Zao Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:51am on Friday 3rd April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Friday 3rd April 2020, 9:51am
0cm
Wednesday 1st April 2020, 8:53am 0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 7:58am 0cm
Monday 30th March 2020, 9:19am 3cm
Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 27th March 2020, 7:51am 0cm
Thursday 26th March 2020, 8:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 334cm

Morning from Zao.

After some strong winds and limited visibility yesterday, we have clear skies this morning. It was cold early on (temperatures from 7am) but warming up nicely.

The snow continues to quickly disappear from lower areas of the resort as you can clearly see on the image below.

As the forecast stands right now, tomorrow will be cloudier with the chance of some rain and then there might be some snowfall later on Sunday.

Next report early week. Take care over the weekend.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 55cm
- Paradise area: 70cm
- Chuo area: 80cm
- Utopia area: 65cm
- Uwanodai area: 20cm
- Oomori area: 0cm

- Generally upper areas remain part open; lower areas are closed

The following lifts continue to operate (subject to change):

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Diamond Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair
- Sky Cable

- Other lifts are now closed for the season

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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Upper area of Zao are open

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd April 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 3rd April 2020
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 3rd April 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
3rd April 0cm 5cm -
1st April 0cm 28cm -
31st March 0cm - 0cm
30th March 3cm 2cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 16cm 0cm
27th March 0cm - -
26th March 0cm 11cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 62cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 85cm 8cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 123cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total 64cm 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 334cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
0cm
[334cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
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 Friday 3rd April 2020
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