Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:50am on Sunday 27th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fog, cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
-
Limited
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This report
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:50am
22cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:55am 1cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 9:16am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:21am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 9:01am 1cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 9:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 83cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 105cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning.

22cm of snow piled up outside my place here this morning. Utopia area adding 35cm to their snow depth this morning; if that is an accurate reflection of how much fresh snow there is up there... I'm on my way!

Whatever, it is good news this morning with a good snow refresh and more on the way. I would expect more lifts and courses to be open soon - perhaps even within today.

Very cold this morning and fairly strong winds at times and forecast. Tomorrow should be calmer and maybe a break in the snow before more Monday night into Tuesday.

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Information as of Sunday 27th December 15 (subject to change)

Lifts that are planned to be operating at Zao Onsen:

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Diamond Number 2
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 20cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited as we wait for further snow but hopefully more opening soon

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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 27th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
26th December 1cm 10cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 3cm 1cm
24th December 0cm 1cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 20cm 0cm
22nd December 1cm 2cm 2cm
21st December 0cm 1cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 39cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 119cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 83cm 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 105cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th 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
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  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]
83cm
[105cm]
- - - - -
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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