Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 14th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate blowy winds
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Friday 14th December 2018, 9:14am
12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:10am 2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9:20am 11cm
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 8:59am 0cm
Monday 10th December 2018, 10:06am 3cm
Sunday 9th December 2018, 10:25am 16cm
Saturday 8th December 2018, 8:57am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 48cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 55cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning.

10+cm of snow on the ground and it is falling this morning - and hopefully through the day. There's a fairly moderate wind blowing about, but we're good with that if it means a decent delivery of the white stuff.

Part of the Uwanodai area is now open as the Onsen Number 1 pair lift gets moving for the season.

If this snow continues today I would expect more to open from the weekend. Actually according to the forecasts it looks like there's a chance of clearer skies over the weekend.

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Lifts and course info:

- Chuo Number 1
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

- Chuo course part open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 15cm
- Paradise area: 30cm
- Chuo area: 45cm
- Utopia area: 30cm
- Uwanodai area: 30cm
- Oomori area: 30cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11th January and 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2018: 22nd-23rd, 29th-31st
January 2019: 1st-2nd, 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 14th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 14th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
14th December 12cm 9cm 11cm
13th December 2cm 18cm 0cm
12th December 11cm 23cm 13cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
10th December 3cm 1cm 2cm
9th December 16cm 2cm 0cm
8th December 2cm 7cm 9cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 60cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 68cm 52cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 48cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total - 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 55cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
48cm
[55cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
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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