Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 9th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Light snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Thursday 9th March 2017, 8:10am
2cm
Wednesday 8th March 2017, 9:49am 8cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 11cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 466cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 9th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's a cold morning here in Zao and there's a few cm of fresh snow on the ground and light snow falling as I write this report.

We're expecting snow and cloud for the day today and hopefully through tomorrow as well. Poor visibility early on - foggy up there? - but hopefully that will improve during the day.

The skies will probably be clearer by the time we roll on into the weekend and some fairly mild conditions are expected.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating this morning:

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 - 150cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 180cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 125cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 9th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen open as planned - 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 Thursday 9th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 9th 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 Thursday 9th 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 Thursday 9th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
9th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
8th March 8cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 11cm 6cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 54cm 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 11cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 466cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th 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]
11cm
[466cm]
- -
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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