Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Friday 20th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
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Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
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This report
Friday 20th December 2013, 9:40am
25cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 153cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 153cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 165cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Friday 20th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Lots more new snow here this morning.

Over 20cm outside my place early on. More like 25cm. I can imagine more than that on the mountain too.

The forecast is looking good too for more snow today,tomorrow and perhaps Sunday too with clearer conditions perhaps from early in the week.

It's a long weekend with Monday being a national holiday in Japan. Zao will be almost fully open from tomorrow, perhaps 100% open with this snow, and conditions should be very nice.

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Official snow depths (20th December 13):
Utopia: 135cm
Chuo: 100cm
Paradise: 130cm
Uwanodai: 65cm

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Most of the courses and lifts at Zao Onsen will be open from tomorrow.

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Friday 20th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most areas now open.

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  2013/2014
*as of Friday 20th December 2013
2012/2013
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19th December 0cm 0cm -
18th December 0cm 0cm -
17th December 0cm 0cm -
16th December 20cm 0cm -
15th December 20cm 0cm -
14th December 30cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 95cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 153cm 93cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 153cm 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 165cm 657cm 0cm
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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]
153cm
[165cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
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