Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 10th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:17am on Friday 10th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Light to moderate
Decent
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This report
Friday 10th January 2014, 10:17am
1cm
Thursday 9th January 2014, 9:55am 2cm
Wednesday 8th January 2014, 11:54am 0cm
Tuesday 7th January 2014, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 6th January 2014, 9:05am 2cm
Sunday 5th January 2014, 10:10am 2cm
Saturday 4th January 2014, 10:54am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 51cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 242cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:17am on Friday 10th January 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

I am guessing that this morning is the coldest of the season so far. Extremely cold outside, and when I got up earlier the thermometer was telling me it was -12 degrees.

Visibility is ok this morning and it's just cloudy at the moment with some light snow falling lazily earlier on. Still, forecast is for continued snowfall through into early next week.

Official snow depth on Utopia areas is now up to 2m. I reckon there's a fair bit more than that, but their numbers are probably for the runs now the sides and uncompacted snow areas.

It's a 3 day weekend coming up as Monday is a holiday here in Japan. Traditionally it's one of the busiest weekends of the snow season, so keep that in mind!

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Official snow depths (10th January 14):
Utopia: 200cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 195cm
Uwanodai: 130cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:17am on Friday 10th January 2014
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  2013/2014
*as of Friday 10th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
10th January 1cm 5cm -
9th January 2cm 0cm -
8th January 0cm 3cm -
7th January 0cm 2cm -
6th January 2cm 0cm -
5th January 2cm 10cm -
4th January 2cm 5cm -
Previous 7 days total 9cm 25cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 70cm 71cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 51cm 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 242cm 657cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
51cm
[242cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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