Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 3rd March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Friday 3rd March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, snow
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing just now
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 3rd March 2017, 9:30am
0cm
Thursday 2nd March 2017, 10:30am 0cm
Wednesday 1st March 2017, 9:10am 0cm
Tuesday 28th February 2017, 11:25am 0cm
Monday 27th February 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 26th February 2017, 9:22am 3cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 10:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 455cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Friday 3rd March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

After a mild day yesterday, it's a bit colder this morning. There's just a dusting of snow overnight but it is snowing this morning and fingers crossed we might get some cm during the day today.

Tomorrow we're probably going to get some sunshine tomorrow though the forecast does tell us that snow clouds won't be too far away, even if it keeps fairly mild. And indeed as we enter early next week it's looking pretty hopeful for some decent snowfall which would be good.

Difficult to read - we'll just have to see what nature decides to give us.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:

Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair

All courses apart from Kotan should be open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 145cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 170cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 140cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

Every day until 5th March 2017.
Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Friday 3rd March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open - see above

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 3rd 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 Friday 3rd March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd March 0cm 6cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 9cm 20cm
1st March 0cm 24cm 2cm
28th February 0cm - 35cm
27th February 0cm 5cm 2cm
26th February 3cm 4cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 48cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 61cm 90cm
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 0cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 455cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd 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]
0cm
[455cm]
- -
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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