Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 13th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:46am on Friday 13th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
Decent
This report
Friday 13th December 2013, 9:46am
5cm
Thursday 12th December 2013, 9:35am 30cm
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 11:01am 1cm
Tuesday 10th December 2013, 10:30am 0cm
Monday 9th December 2013, 9:40am 0cm
Sunday 8th December 2013, 9:01am 20cm
Saturday 7th December 2013, 9:35am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 58cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 70cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:46am on Friday 13th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

So much for last night's forecast of heavy snow last night... we just got another 5cm or so since my report yesterday.

It's a cloudy morning here, just under 0 degrees as of 9am.

Just the same 3 lifts moving this morning, Ropeways aside, but it will be interesting to see what the resort does for tomorrow. I would certainly think there is enough snow for more lifts to be operating and more courses open. No official word yet though.

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Official snow depths (13th December 13):
Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: 60cm
Uwanodai: 30cm

Operating lifts:
Ropeways and Gondolas
Chuo Number 1 Pair
Zao Paradise Pair
Utopia Number 1 Pair

Archive report: Posted at 9:46am on Friday 13th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited. See report.

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11th December 1cm 20cm -
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8th December 20cm 1cm -
7th December 2cm 10cm -
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December observed snowfall total 58cm 150cm -
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2013/2014 season - 12cm
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243cm
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