Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Thursday 11th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing happening just now
wind condition
Calm
OK
This report
Thursday 11th December 2014, 9:28am
5cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 10:21am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:47am 0cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 10:03am 0cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 9:55am 15cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 9:11am 4cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 9:00am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 148cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 168cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Thursday 11th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

5cm or so of fresh snow to report since my last report. It was cold and windy yesterday but it's different again this morning - just a cloudy start to the day here, no wind and temperatures in positive numbers... +4 degrees in the village.

Strong winds and a big winter storm just ahead though - it might not be the 'friendliest' of conditions out there this weekend if the forecast gets it right. It should be be cold, windy and we should be getting lots of fresh snow. Perhaps enough to get the whole mountain open next week? We shall see, and I will report!

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News on nighta operations at Zao!

Uwanodai area:
From Sunday 21st December until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm and the cost is 2000 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children.

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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

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Official snow depths (11th December 14):

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Thursday 11th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 11th 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 Thursday 11th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
11th December 5cm 1cm 20cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
8th December 0cm 20cm 1cm
7th December 15cm 2cm 10cm
6th December 4cm 0cm 2cm
5th December 4cm - 10cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 23cm 93cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 35cm 106cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 148cm 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 168cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
148cm
[168cm]
- - - - -
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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