Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th April 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:48am on Wednesday 17th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, thin high cloud
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light SW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:48am
0cm
Friday 12th April 2019, 8:58am 0cm
Thursday 11th April 2019, 10:01am 20cm
Tuesday 9th April 2019, 8:44am 17cm
Monday 8th April 2019, 10:42am 0cm
Friday 5th April 2019, 14:49pm 2cm
Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 7:33am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 101cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 72cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 599cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:48am on Wednesday 17th April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Some strong winds affecting lifts on Monday but clearer skies since then and warmer conditions expected over the next few days too. Temperatures will be rising to mid teens and possibly even higher during the day.

Ropeways aside, we are now down to just the Chuo Number 1 pair, Utopia 2 pair and Kurohime quad lifts operating on weekdays. The Yokokura lift is now taking a rest!

More patches of ground on show on the lower slopes. Always kind of sad to see, but still a lot of fun left higher up.

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The Zao Echo Line road should be opening up from 11am on Friday 26th April.

It is planned to be closed from 5pm until 8am from that day until mid May due to the chance of icy conditions overnight.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 165cm
- Uwanodai area: 60cm
- Oomori area: 45cm

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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 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:
- 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 9:48am on Wednesday 17th 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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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th April 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 17th 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 Wednesday 17th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
17th April 0cm - 0cm
12th April 0cm - -
11th April 20cm - -
9th April 17cm 12cm -
8th April 0cm - -
5th April 2cm - -
3rd April 5cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 101cm 20cm 23cm
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 72cm 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 599cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th 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]
72cm
[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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