Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th January 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:14am on Friday 4th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, light snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-16°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair-poor
This report
Friday 4th January 2013, 10:14am
5cm
Thursday 3rd January 2013, 16:44pm 30cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2013, 10:49am 5cm
Tuesday 1st January 2013, 14:23pm 10cm
Monday 31st December 2012, 11:22am 1cm
Sunday 30th December 2012, 8:59am 0cm
Saturday 29th December 2012, 9:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 50cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 203cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:14am on Friday 4th January 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a few more cm of snow this morning since last night but the winds were really blowing a gale yesterday and so there are places of deep snow and others where there's less, so care is needed out there. Perhaps reflected in the snow depths reported from different areas of the resort - some going up today, some going down!

It is a very cold morning here. Paradise area recording a low of -16 degrees. An extra layer or two required today.

Very grey and cloudy this morning with snow falling in places and moderate winds still with us but not affecting lifts by the looks of things. We seem to be open as normal.

We can expect clearer weather conditions over the weekend. Not quite as cold and maybe get to see some blue sky and the sun.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
110cm

Utopia
150cm

Paradise
130cm

Uwanodai
65cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:14am on Friday 4th January 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open.

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  2012/2013
*as of Friday 4th January 2013
2011/2012
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2010/2011
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3rd January 30cm - -
2nd January 5cm - -
1st January 10cm - -
31st December 1cm - -
30th December 0cm - -
29th December 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 51cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 50cm - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 203cm 0cm 0cm
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2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
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[153cm]
50cm
[203cm]
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