Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong wind
Poor
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This report
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
Friday 14th November 2014, 8:21am 10cm
Tuesday 6th May 2014, 10:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 110cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 90cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 110cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

I bring good snowy but also windy news!

Loads of snow in Zao at the moment with this impressive winter storm really delivering. I'm not kidding there must have been 80cm of snow since my report yesterday.

Full on.

I am hearing rumours of the ski lifts might get to be moving today - if they can get round the strong winds as well - but haven't had any confirmation yet and the official website is now showing any changes.

Whether things can get started today or not, once the storm settles we will surely have enough for a nearly full opening.

Exciting stuff.

I'll update you tomorrow morning.

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Official snow depths (3rd December 14):
Utopia: -cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: -cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Unconfirmed at time of writing!! But Zao will surely be open very soon

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 3rd December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd December 80cm - -
2nd December 10cm - 10cm
28th November 0cm - 3cm
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
18th November 10cm - -
14th November 10cm - -
6th May 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 110cm 12cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 110cm 32cm 13cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 90cm 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 110cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
90cm
[110cm]
- - - - -
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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