Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 11th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 11th December 2016, 9:50am
5cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:42am 2cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 9:04am 0cm
Thursday 8th December 2016, 8:45am 9cm
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 9:17am 3cm
Tuesday 6th December 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 7:35am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 20cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Bit by bit, we are getting fresh snowfall - though I'd prefer the tap be set to 'fully open'! Just a few cm again to report this morning from Zao after some in the day yesterday...

Talking of which, the safety-opening ceremony went well yesterday by the sounds, in the snow which is appropriate. Hopefully the snow gods are now looking over Zao and will bring us a season of heavy snowfall and safe skiing and boarding for all.

It looks like the Utopia Number 2 lifts is now operating with part of the Utopia course now opening up.

Poor visibility on the mountain this morning as snow continues to fall, so I hope to be able to report some more tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow the snow clouds are expected to ease off but they should be back over Zao by Wednesday morning with a positive snow forecast for the second part of the coming week.

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Lifts that are planned to be operating today at Zao Onsen:

Zao Ropeway
Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Mikaeri pair
Chuo Number 1 pair AB
Onsen Number 1 pair
Utopia Number 2 pair

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open - see main report

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 11th December 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th December 2016
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 11th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
11th December 5cm 0cm 5cm
10th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
7th December 3cm 0cm 15cm
6th December 0cm 3cm 4cm
2nd December 1cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 23cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 65cm 168cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 20cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total - 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 31cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th December 2016
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
20cm
[31cm]
- - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
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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