12th March 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 12th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 12th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
12th March 0cm 0cm 14cm
11th March 0cm 1cm 25cm
10th March 3cm 0cm 3cm
9th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
8th March 8cm 0cm 0cm
7th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 1cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 45cm 105cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
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 14cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 469cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 12th March 2017
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
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
14cm
[469cm]
- -
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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