Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 11th March 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:19am on Wednesday 11th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy (fog higher up?)
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Windy
visibility condition
Varied
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Wednesday 11th March 2020, 9:19am
0cm
Tuesday 10th March 2020, 11:46am 0cm
Monday 9th March 2020, 9:20am 0cm
Sunday 8th March 2020, 8:00am 0cm
Saturday 7th March 2020, 8:29am 0cm
Friday 6th March 2020, 9:10am 12cm
Thursday 5th March 2020, 9:05am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 13cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 283cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Wednesday 11th March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning.

Well, it's windy this morning and it is affecting lift operations with the top section of the Zao Ropeway closed as well as a bunch of other lifts - see below.

Limited visibility in some areas and the last few days some lower slopes are starting to take on a different look with patches of brown. The official snow depth numbers have all taken a hit today.

There might be some snow overnight but it won't be significant; the best chance for snow looks to be for around Monday.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 70cm
- Paradise area: 80cm
- Chuo area: 90cm
- Utopia area: 80cm
- Uwanodai area: 55cm
- Oomori area: 25cm

- Kotan and Nakamori slope closed
- Other areas only part open

Lifts on hold this morning at time of report (subject to change):

- Zao Ropeway top section
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Kurohime Number 1 quad
- Ryuzan pair
- Nakamori Number 1 triple
- Nakamori Number 2 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

The following lifts are now closed for the season:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Karamatsu

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled for 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Wednesday 11th March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open but some lifts affected by wind this morning

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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 11th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
11th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
10th March 0cm - 0cm
9th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
8th March 0cm - 0cm
7th March 0cm - 0cm
6th March 12cm 0cm 3cm
5th March 1cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 14cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 17cm 29cm
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 13cm 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 283cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
13cm
[283cm]
- -
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
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