Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:45am on Saturday 28th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong wind
Generally poor
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This report
Saturday 28th December 2013, 10:45am
5cm
Friday 27th December 2013, 11:00am 0cm
Thursday 26th December 2013, 8:24am 1cm
Wednesday 25th December 2013, 9:40am 1cm
Tuesday 24th December 2013, 10:34am 2cm
Monday 23rd December 2013, 9:01am 0cm
Sunday 22nd December 2013, 7:59am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 165cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 177cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:45am on Saturday 28th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's a very cold morning in Zao. -5 degrees earlier and not much 'warmer' now!

Snow is falling adding to the 5cm that we got overnight and generally quite poor visibility on the mountain.

The forecast has little snowmen all nicely lined up all the way through into New Year now, so we should be getting consistent snowfall. Strong winds might be an issue, and indeed this morning there's a fairly strong wind out there but not enough to affect the lifts and gondolas (at time of writing).

Evening "light up' - Starto! (See yesterdays report if that is confusing!)

The photo below is of some baby Ice Monsters, taken on 26th December.

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Official snow depths (28th December 13):
Utopia: 145cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 85cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:45am on Saturday 28th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 28th December 2013
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 28th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
28th December 5cm - -
27th December 0cm 0cm -
26th December 1cm 30cm -
25th December 1cm 0cm -
24th December 2cm 3cm -
23rd December 0cm 1cm -
22nd December 2cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 11cm 34cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 36cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 165cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total - 243cm -
February observed snowfall total - 218cm -
March observed snowfall total - 21cm -
April observed snowfall total - 22cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 177cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
165cm
[177cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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