Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 5th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 5th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Light
Variable
This report
Friday 5th December 2014, 9:00am
4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 134cm
Last 14 reports (total): 144cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 124cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 144cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 5th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a bit more fresh snow since yesterday here and it's a cloudy start to the day in the village, a bit of light snow lazily falling.

All this snow and I think people are still in shock. Is the full mountain open? Er, no. Looks like we have the Chuo Number 1 Pair lift moving and just that Chuo area of the resort open this morning. That's the latest as of 8:45am this morning.

Utopia is today reporting 130cm of snow. Nice. The Chuo official snow depth has gone down from 120cm to 70cm today. Not sure what's going on there - who ate the snow?! - but there you go, those are the numbers.

I would imagine that surely tomorrow we will see more of the resort open, but no official word yet. Perhaps it's a secret? ;)

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Official snow depths (5th December 14):
Utopia: 130cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 5th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Chuo lifts moving. Surely more soon.

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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 5th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
5th December 4cm - 10cm
4th December 30cm 0cm -
3rd December 80cm - -
2nd December 10cm - 10cm
28th November 0cm - 3cm
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
18th November 10cm - -
Previous 7 days total 134cm 12cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 144cm 32cm 23cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 124cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 144cm 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]
124cm
[144cm]
- - - - -
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]
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