Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 31st December 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Tuesday 31st December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud/fog
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
Generally not good
This report
Tuesday 31st December 2013, 9:35am
2cm
Monday 30th December 2013, 9:12am 2cm
Sunday 29th December 2013, 9:55am 10cm
Saturday 28th December 2013, 10:45am 5cm
Friday 27th December 2013, 11:00am 0cm
Thursday 26th December 2013, 8:24am 1cm
Wednesday 25th December 2013, 9:40am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 179cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 191cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Tuesday 31st December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A few cm of new snowfall again in Zao, no wind, a mild 0 degrees and cloudy/foggy conditions with snow falling still.

We are still looking at possibly heavy snow and strong winds tomorrow according to local forecasts.

So here we go full on New Years and a busy Zao Onsen.

The lifts are busy and in particular the lower section of the Zao Ropeway can get extremely busy - they even need to hand out special tickets to schedule when you can get on the thing. I highly recommend taking the lifts rather than the Ropeway on days like this. You might be sitting on a lift but it beats waiting for a long time to get on a Ropeway. The lift just by the base of the Ropeway is the starting point, or even better if you are in a car drive over to the Kurohime area and get one of those speedy quads up the mountain.

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Official snow depths (31st December 13):
Utopia: 155cm
Chuo: 145cm
Paradise: 155cm
Uwanodai: 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Tuesday 31st December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 31st December 2013
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Tuesday 31st December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
31st December 2cm 1cm -
30th December 2cm 0cm -
29th December 10cm 0cm -
28th December 5cm - -
27th December 0cm 0cm -
26th December 1cm 30cm -
25th December 1cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 21cm 34cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 37cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 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 191cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st December 2013
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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]
179cm
[191cm]
- - - - -
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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