Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th April 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 8th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Moderate
Fair
This report
Friday 8th April 2016, 9:21am
0cm
Monday 4th April 2016, 9:22am 0cm
Sunday 3rd April 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Saturday 2nd April 2016, 8:04am 0cm
Friday 1st April 2016, 8:51am 0cm
Thursday 31st March 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 9:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 457cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 8th April 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

There's a bit of a wind blowing the trees around here outside my place this morning. It's otherwise a generally cloudy morning and early on already about 6C.

Tomorrow should be sunny but there's a chance of rain on Sunday, so if the forecast is right then Saturday is the pick of the weekend. It looks like it'll remain windy too.

Zao is now 'upper areas only' for skiing and snowboarding as the snow continues to melt and the snow line retreat back up the mountain. Just since my last report it's incredible how quickly lower slopes have seen the snow (in some places almost completely) disappear.

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Information as of Friday 8th April 2016 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 40cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: -cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

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Planned closing dates of lifts at Zao Onsen (subject to change due to snow conditions)

Open until Sunday 10th April:
Mikaeri pair lift (* unconfirmed, weekend only?)

Open until Thursday 5th May (*some not daily):
Chuo Number 1 pair lift AB
Chuo Number 2 pair lift AB (* Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Katakai triple lift (* Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Paradise pair AB lift (* Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Utopia Number 2 pair lift

The Zao Ropeway, Sky Cable gondola and Chuo Ropeway are all open throughout the year (apart from specific maintenance periods)

Lifts not mentioned in the above list have closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 8th April 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Just upper slopes remain open now

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th April 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 8th April 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 8th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
8th April 0cm - -
4th April 0cm - -
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm - -
1st April 0cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 15cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 83cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total 45cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 457cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th April 2016
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
0cm
[457cm]
-
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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