Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Thursday 12th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
OK to poor
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This report
Thursday 12th December 2013, 9:35am
30cm
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 11:01am 1cm
Tuesday 10th December 2013, 10:30am 0cm
Monday 9th December 2013, 9:40am 0cm
Sunday 8th December 2013, 9:01am 20cm
Saturday 7th December 2013, 9:35am 2cm
Friday 6th December 2013, 12:10pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 53cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Thursday 12th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

30cm of fresh snow in the village this morning. Yes, thirty. Oh yes. I like it. It's piled up on top of the car this morning but I will happily get out there and shovel it off. Minus 2 degrees, not much of a wind at all, and the snow continuing to fall.

I reckon those official numbers I have posted below are being rather conservative. Patrol saying there's up to 1m in places up there this morning so I hear.

Anyway, looks like winter has arrived and while at the time of writing I can't confirm any further lifts opening, I would totally expect more opening very very soon.

Snow is forecast through the end of the weekend.


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Official snow depths (12th December 13)
Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: 60cm
Uwanodai: 30cm

Operating lifts (11th December 13)
Ropeways and Gondolas
Chuo Number 1 Pair
Zao Paradise Pair

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Thursday 12th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited, hopefully not for much longer!

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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 12th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
12th December 30cm 5cm -
11th December 1cm 20cm -
10th December 0cm 20cm -
9th December 0cm 30cm -
8th December 20cm 1cm -
7th December 2cm 10cm -
6th December 0cm 2cm -
Previous 7 days total 53cm 88cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 111cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 53cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total - 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 65cm 657cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
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]
53cm
[65cm]
- - - - -
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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