Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Friday 4th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong winds
Poor
This report
Friday 4th December 2015, 9:30am
20cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 10:18am 0cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 13:32pm 0cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 13:32pm 0cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 9:45am 10cm
Friday 27th November 2015, 9:39am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2015, 10:14am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 20cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 42cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

After the calmer weather of yesterday, it's snowy conditions here in Zao this morning.

I got my ruler out and measured 22cm of fresh snowfall outside by abode here in the village. Strong winds are blowing and so the snow is less or more in places but I reckon 20cm is a good representation of the snowfall overnight.

The resort is reporting 30cm in the Chuo area.

What's better is that lifts are being prepared to open... though not clear exactly when that will happen. Perhaps not today with this wind as well, but surely tomorrow is being targeted as the first day of the season. Hopefully less wind but continued snow!

Forecast is for snow to continue today and tomorrow with clearer skies as we enter next week.

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

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Official snow depths (Friday 4th December 15):

Utopia: -cm
Chuo: 30cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: -cm

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen to open very soon - hopefully tomorrow

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 4th December 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 4th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
4th December 20cm 30cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 10cm -
30th November 0cm - -
30th November 0cm - -
28th November 10cm 0cm -
27th November 0cm - -
26th November 12cm - -
Previous 7 days total 42cm 140cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 140cm 32cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 20cm 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 42cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2015
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 - 22cm
[22cm]
20cm
[42cm]
- - - - -
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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Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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