Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 31st December 2012

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:22am on Monday 31st December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, light snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair
This report
Monday 31st December 2012, 11:22am
1cm
Sunday 30th December 2012, 8:59am 0cm
Saturday 29th December 2012, 9:29am 0cm
Thursday 27th December 2012, 17:20pm 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2012, 10:20am 30cm
Tuesday 25th December 2012, 9:12am 0cm
Monday 24th December 2012, 9:04am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 150cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 153cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:22am on Monday 31st December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

No escape from the rain yesterday, though it could have been worse. Winds affected lift operations on the mountain considerably yesterday, and so I think lots of people decided to take a soak in an onsen.

This morning from around 8am it has been snowing and it is definitely colder, and so while there's no layer on top of the icy conditions out there we are hoping for some decent snowfall in the coming few days. There's always going to be a chance of winds affecting lifts though for this morning the resort seems to be open as normal.

Next report in 2013!

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
85cm

Utopia
100cm

Paradise
850cm

Uwanodai
45cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:22am on Monday 31st December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open.

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*as of Monday 31st December 2012
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