Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 29th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:55am on Sunday 29th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light to moderate
Not good
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This report
Sunday 29th December 2013, 9:55am
10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 67cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 175cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 187cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Sunday 29th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A snowy morning in Zao with at least another 10cm outside here, so hopefully up to double that in higher places on the mountain. It's a cold one and when I glanced at the thermometer outside earlier on it was down below minus 5. Brrrrr. A cold -12 is being posted by the top Ropeway station as well.

It's still snowing and poor visibility with a thick fog thing going on outside this morning. Not much to see at all. Hopefully it might be clearer for the evening light up.

Lots of people here in Zao this weekend as everyone prepares for New Year. Zao is not famous for having a lot of nightlife (far from it) but there will be lots of things going on in the hotels and ryokans in the villages and the few places where people can go.

Snow and possibly strong winds is lined up over the next few days.

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Official snow depths (29th December 13):
Utopia: 150cm
Chuo: 140cm
Paradise: 150cm
Uwanodai: 85cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Sunday 29th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

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Zao Onsen is open

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  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 29th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
29th December 10cm 0cm -
28th December 5cm - -
27th December 0cm 0cm -
26th December 1cm 30cm -
25th December 1cm 0cm -
24th December 2cm 3cm -
23rd December 0cm 1cm -
Previous 7 days total 19cm 34cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 67cm 36cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 175cm 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 187cm 657cm 0cm
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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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
175cm
[187cm]
- - - - -
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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