Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 13th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 13th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Just cloudy at the moment
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing right now but heavy snow forecast
wind condition
Slight, stronger forecast
OK
This report
Saturday 13th December 2014, 8:55am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 152cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 152cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 172cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 13th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A few cm of fresh snow on the ground in the Zao village area this morning, perhaps a bit more higher up.

Was windy yesterday but at the moment not much wind at all and fairly decent visibility too.

Not exactly what we were expecting this morning.

Still, the stormy conditions are expected this weekend. And it's definitely cold even now.

More lifts are moving this morning including the debut of one of the fast Kurobishi quads. I always recomend people start their day over at that area... usually less people drive up to that area (only takes a few minutes) and the quad lift is really fast. Osusume!

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If you want to win a free lift ticket for Zao Onsen, I also recommend you check this out:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

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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
Kuroboshi Number 1 Quattro quad lift
Katakai triple lift
Nakamoro Number 1 triple lift
All Ropeways/gondolas

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Official snow depths (13th December 14):

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

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

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.

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 13th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

More lifts opening today - check report for the latest

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 13th 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 Saturday 13th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
13th December 2cm 5cm 5cm
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
Previous 7 days total 24cm 58cm 91cm
Previous 14 days total 152cm 70cm 116cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 152cm 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 172cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th 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]
152cm
[172cm]
- - - - -
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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