Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 8th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:57am on Saturday 8th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Saturday 8th December 2018, 8:57am
2cm
Friday 7th December 2018, 8:39am 0cm
Wednesday 5th December 2018, 8:48am 0cm
Sunday 2nd December 2018, 9:22am 2cm
Friday 30th November 2018, 14:49pm 2cm
Wednesday 28th November 2018, 8:54am 0cm
Saturday 24th November 2018, 11:59am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 11cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 4cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 11cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Saturday 8th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

In my last report I was wanting to see more white... we got that this morning.

Not a massive amount by any stretch but about 2cm on the car and a thin covering of snow around base. No doubt there will be more than that on the mountain of course.

I believe the 'opening ceremony' kind of event will be held this morning at 11am.

The Ropeways are moving but not for skiing/snowboarding. The ski lifts await that all-important snow.

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is waiting for snow to open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 8th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 8th December 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 8th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 8th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
8th December 2cm 7cm 9cm
7th December 0cm 2cm 3cm
5th December 0cm 2cm -
2nd December 2cm 2cm 1cm
30th November 2cm 0cm 2cm
28th November 0cm - -
24th November 1cm - 2cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 15cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 11cm 65cm 24cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 4cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total - 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 11cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 8th December 2018
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
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
4cm
[11cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
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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Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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