Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Thursday 31st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
Fair to limited in places
This report
Thursday 31st December 2015, 9:25am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 96cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 118cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Cloudy skies with light snow this morning.

Tomorrow should be a cold start to the New Year and hopefully snow clouds will still be lingering, though we're not expecting much. As with other regions the start of the new year looks like it's going to be a bit warmer than usual which of course is not what we all want to hear. Next snow in the new year looks to be coming around Tuesday...

In the meantime, thanks for reading the reports this year. I am very much hoping that it's going to be a smoother and snowier January.

Enjoy New Years Eve.

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Information as of Thursday 31st 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:

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 31st December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 31st December 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 31st December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 31st December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
31st December 0cm 10cm 2cm
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
Previous 7 days total 36cm 25cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 89cm 51cm
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 Thursday 31st December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
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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