Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 7th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Monday 7th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clearing up
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snowfall
wind condition
Slight
Very good
This report
Monday 7th December 2015, 8:38am
0cm
Sunday 6th December 2015, 11:40am 3cm
Saturday 5th December 2015, 9:11am 20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 43cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 43cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Monday 7th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Quite a lot of people turning up yesterday to enjoy their first ski and board of the season, and they could take advantage of some pretty decent early season conditions as well.

This morning the sun is making an early appearance and we're due for a run of clear(er) and sunny days here in Zao. It's going to be a bit warmer - hopefully not too much - and sun more than likely to be with us until around Thursday.

Late in the week we might get rained on here in the village but that should be snow higher up. Fingers crossed it gets colder than forecast and we can get back to snow straight away.

For now though, lifts open appear to be the same as the weekend as noted below. So limited resort operations but enough to enjoy some early season tracks.

Lifts that are currently operating:

- Ropeways
- Onsen Number 1 pair lift
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Monday 7th December 15):

Utopia: 70cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 30cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations currently - see report for more

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 7th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
7th December 0cm 15cm 2cm
6th December 3cm 4cm 0cm
5th December 20cm 4cm -
4th December 20cm 30cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 10cm -
30th November 0cm - -
30th November 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 43cm 143cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 163cm 34cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 43cm 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 65cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
43cm
[65cm]
- - - - -
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]
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