Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 4th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 4th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing still
wind condition
Light
Fair to poor
This report
Thursday 4th December 2014, 9:45am
30cm
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 9:21am 80cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 10:52am 10cm
Friday 28th November 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 23rd November 2014, 14:57pm 0cm
Tuesday 18th November 2014, 11:10am 10cm
Friday 14th November 2014, 8:21am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 140cm
Last 14 reports (total): 140cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 120cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 4th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

My oh my what a start to December this is. Masses of snow. Over 30cm since my report yesterday to report.

But. No ski lifts running yet. I think all of the lifties are in some state of shock or something. Or maybe not. Just coping with this somewhat unexpected royally large dump of snow that we have had. Not that we are complaining...

Chuo area now officially reporting 120cm of snow and apparently up on Utopia there's 130cm.

The official opening ceremony for the resort is as I reported before on Saturday, but can we possibly see the whole mountain open then? I would say there's definitely a chance.

A bit clearer at hhe moment and less wind but snow still falling and snowy conditions likely into the weekend as well.

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Official snow depths (4th December 14):
Utopia: -cm
Chuo: 120cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: -cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 4th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Not open yet. But imminent!

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*as of Thursday 4th December 2014
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2012/2013
Season
4th December 30cm 0cm -
3rd December 80cm - -
2nd December 10cm - 10cm
28th November 0cm - 3cm
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
18th November 10cm - -
14th November 10cm - -
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April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 140cm 579cm 657cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
120cm
[140cm]
- - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
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243cm
[396cm]
218cm
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21cm
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22cm
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