Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th December 2012

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:20am on Wednesday 26th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, cloud, wind
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate-strong winds
Generally poor
This report
Wednesday 26th December 2012, 10:20am
30cm
Tuesday 25th December 2012, 9:12am 0cm
Monday 24th December 2012, 9:04am 3cm
Sunday 23rd December 2012, 10:35am 1cm
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 10:22am 0cm
Friday 21st December 2012, 10:09am 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 11:18am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 149cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 152cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Wednesday 26th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good news this morning, 30cm of new snowfall in Zao. It's a cold, snowy morning here with some strong winds as well. -10C early on and hardly above that now. Some lifts were late starting up and right now as I write this it just looks like the top Gondola is not operating due to the conditions but all the rest of the mountain is open.

Conditions will have improved a lot today and we hope the snow will condition to fall through into tomorrow. If you are looking for calmer conditions it's probably best to try and be here Friday when it will be less windy, probably clearer skies and milder as well.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
80cm

Utopia
110cm

Paradise
100cm

Uwanodai
50cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Wednesday 26th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is almost all open.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 26th December 2012
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2012/2013
*as of Wednesday 26th December 2012
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
26th December 30cm - -
25th December 0cm - -
24th December 3cm - -
23rd December 1cm - -
22nd December 0cm - -
21st December 0cm - -
20th December 2cm - -
Previous 7 days total 36cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 149cm - -
January observed snowfall total - - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 152cm 0cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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