Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fair, cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
Light
Good
This report
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:40am
0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 9:01am 1cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 9:37am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:46am 4cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 9:33am 10cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 9:07am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 60cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 82cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Wednesday 23rd December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Zao on this national holiday. There are lots of people around this morning... not quite as much snow! Expect things to be busy today.

No new snow but it's quite a cold start to the day.

Though hopefully the snow situation will be fixed up over the next run of days. Maybe some tonight and then from Friday through the weekend a decent snowfall is indicated on the forecast. It might get stormy (with strong winds) at the weekend. Keep that in mind.

A recap on what is open at Zao - parts of Utopia, Paradise, Shobunuma, Chuo, Diamond and Uwanodai areas. The top course down from the Gondola is not yet open for skiing and boarding.

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Information as of Wednesday 23rd December 15 (subject to change)

Lifts that are planned to be operating at Zao Onsen:

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths:

Utopia: 25cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 30cm
Uwanodai: 15cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited but the resort doing what they can to open up as much as possible given the snow situation

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 23rd December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
23rd December 0cm 20cm 0cm
22nd December 1cm 2cm 2cm
21st December 0cm 1cm 1cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 25cm
19th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 10cm 40cm 0cm
17th December 2cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 83cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 112cm 134cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 60cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 82cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd December 2015
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 - 22cm
[22cm]
60cm
[82cm]
- - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
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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