Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 18th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:48am on Saturday 18th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine spring weather
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Saturday 18th March 2017, 9:48am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 38cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 493cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:48am on Saturday 18th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Fine weather conditions here in Zao this morning.

The sun is out.

It might get rather mild down here at base today though even at closing in on 10am the top area is reporting a temperature of -7C... so it's still cold up there!

Expect more fine weather over the coming days - right now there's not much in terms of snow potential on the weekly forecast.

Enjoy the weekend! Monday is a national holiday in Japan and so it's a long one.

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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 9:48am on Saturday 18th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned this morning - see above

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 18th March 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 18th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 24cm 2cm 34cm
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 Saturday 18th March 2017
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]
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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