Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th April 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:42am on Monday 8th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Monday 8th April 2019, 10:42am
0cm
Friday 5th April 2019, 14:49pm 2cm
Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 7:33am 5cm
Monday 1st April 2019, 10:06am 28cm
Saturday 30th March 2019, 11:04am 2cm
Friday 29th March 2019, 12:03pm 0cm
Thursday 28th March 2019, 8:01am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 35cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 562cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:42am on Monday 8th April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao.

There's four weeks left of the season now. Ground is quickly starting to show through in places on the lower slopes but cover up on higher areas is still good.

There are now just a few lifts operating on weekdays (with a few more on weekends) and the details are shown below. Looking at the latest info on the official source, today the Chuo, Utopia and Kurohime lifts are operating as well as the Ropeways. Katakai and Paradise are resting on weekdays.

We might actually get to see some snowfall overnight tonight though I wouldn't be expecting much.

I'll try to update the report by mid-week.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 165cm
- Uwanodai area: 80cm
- Oomori area: 60cm

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These are the planned lift closing dates as stated by the resort. There may be slight variations and they are also of course subject to change depending on snow conditions. Please check with the resort before going.

Operating until 14th April:
- Katakai triple: operating on 13th and 14th April
- Paradise pair AB: operating on 13th and 14th April

Operating until 6th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: operating on 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May

Operating as long as snow allows:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime quad
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts already closed
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 10:42am on Monday 8th April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 8th April 2019
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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
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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 8th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
8th April 0cm - -
5th April 2cm - -
3rd April 5cm - 0cm
1st April 28cm - -
30th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 16cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 8cm 27cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 66cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total 35cm 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 562cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th April 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
35cm
[562cm]
-
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
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