Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st March 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 21st March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Clear
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Sunday 21st March 2021, 9:31am
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Saturday 20th March 2021, 9:45am 0cm
Friday 19th March 2021, 12:01pm 0cm
Thursday 18th March 2021, 14:15pm 0cm
Wednesday 17th March 2021, 11:29am 0cm
Tuesday 16th March 2021, 9:45am 0cm
Monday 15th March 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 2cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 380cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 21st March 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

As forecasted, it is raining. If you still want to persevere, note that the summit is covered by drifting clouds; the current light rain is expected to become moderate; it will be windy at mid-levels upwards and it is much warmer today so the snow will not be that nice.

On the optimistic side, tonight the rain should turn into light snow going through tomorrow (with temperatures dropping to below zero) albeit we do not expect much of it and, with higher winds, we shall see how it settles.

Do be aware that next weekend will see the start of lift operations closing. This will be gradual however. Those details will be added tomorrow.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:
- Subject to change due to weather conditions

- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Onsen Number 3 [finished season]
- Ryuzan pair [finished season]
- Paradise Number 3 pair [finished season]
- Nakamori Number 2 pair [finished season]
- Kokutai pair [finished season]
- Karamatsu pair [finished season]

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 145cm
- Chuo area: 145cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Omori area: 45cm
- Kurohime: 150cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 21st March 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 21st March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 18cm 0cm
18th March 0cm - 0cm
17th March 0cm 3cm -
16th March 0cm 4cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 27cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 30cm 37cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 90cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 2cm 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 380cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st March 2021
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 - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
2cm
[380cm]
- -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
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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