Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:17am on Sunday 21st December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and fog
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate
Poor
This report
Sunday 21st December 2014, 10:17am
1cm
Saturday 20th December 2014, 10:25am 0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 10:04am 0cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 10:16am 40cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 11:21am 0cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 9:35am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 71cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 233cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 253cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:17am on Sunday 21st December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

1cm of snow to report this morning from Zao, which is nice to report as it rained here last night.

Quite strong winds are persisting this morning though here in the village it feels fairly mild. It may well be different up on the slopes where visibility also seems very limited in places.

Snowfall expected through into tomorrow, with moderate to strong winds also a feature to expect.

I have added the 'Light Up' dates for the 2014/2015 season below and will keep those on the report each day until that is finished. On those operating days, the Zao Ropeway operates in the evening and the . Subject to weather conditions. Your ski lift ticket isn't valid for this and while it's not cheap to go up there I think it's definitely worth taking a look once on a night when the weather conditions are clear.

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Official snow depths (21st December 14):

Utopia: 160cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 150cm
Uwanodai: 125cm

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
From today until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

December 2014: 27th-31st
January 2015: 1st-4th, 10th-12th, 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: 1st-28th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2600 yen for adults and 1300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 10:17am on Sunday 21st December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao Onsen is now open for the season

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 21st December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st December 2014
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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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 21st December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
21st December 1cm 1cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 25cm 2cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 40cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 20cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
15th December 10cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 71cm 66cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 152cm 83cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 233cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 253cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
233cm
[253cm]
- - - - -
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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