Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 4th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:54am on Saturday 4th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
Not good
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This report
Saturday 4th January 2014, 10:54am
2cm
Friday 3rd January 2014, 13:10pm 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 69cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 44cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 235cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:54am on Saturday 4th January 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Here was are in the last weekend of the new year holiday.

Great day yesterday with blue skies and some cloud for most of the day, nice and bright. Some great photo opportunities - I often feel that some clouds add to the views here rather than just clear blue.

OK so a few cm of new snowfall this morning in Zao, but it's quite mild and just over zero. Should be getting colder tomorrow though we're not expecting snowfall. We might be on for a run of clearer days now before snow comes back mid to late week.

It has been a busy holiday week here. From today people will be starting to make their way back to the real world and especially tomorrow I would expect the mountain to be less busy.

The photo below was taken yesterday.

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Official snow depths (4th January 14):
Utopia: 195cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 185cm
Uwanodai: 125cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:54am on Saturday 4th January 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 4th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
4th January 2cm 5cm -
3rd January 0cm 30cm -
2nd January 40cm 5cm -
1st January 2cm 10cm -
31st December 2cm 1cm -
30th December 2cm 0cm -
29th December 10cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 58cm 51cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 69cm 85cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 44cm 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 235cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th January 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
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]
44cm
[235cm]
- - - -
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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