Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th March 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:07am on Sunday 27th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fine
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
Very good
This report
Sunday 27th March 2016, 8:07am
0cm
Saturday 26th March 2016, 9:06am 0cm
Friday 25th March 2016, 9:31am 3cm
Thursday 24th March 2016, 9:00am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 9:32am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:43am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 9:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 45cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 457cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:07am on Sunday 27th March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and while there's a fair bit of cloud around early on, it feels like it's starting to get clearer.

Tomorrow and Tuesday are forecast to be clear and sunny with temperatures getting a little higher, getting close to double digits by around the middle of the week. Should be getting colder after that, and it looks like there might even be the chance of some fluffy snow. Or possible not so fluffy snow! We'll have to wait and see.

Today is the last day of operations for a handful of lifts at Zao Onsen, though many continuing on of course - some hopefully into May. Info as below.

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Information as of Sunday 27th March 2016 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 80cm
Chuo: 100cm
Paradise: 90cm
Uwanodai: 40cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

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Planned closing dates of lifts at Zao Onsen (subject to change due to snow conditions)

Open until today:
Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB lift
Onsen Number 4 quad lift
Ryuzan pair lift
Nakamori Number 2 pair lift
Diamond Number 1 pair lift

Open until Thursday 31st March:
Nakamori Number 1 triple lift
Diamond Number 1 lift
Omori quad lift
Yokokura Number 2 pair lift
Astraea Number 1 pair lift
Astraea Number 2 pair lift
Astraea Number 3 pair lift

Open until Sunday 3rd April:
Onsen Number 1 pair lift
Onsen Number 2 quad lift
Shobunuma Number 2 pair lift

Open until Sunday 10th April:
Mikaeri pair lift
Yokokura Number 1 pair AB lift

Open until Sunday 17th April:
Kurohime Number 1 quad lift

Open until Thursday 5th May:
Chuo Number 1 pair lift AB
Chuo Number 2 pair lift AB (daily until 3rd April and then Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Katakai triple lift (daily until 3rd April and then Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Paradise pair AB lift (daily until 3rd April and then Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Utopia Number 2 pair lift

The Zao Ropeway, Sky Cable gondola and Chuo Ropeway are all open throughout the year (apart from specific maintenance periods)

Lifts not mentioned in the above list have already closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:07am on Sunday 27th March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report for spring operations info

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 27th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th March 0cm 0cm -
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 3cm 5cm 0cm
24th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
23rd March 0cm 0cm 10cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 2cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 15cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 5cm 20cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 83cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total 45cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 457cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th March 2016
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
- -
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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