Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 17th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and blue sky/sunshine
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 17th March 2017, 9:14am
1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 38cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 493cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 17th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning.

A bit of snow this morning to report but it's calm and fine now with a mix of cloud and blue skies and the sun casting shadows as the clouds move quickly. Feels like it s going to be a fine day though the chance of some light snow at times remains.

Clearer skies are forecast for the weekend.

It will probably be a busy weekend, it being a 3 day long one - Monday is a national holiday.

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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 - 190cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 17th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal - 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 Friday 17th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 17th 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 Friday 17th 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 Friday 17th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 27cm 3cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 3cm 66cm
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 38cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 493cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th 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]
38cm
[493cm]
- -
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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