Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:20am on Sunday 15th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
Generally poor on mountain
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This report
Sunday 15th December 2013, 10:20am
20cm
Saturday 14th December 2013, 9:03am 30cm
Friday 13th December 2013, 9:46am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 86cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 108cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Sunday 15th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Snow!

Yes the snow is continuing to fall here and there's another 20cm of it outside my place this morning, and perhaps a few more since then. Very cold again and mid winter like, though perhaps the snow is less peak season and more December like in that it's not top quality dry powder like we get a bit later on. Still, great snow conditions, lots of it and nothing to complain about. The last few days has been very good to Zao.

More of the resort open again today with one of the Kurohime quads moving as well as the Yokokura and Astraea lifts

Clearer conditions perhaps tomorrow and Tuesday. More snow mid to late week.

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Official snow depths (15th December 13):
Utopia: 120cm
Chuo: 90cm
Paradise: 95cm
Uwanodai: 45cm

Please note: we're changing the snow depth number shown on the report from Uwanodao to Chuo from today.

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Operating lifts:
Ropeways and Gondolas
Onsen Number 1 pair
Onsen Number 2 quad
Onsen Number 3 parallel
Miaeri pair
Chuo Number 1 pair
Chuo Number 2 pair
Katakai triple
Diamond Number 2
Zao Paradise Pair
Shobunuma Number 1 triple / 2 pair
Yokokura Number 1 pair
Astraea Number 1 pair
Astraea Number 2 pair
Utopia Number 1 pair
Kurohime Number 1 quad

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Sunday 15th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao now opening up. See report.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 15th December 2013
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th December 2013
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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  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 15th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
15th December 20cm 0cm -
14th December 30cm 0cm -
13th December 5cm 5cm -
12th December 30cm 5cm -
11th December 1cm 20cm -
10th December 0cm 20cm -
9th December 0cm 30cm -
Previous 7 days total 86cm 80cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 116cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 108cm 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 120cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th December 2013
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
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]
108cm
[120cm]
- - - - -
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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