Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 24th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Wednesday 24th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snow falling
wind condition
Calm
Varied but poor higher up
This report
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 9:05am
1cm
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 9:22am 20cm
Monday 22nd December 2014, 9:30am 2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 113cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 256cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 276cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Wednesday 24th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a dusting of fresh snow this morning in my report.

Not as cold this morning, just under 0 degrees, and it's calm out there. Cloudy conditions with the upper mountain covered in early morning fog so visibility right now poor up there. Might be a hint of clearer skies once that sorts itself out but we are expecting snow showers later on today and overnight and possibly tomorrow too. It will be a very white Christmas. Got to keep an eye out for possibly stronger winds though.

Should be a fine day.

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Official snow depths (24th December 14):

Utopia: 170cm
Chuo: 170cm
Paradise: 170cm
Uwanodai: 125cm

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily 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 9:05am on Wednesday 24th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 24th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 24th December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 24th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
24th December 1cm 2cm 3cm
23rd December 20cm 0cm 1cm
22nd December 2cm 2cm 0cm
21st December 1cm 1cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 25cm 2cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 40cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 30cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 113cm 136cm 36cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 256cm 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 276cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 24th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  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]
256cm
[276cm]
- - - - -
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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