Zao Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:57am on Thursday 23rd March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds + fog
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very poor
This report
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:57am
3cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 9:08am 1cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7:25am 0cm
Monday 20th March 2017, 9:23am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 10:03am 0cm
Saturday 18th March 2017, 9:48am 0cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 9:14am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 33cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 42cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 497cm

White-out!

Or, is that grey-out!

Very poor visibility out there this morning. I'm not sure I'd be able to find my way around... hopefully it will improve as the day goes on.

Light snow at times on the forecast into tomorrow though the forecasts generally seem to be expecting clearer weather conditions over the coming weekend.

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Lift info:

Closed for the season:
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Zao Kokutai pair
- Ryuzen pair
- Karamatsu pair

Course info:

Closed for the season:
- Kotan

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 150cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 190cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 130cm

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as normal - see report above

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Wednesday 22nd March 2017
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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily, some will become less than daily once we get into April.

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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 23rd March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 23rd March 2017
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd 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 more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 23rd March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd March 3cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 33cm 3cm 62cm
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 42cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 497cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
42cm
[497cm]
- -
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
Zao Now reports before Thursday 23rd March 2017
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month