Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 12th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear, just some clouds
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Good
This report
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:25am
0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Thursday 10th December 2015, 9:39am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 8:38am 0cm
Sunday 6th December 2015, 11:40am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 43cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 12th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Most people will I am sure by happy to see the back of yesterday and the weather conditions. They did not help. The official snow depth on the Chuo area has taken a hit since yesterday - 60cm down to 30cm.

I'm glad to report that this morning it's much calmer and clearer. The sun is out, just some cloud around here and there.

Looks like the Mikaeri pair lift is operating this morning and the Onsen Number 1 pair is back up and running.

We're in general need of more snow though as it is all very limited still.

Next snowfall expected around Wednesday onwards.

Lifts that are currently operating:

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Saturday 12th December 15):

Utopia: 30cm
Chuo: 30cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 15cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations as we wait for more snowfall

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 12th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
12th December 0cm 2cm 30cm
11th December 0cm 5cm 1cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
7th December 0cm 15cm 2cm
6th December 3cm 4cm 0cm
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December observed snowfall total 43cm 281cm 179cm
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March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 65cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
43cm
[65cm]
- - - - -
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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