Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 12th December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Tuesday 12th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
It's snowing...
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...very nicely!
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 9:12am
23cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:58am 1cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 7:34am 2cm
Friday 8th December 2017, 9:11am 7cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:52am 2cm
Wednesday 6th December 2017, 8:47am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 41cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 107cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Tuesday 12th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

And it is a cold and snowy morning.

Some decent increases in the official snow depths and I am observing 12cm on the ground by base.

There's some wind on the mountain too apparently, along with limited visibility. Not the kindest of conditions to be out there, but a storm is what we need.

Should be more snow to report tomorrow morning too. Lots please!!

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Operating lifts:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair
- Zao Paradise Pair AB (scheduled to be rested today)
- Katakai triple (scheduled to be rested today)
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 50cm
- Paradise area: 50cm
- Chuo area: 50cm
- Utopia area: 70cm
- Uwanodai area: 40cm
- Oomori area: 5cm (* not updated)

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018.

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2017: 23rd-24th, 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Tuesday 12th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Zao Onsen is open - waiting for more snow

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 12th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
12th December 23cm 13cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 5cm 0cm
10th December 1cm 2cm 0cm
9th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 7cm 9cm 0cm
7th December 2cm 3cm 0cm
6th December 2cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 32cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 44cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 41cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total - 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 107cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
41cm
[107cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
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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