Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 17th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:19am on Monday 17th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny, just some cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
Excellent
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Monday 17th December 2012, 10:19am
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Sunday 16th December 2012, 10:40am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2012, 10:27am 0cm
Friday 14th December 2012, 15:49pm 0cm
Thursday 13th December 2012, 15:49pm 5cm
Wednesday 12th December 2012, 15:19pm 5cm
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 16:03pm 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 113cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 113cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 116cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:19am on Monday 17th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Luckily the rain didn't last too long, but it did have an effect on conditons out there which ended up being pretty icy... though most of the resort is of course now open.

It is colder this morning, about -3C at 9am, and no new snow to report. Clearer skies over Zao this morning - lots of blue and just some white clouds up there. All is calm.

Everything in place really, and we are doing well for mid December. We could just do with another storm to move in to really get things going properly.

Forecast? Things should get colder still from tomorrow and snow is due for a few days, perhaps along with stronger wind conditions. It might start off later today or overnight with rain but turn into snow quickly. Would be good if I could bring news of that tomorrow morning.

Chuo Area
75cm

Utopia
75cm

Paradise
90cm

Uwanodai
40cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:19am on Monday 17th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open.

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