Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:34am on Wednesday 15th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 9:34am
22cm
Tuesday 14th March 2017, 9:03am 1cm
Monday 13th March 2017, 9:01am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 37cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 492cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Wednesday 15th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

I'm happy to say that the forecasts were right.

I am measuring just over 20cm of fresh snow here at base, so there's surely that and upwards at higher elevations. A very nice new layer of fresh snow and even though it's heavier than peak season dry snow, it should really liven things up for mid March.

Taking a look at the forecasts and there seems to be the chance of regular refreshes in the coming days as well. Can't be bad.

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Lift info:

Closed for the season:
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Karamatsu pair

Course info:
Closed for the season:
- Kotan

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 150cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 195cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Wednesday 15th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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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 Wednesday 15th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 15th 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 Wednesday 15th 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 Wednesday 15th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th March 22cm 1cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 1cm 5cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 15cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 14cm
11th March 0cm 1cm 25cm
10th March 3cm 0cm 3cm
9th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 3cm 62cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 18cm 86cm
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 37cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 492cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th 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]
37cm
[492cm]
- -
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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