Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th December 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 14th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light to moderate wind
Fair to poor
This report
Saturday 14th December 2013, 9:03am
30cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 86cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 88cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 100cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 14th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

More find and hearty greetings from Zao where we have been blessed with lots more snow overnight once again.

30cm outside my place early on to add to what we had yesterday. It's all making for a good picture this weekend with some very fine snow conditions on offer out on the mountain.

The coldest morning of the season so far as well. It was -8 degrees when I reluctantly got up this morning. It didn't take me long to get used to the idea of being up though when I saw the snow!

Utopia now reporting 100cm of snow base.

With this new snowfall, more lifts are operating this morning - down to base as well. There's much more area to slide down now with the runs down to Uwanodai now open and part of the runs by the Zao Ropeway open as well.

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Official snow depths (14th December 13):
Utopia: 100cm
Chuo: 80cm
Paradise: 75cm
Uwanodai: 40cm

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Operating lifts:
Ropeways and Gondolas
Onsen Number 1 pair
Onsen Number 2 quad
Onsen Number 3 parallel
Miaeri pair
Chuo Number 1 pair
Chuo Number 2 pair
Katakai triple
Diamond Number 2
Zao Paradise Pair
Shobunuma Number 1 triple / 2 pair
Utopia Number 1 pair

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 14th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

More of the mountain open. Please see report.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 14th December 2013
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 14th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
14th December 30cm 0cm -
13th December 5cm 5cm -
12th December 30cm 5cm -
11th December 1cm 20cm -
10th December 0cm 20cm -
9th December 0cm 30cm -
8th December 20cm 1cm -
Previous 7 days total 86cm 81cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 100cm 116cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 88cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total - 243cm -
February observed snowfall total - 218cm -
March observed snowfall total - 21cm -
April observed snowfall total - 22cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 100cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 14th December 2013
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
88cm
[100cm]
- - - - -
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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