Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st December 2012

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:09am on Friday 21st December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight breeze
Very good
This report
Friday 21st December 2012, 10:09am
0cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 11:18am 2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:40am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 83cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 115cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 118cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:09am on Friday 21st December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The sun did indeed shine down yesterday and it turned out to be a lovely sunny day, though remained pretty cold. So no new snow to report this morning. There's more clouds up there but still some blue skies on show.

Tomorrow will be a milder day if the forecast is correct and the chance of a snow shower or two with more consistent snowfall lined up for Sunday night onwards. It looks like it is going to be a snowy and windy Christmas Day this year.

While pretty much all of Zao is currently open, we could really do with a nice deep new layer of soft snow to really get everyone in the mood!

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
65cm

Utopia
70cm

Paradise
80cm

Uwanodai
35cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:09am on Friday 21st 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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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st December 2012
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 21st December 2012
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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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  2012/2013
*as of Friday 21st December 2012
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Previous 14 days total 83cm 0cm 0cm
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December observed snowfall total 115cm - -
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Season observed snowfall total 118cm 0cm 0cm
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