Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 31st December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Wednesday 31st December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light to moderate
Poor
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This report
Wednesday 31st December 2014, 9:45am
10cm
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 11:10am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Saturday 27th December 2014, 9:20am 2cm
Friday 26th December 2014, 9:42am 10cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 9:20am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 89cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 281cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 301cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Wednesday 31st December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's another day when visibility is poor, though we do have another 10+cm of snow on the ground. Kind of heavy wet snow rather than light and fluffy but with lots of areas suffering from rain yesterday it's preferred!

Snow is expected to continue today through tomorrow and wind will probably not be too far away in the coming few days.

It's remaining quite mild today but for the first day of the new year the temps are set to plummet for at least a few days.

Until tomorrow!

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Official snow depths (31st December 14):

Utopia: 170cm
Chuo: 180cm
Paradise: 160cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

Zao Onsen is fully open.

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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 9:45am on Wednesday 31st December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 31st December 2014
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 31st December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
31st December 10cm 2cm 1cm
30th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th December 0cm 5cm -
27th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th December 10cm 1cm 30cm
25th December 3cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 21cm 34cm
Previous 14 days total 89cm 51cm 37cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 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 301cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 31st December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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 - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
- - - - -
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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