Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:25am on Tuesday 21st March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None for the moment
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Fair to limited
This report
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7:25am
0cm
Monday 20th March 2017, 9:23am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 10:03am 0cm
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
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 7:25am on Tuesday 21st March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It's cloudy for now, and mild - but is it going to rain here today? And is it going to snow higher up, and later on down here? The forecasts are a bit shy so let's see what happens.

A few more lifts are now closed for the season from this morning, though terrain open remains unchanged. There will very probably be less people from now on as the idea of "spring" sets in and more people go about other spring things.

Cheaper lift tickets as well from today with a one day lift ticket going down from 5,000 yen to 4,100 yen.

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Lift info:

Closed for the season:
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Zao Kokutai pair
- Ryuzen 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 - 130cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:25am on Tuesday 21st March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen should be opening as planned 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 Tuesday 21st March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 21st 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 Tuesday 21st 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 Tuesday 21st March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 22cm 1cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 3cm 62cm
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 Tuesday 21st 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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