Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 15th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:41am on Tuesday 15th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Nice and sunny
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Great
This report
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 9:41am
0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:09am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:11am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 43cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Tuesday 15th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A bit of light rain last night here in the village and a fairly mild overnight and start to the day here in Zao.

Calm, mild and sunny conditions this morning.

Latest update on the forecast is that it might not get cold enough to start snowing straight off tonight/tomorrow, so we might have to put up with some rain before snow -- but snow does seem likely for later tomorrow and through Thursday at least.

Until we get more snowfall, it's all very limited on the mountain...

Lifts that are currently operating (subject to change):

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

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Official snow depths (Tuesday 15th December 15):

Utopia: 20cm
Chuo: 30cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 10cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Very limited operations as we all wait for fresh snowfall

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 15th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th December 0cm 10cm 20cm
14th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
13th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 30cm
11th December 0cm 5cm 1cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 29cm 86cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 172cm 120cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 43cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
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
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th December 2015
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
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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