Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 19th December 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 19th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
0
wind condition
Light
Good
This report
Thursday 19th December 2013, 8:55am
0cm
Wednesday 18th December 2013, 9:01am 0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2013, 9:17am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 128cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 128cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 19th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao. I don't have any fresh snowfall to report, just a cloudy morning and a fairly mild (for Zao) start to the day at +1C.

The resort is stating that from Saturday the mountain should be close to 100% open with most lifts operating and most courses officially open.

Nighta starts on the Uwanodai runs from Saturday as well.

Still hoping for some good snowfall later today into tomorrow. I'll let you know how that pans out in my next report!

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Official snow depths (19th December 13):
Utopia: 130cm
Chuo: 100cm
Paradise: 95cm
Uwanodai: 60cm

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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 8:55am on Thursday 19th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report. Zao hopes to be almost fully open from Saturday.

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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 19th December 2013
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18th December 0cm 0cm -
17th December 0cm 0cm -
16th December 20cm 0cm -
15th December 20cm 0cm -
14th December 30cm 0cm -
13th December 5cm 5cm -
Previous 7 days total 75cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 128cm 93cm 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
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
128cm
[140cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
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