Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 5th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:03am on Sunday 5th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Sunday 5th March 2017, 10:03am
0cm
Saturday 4th March 2017, 9:15am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 28cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 455cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:03am on Sunday 5th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

No fresh snowfall (as expected) and it is another fine morning here.

Fresh snow is on the way this coming week. Just how much, we'll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, it's a fine early March Sunday. Not quite as busy as peak season weekends, but still a fair few people around.

Today is the last night of the 'light up' evening Ropeway.

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

Paradise Number 3 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 - 135cm

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

Last night tonight.
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 10:03am on Sunday 5th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as normal

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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 Sunday 5th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 5th 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 Sunday 5th 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 Sunday 5th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
5th March 0cm 0cm 4cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 6cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 9cm 20cm
1st March 0cm 24cm 2cm
28th February 0cm - 35cm
27th February 0cm 5cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 44cm 63cm
Previous 14 days total 28cm 60cm 79cm
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 Sunday 5th 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]
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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