Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:33am on Friday 18th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
Slight
Poor
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This report
Friday 18th December 2015, 9:33am
10cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 9:07am 2cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 9:41am 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:09am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:11am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 35cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 55cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 77cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:33am on Friday 18th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Perhaps not as much as we were expecting and it's not snowing just now but we are hoping for more before tomorrow morning.

It is good and cold though this morning and feeling wintery, just a slight wind.

Take a look at the forecast... there's not much on there once we get past tomorrow and while it does seem likely that early week it will be slightly milder, hopefully temperatures won't rise too much.

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Lifts that are currently operating (subject to change):

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

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Official snow depths (Friday 18th December 15):

Utopia: 15cm
Chuo: 40cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 10cm

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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's still limited

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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 18th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 18th December 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 18th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
18th December 10cm 40cm 0cm
17th December 2cm 20cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
15th December 0cm 10cm 20cm
14th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
13th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 84cm 105cm
Previous 14 days total 35cm 112cm 128cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 55cm 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 77cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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 - 22cm
[22cm]
55cm
[77cm]
- - - - -
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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