Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st April 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:04am on Friday 21st April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 21st April 2017, 11:04am
0cm
Monday 17th April 2017, 10:38am 0cm
Friday 14th April 2017, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 10th April 2017, 9:36am 0cm
Thursday 6th April 2017, 9:16am 0cm
Monday 3rd April 2017, 8:43am 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 7:56am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 20cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:04am on Friday 21st April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

A cloudy morning here and mild conditions.

Snow melt continues here with things getting thinner on the ground and officially less than 1m at all points on the mountain. With just over 2 weeks to go until the end of Golden Week, will the ski runs be able to remain open? They're still planning on it, even if things will be rather limited. Let's see how the weather goes over the next week or so...

The Zao Echo Line road opens today, connecting us here in Yamagata with our friends over in Miyagi Prefecture and allowing folk to visit Zao from the east.

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

Next report due after the weekend.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort):
Summit - 80cm
Paradise - 90cm
Chuo - 90cm
Utopia - 90cm
Uwanodai - 50cm
Yokokura - 30cm

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

Operating until Sunday 7th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB (** only on holidays **)
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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

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All other ski lifts at Zao Onsen are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 11:04am on Friday 21st April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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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 21st April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 21st April 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 21st April 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 21st April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st April 0cm 0cm -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
14th April 0cm - -
10th April 0cm - 0cm
6th April 0cm - -
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 20cm 3cm 0cm
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 65cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 520cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st April 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]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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