Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 7th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 7th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Fair, varied
This report
Tuesday 7th March 2017, 9:01am
1cm
Monday 6th March 2017, 16:13pm 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 1cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 456cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 7th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's nice and colder this morning and there is a dusting of snow on the ground... just about enough for me to add 1cm to the report. I would expect more higher up so there might be a light top-up to enjoy this morning, though surely nothing like a reset.

Good looking forecast still with snow expected daily through until the weekend, and it should also be keeping cold.

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

Paradise Number 3 pair
Diamond Number 1 pair
Karamatsu pair (closed now for the season)

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 - 125cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 7th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen open as normal - see above

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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 7th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 7th 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 7th 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 7th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
7th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 1cm 39cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 60cm 63cm
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 1cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 456cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 7th 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]
1cm
[456cm]
- -
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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