Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 19th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:40am on Wednesday 19th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, sun at times
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
Fair-good
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Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:40am
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Tuesday 18th December 2012, 11:26am 0cm
Monday 17th December 2012, 10:19am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2012, 10:40am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2012, 10:27am 0cm
Friday 14th December 2012, 15:49pm 0cm
Thursday 13th December 2012, 15:49pm 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 113cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 116cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Wednesday 19th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

No snow yesterday in the end but this morning we do have wintery-like temperatures in Zao and it did started to snow earlier. When I got up this morning it was -6C and it's not much 'warmer' now, and should stay cold all day. Up top expect a rather chilly -12C!

So anyway it was snowing before but for the moment it has eased off and actually the sun has been making some brief appearances from behind the mostly cloud covered skies from time to time mid-morning. The forecast for the day remains cloudy with snow showers and similar conditions into tomorrow.

After a slight warm up on Saturday, decent snowfall looks likely Sunday into early next week... along with potentially strong winds as well.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
65cm

Utopia
70cm

Paradise
80cm

Uwanodai
30cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Wednesday 19th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open.

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