Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 22nd April 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:18am on Monday 22nd April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Generally pretty good
This report
Monday 22nd April 2019, 8:18am
0cm
Friday 19th April 2019, 9:10am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 101cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 72cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 599cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Monday 22nd April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

A mix of cloud and blue sky this morning as we enter the last two weeks of the season. Less of the resort now remains open

Fine weather with lots of sun and spring warmth (highs in the mid teens) is forecast for today and tomorrow perhaps some rain mid week. There's even a chance of some snow at higher elevations as we approach the weekend.

The Kurohime quad lift is now closed for the season. The Utopia Number 2 pair lift remains operating as does the Chuo Number 1 pair. And the Ropeways/Gondolas, of course.

The next Zao Now report is due before the weekend.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 80cm
- Paradise area: 110cm
- Chuo area: 110cm
- Utopia area: 145cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 10cm

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Course areas remaining open:

- Summit area
- Chuo
- Utopia

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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 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May

Operating as long as snow allows:
- 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 8:18am on Monday 22nd April 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Zao Onsen remains open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd April 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 22nd 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 22nd April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd April 0cm - -
19th April 0cm - -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
12th April 0cm - -
11th April 20cm - -
9th April 17cm 12cm -
8th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 37cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 101cm 16cm 20cm
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 Monday 22nd April 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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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