Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:04am on Wednesday 20th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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Wednesday 20th March 2019, 10:04am
0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:58am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2019, 9:09am 0cm
Friday 15th March 2019, 10:09am 0cm
Thursday 14th March 2019, 11:37am 23cm
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 37cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 498cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:04am on Wednesday 20th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It's a fine spring morning here in Zao. There are blue skies and there is a lot of sun and it is warming up. The resort is reporting a temperature of 0C at summit and 10C at base as of 10am.

Tomorrow we might not be so lucky on the national holiday as it looks like there is a chance of some rain during the day. And it is going to get colder again from Friday. So a bit up and down at the moment.

Certainly it is a lovely day to be out on the slopes today.

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The planned closing dates for the lifts at the resort have been updated below.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 160cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 95cm

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These are the planned lift closing dates - subject to change depending on snow conditions.

Operating until 24th March:
- Onsen Number 4 quad

Operating until 26th March:
- Onsen Number 3 parallel AB

Operating until 31st March:
- Sunrise pair AB (closed 25th-29th)
- Nakamori Number 1 triple
- Diamond Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Oomori quad

Operating until 7th April:
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair

Operating until 14th April:
- Katakai triple: daily until 7th April and then 13th, 14th April
- Paradise pair AB: daily until 7th April and then 13th, 14th April

Operating until 6th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: daily until 7th April and then 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May

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

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 10:04am on Wednesday 20th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as planned - see above

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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 20th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm -
15th March 0cm 0cm 22cm
14th March 23cm 0cm 1cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 498cm 765cm 520cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
37cm
[498cm]
- -
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]
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