Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Friday 12th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and fog
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow at times
wind condition
Strong wind
Poor
This report
Friday 12th December 2014, 9:05am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 160cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 150cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 170cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Friday 12th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's snowing now but heavier snow is due tomorrow and Sunday. A storm is coming.

Strong winds already here in Zao this morning and very foggy conditions with poor visibility even down here in the village. Looks like there's almost nothing to see on the slopes.

A few more cm on the ground to report this morning, but this just looks like the start of things with a lot of snow forecast over Saturday and Sunday.

Let's see what I have to report tomorrow!

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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 (12th December 14):

Utopia: 145cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 95cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Friday 12th 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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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 12th December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th 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 Friday 12th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
12th December 2cm 30cm 5cm
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
Previous 7 days total 26cm 53cm 88cm
Previous 14 days total 160cm 65cm 111cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 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 170cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
150cm
[170cm]
- - - - -
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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