Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 6th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 6th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing for the moment, but forecast
wind condition
Light
OK
This report
Saturday 6th December 2014, 9:11am
4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 128cm
Last 14 reports (total): 148cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 128cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 148cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 6th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's Saturday 6th and the day of the official opening of the resort here, with the ceremony to be held on the Uwanodai area by the base centre at 11am. Prayers for safety will be made. And no doubt mochi will make some kind of appearance as well as some 'characters'.

What's even more interesting than that is the fact that more of the resort is opening up this morning. 6 lifts plan to be moving as well as the usual ropeways and gondolas, and here they are:

Onsen Number 1 pair lift
Mikaeri pair lift
Chuo pair lift
Paradise pair lift
Yokokura Number 1 pair lift
Utopia Number 2 pair lift

So basically we have 3 areas of the resort open - part of the base Uwanodai and Yokokura areas and the higher Paradise area.

Snow clouds look set to be with us today before easing tomorrow.

I think we can definitely say it is a very good start to the season. We're set for a good one, let's hope it continues.

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Official snow depths (6th December 14):
Utopia: 130cm
Chuo: 80cm
Paradise: 80cm
Uwanodai: 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 6th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

6 lifts operating - see main report for details

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 6th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 6th December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 6th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
6th December 4cm 0cm 2cm
5th December 4cm - 10cm
4th December 30cm 0cm -
3rd December 80cm - -
2nd December 10cm - 10cm
28th November 0cm - 3cm
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 128cm 12cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 148cm 32cm 25cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 128cm 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 148cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 6th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
128cm
[148cm]
- - - - -
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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