Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Slight
Fair
This report
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 8:51am
2cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:01am 10cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:45am 1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 96cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 118cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a few cm of new snowfall here in Zao Onsen village since yesterday and it's another cold start to the day.

The good news is that more of the resort has opened including the Kurohime quad and associated area. The Omori and Ryuzan lifts aren't moving yet but as of this morning all other areas of Zao Onsen are now (at least part) open. There are still some restrictions and areas closed off due to the snow situation.

There may be some more snow as we enter the New Year, but right now there's no major snowfall on the forecast into the early part of next week.

I expect things to be busy over the next few days with lots of people here for the New Year holidays.

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Information as of Wednesday 30th December 2015 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 25cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of the lifts at Zao Onsen are now operating. See main report for more.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 30th December 2015
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 30th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
29th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 1cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
26th December 1cm 10cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 3cm 1cm
24th December 0cm 1cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 16cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 99cm 49cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 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 118cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 30th December 2015
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
- - - - -
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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