Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 16th December 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:30am on Monday 16th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light to moderate wind
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This report
Monday 16th December 2013, 10:30am
20cm
Sunday 15th December 2013, 10:20am 20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 106cm
Last 14 reports (total): 140cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 128cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:30am on Monday 16th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

And yes, more snow this morning. About another 20cm or so at base areas though it is just cloudy at the moment though the forecast is for cloud and snow on and off through the day.

It boggles the mind how they still only have 50cm at Uwanodai officially - I suppose they must just be compacting it like crazy. Take it with a pinch of salt though as there's much more than that falling. They have 130cm as the number coming from Utopia which is more like it... but then again, there's more!

Not quite as cold this morning in Zao, but still -3. Up top temp of -8 reported by the resort.

From today the Astraea Number 3 lift, Utopia Number 2 lift and the Omori quad lift join in the fun as more of the mountain opens. Though the Chuo Number 2 and Katakai lift will be closed until Friday. It's all very complicated!

From Friday lots of the remaining lifts plan to open and then the resort will pretty much be fully open I would expect.

The cheaper early season lift tickets are on sale until the 20th, after which it's normal season prices.

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Official snow depths (16th December 13):
Utopia: 130cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 95cm
Uwanodai: 50cm

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Planned operating lifts until Thursday this week:
Ropeways and Gondolas
Onsen Number 1 pair
Onsen Number 2 quad
Onsen Number 3 parallel
Miaeri pair
Chuo Number 1 pair
Diamond Number 2
Zao Paradise Pair
Shobunuma Number 1 triple / 2 pair
Omori quad
Yokokura Number 1 pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair
Astraea Number 1 pair
Astraea Number 2 pair
Astraea Number 3 pair
Utopia Number 1 pair
Utopia Number 2 pair
Kurohime Number 1 quad

Archive report: Posted at 10:30am on Monday 16th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

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 Monday 16th 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 Monday 16th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
16th December 20cm 0cm -
15th December 20cm 0cm -
14th December 30cm 0cm -
13th December 5cm 5cm -
12th December 30cm 5cm -
11th December 1cm 20cm -
10th December 0cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 106cm 50cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 140cm 113cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 128cm 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 140cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 16th 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]
128cm
[140cm]
- - - - -
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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