Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 7th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:55am on Sunday 7th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow as I write
wind condition
Light
Poor
This report
Sunday 7th December 2014, 9:55am
15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 143cm
Last 14 reports (total): 163cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 143cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 163cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Sunday 7th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Another 15cm of new snowfall here in Zao this morning and a temperature of -5 degrees.

Yesterday was that official ceremony - photos below - held in the snow. Lots of happy faces though with this fine start to the season here.

As far as I can tell this morning the areas of the resort open are the same as yesterday... they're taking it gradually and calmly (not like those of us aching to get out on the whole mountain!)

Cloudy with light snow as I write this, poor visibility on the mountain.

Forecast? Not a whole lot of snow actually from tomorrow and there looks like a good chance of things warming up slightly.

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Official snow depths (7th December 14):

Utopia: 140cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 80cm

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Operating lifts at time of writing:

Onsen Number 1 pair lift
Mikaeri pair lift
Chuo pair lift
Paradise pair lift
Yokokura Number 1 pair lift
Utopia Number 2 pair lift
All Ropeways/gondolas

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Sunday 7th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Part open, see main report

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 7th December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th December 2014
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 Sunday 7th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
7th December 15cm 2cm 10cm
6th December 4cm 0cm 2cm
5th December 4cm - 10cm
4th December 30cm 0cm -
3rd December 80cm - -
2nd December 10cm - 10cm
28th November 0cm - 3cm
Previous 7 days total 143cm 14cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 163cm 34cm 35cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 143cm 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 163cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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]
143cm
[163cm]
- - - - -
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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