Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 2nd January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:28am on Thursday 2nd January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong
Not good
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This report
Thursday 2nd January 2014, 10:28am
40cm
Wednesday 1st January 2014, 9:50am 2cm
Tuesday 31st December 2013, 9:35am 2cm
Monday 30th December 2013, 9:12am 2cm
Sunday 29th December 2013, 9:55am 10cm
Saturday 28th December 2013, 10:45am 5cm
Friday 27th December 2013, 11:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 42cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 233cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Thursday 2nd January 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

40cm. Oh yes. 40cm here in the car park outside and I am more than happy to get out there and shovel it (though hopefully if I wait long enough someone else might come along and do it for me!)

But anyway, yes, it has been very snowy since my last report. Can't say I was expecting to say we have so much new snow this morning, but I'll take it!

It's a cold morning probably feeling more so because of the strong wind.

I'm just going by the official updates here, but it would seem that the only lifts to be affected by the wind at the moment are the Number 1 quad lift at Kurohime and the upper part of the Zao Ropeway going up to the summit.

Things should calm down for tomorrow when there will probably be clearer skies.

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Official snow depths (2nd January 14):
Utopia: 190cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 180cm
Uwanodai: 100cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Thursday 2nd January 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 2nd January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
2nd January 40cm 5cm -
1st January 2cm 10cm -
31st December 2cm 1cm -
30th December 2cm 0cm -
29th December 10cm 0cm -
28th December 5cm - -
27th December 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 61cm 46cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 52cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 42cm 243cm -
February observed snowfall total - 218cm -
March observed snowfall total - 21cm -
April observed snowfall total - 22cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 233cm 657cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
42cm
[233cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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