Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:13am on Thursday 15th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, fog
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 15th December 2016, 9:13am
14cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:57am 11cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 9:16am 0cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 8:06am 13cm
Sunday 11th December 2016, 9:50am 5cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:42am 2cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 9:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 58cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 69cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Thursday 15th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao Onsen and I have just under 15cm of fresh snow to report from down here at base. Nice, that should be a bit more higher up and make for some good conditions on the runs that are open.

Opening remains unchanged this morning.

Snow is forecast over today and tomorrow though not much after that through into early next week and so we'd really like a lot over the next 48 hours please.

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Lifts that are planned to be operating today at Zao Onsen:

Zao Ropeway
Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Mikaeri pair
Chuo Number 1 pair AB
Onsen Number 1 pair
Utopia Number 2 pair

Official snow depths:
Chuo - 40cm
Utopia - 40cm
Uwanodai - 40cm
Paradise - 40cm


Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Thursday 15th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Zao Onsen are open - waiting for more snow for more to open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 15th December 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
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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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 15th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th December 14cm 0cm 10cm
14th December 11cm 0cm 10cm
13th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
12th December 13cm 0cm 2cm
11th December 5cm 0cm 5cm
10th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 0cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 43cm 172cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 58cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total - 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 69cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
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 - 11cm
[11cm]
58cm
[69cm]
- - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
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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