Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 26th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:09am on Tuesday 26th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 26th April 2016, 10:09am
0cm
Friday 22nd April 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 9:33am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 10:15am 0cm
Friday 15th April 2016, 8:15am 0cm
Tuesday 12th April 2016, 7:44am 3cm
Friday 8th April 2016, 9:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 3cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 460cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:09am on Tuesday 26th April 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Nature continues to move full on into spring (early summer?!) with warm temperatures and snow melting away quickly now.

Almost inevitably, some of the areas that were planning to remain open until early next month are now able to and have now closed. Utopia had it's last day yesterday and from today it is just the Chuo Number 1 pair lift that remains operating and serving open ski course. Snow is getting pretty thin on the ground up there too - see the webcam image from this morning below to get an idea of what remains now.

The Ropeways also remain open of course, but apart from the Zao Chuo Ropeway taking people up to the skiable area, they are for sightseeing.

Fine weather today and more tomorrow though perhaps some more cloud. Expect some rain on Thursday and Friday... maybe even some snow in higher areas on Friday?!

Friday is the first day of the "Golden Week" holidays here in Japan. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week are also national holidays.

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Information as of day Tuesday 26th April 2016 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: -cm
Chuo: 30cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: -cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

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The Zao Ropeway, Sky Cable gondola and Chuo Ropeway are all open throughout the year (apart from specific maintenance periods)

Archive report: Posted at 10:09am on Tuesday 26th April 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th April 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 26th April 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th April 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 26th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
26th April 0cm - -
22nd April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm - 0cm
18th April 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - -
12th April 3cm - -
8th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 3cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 0cm 14cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 83cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total 45cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total 3cm 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 460cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th April 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
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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