Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 14th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:09am on Monday 14th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm, slight breeze
Fair, limited in higher places by the looks
This report
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:09am
0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:11am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Thursday 10th December 2015, 9:39am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 43cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:09am on Monday 14th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Seemed quite busy again out there yesterday though unfortunately it was quite noticeable that there is less snow. Bringing it home that - as with so many other regions of Japan this mid December - we really need a good dump of snowfall. At least the resort is able to be part open, I suppose!

It is another calm and mostly cloudy morning, looks like thick fog on the mountain too.

The forecast for this coming week remains unchanged with snowfall expected around Wednesday-Friday and it should be getting nice and cold as well. Some people may complain when it gets cold, but I think they would prefer it to mild and snow-free periods.

Let's hope this upcoming winter snap delivers the goods.

Lifts that are currently operating (subject to change):

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Sunday 13th December 15):

Utopia: 20cm
Chuo: 30cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 15cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open but it is very limited as we wait for more snowfall

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 14th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
14th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
13th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 30cm
11th December 0cm 5cm 1cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 19cm 86cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 162cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 43cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 65cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 14th December 2015
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 - 22cm
[22cm]
43cm
[65cm]
- - - - -
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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