Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 24th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Monday 24th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
Fairly good
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This report
Monday 24th December 2012, 9:04am
3cm
Sunday 23rd December 2012, 10:35am 1cm
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 10:22am 0cm
Friday 21st December 2012, 10:09am 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 11:18am 2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:40am 0cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 11:26am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 36cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 119cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 122cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Monday 24th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Well, consistent snowfall I said yesterday but there's just a few cm of new snow to report this morning, so not as much as we were hoping for. The snow eased up and those darker clouds moved on with some blue sky on show as well. It turned into a pretty nice day, and it was rather busy out there as well.

Anyway so we have a few cm of new snowfall and it is about -6C this morning and cloudy with just a slight wind. The mountain covered in cloud and so can't see the top but visibility out there looks fairly decent.

While pretty much all of the mountain is open, we're still not 'deep' as you can see by the numbers below. Consistent snowfall is forecast for the next few days and so we hope it can bring decent amounts with it. Strong winds still likely this week.

For now though a calm Christmas Eve. Enjoy your cake!

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
70cm

Utopia
70cm

Paradise
70cm

Uwanodai
40cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Monday 24th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is almost all open.

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