Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:18am on Thursday 20th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight breeze
Very good
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Thursday 20th December 2012, 11:18am
2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:40am 0cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 11:26am 0cm
Monday 17th December 2012, 10:19am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2012, 10:40am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2012, 10:27am 0cm
Friday 14th December 2012, 15:49pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 115cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 118cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:18am on Thursday 20th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Yesterday sure was a cold one. It was another cold start to the day at -6C when I woke up and it is currently around -4C, so not really warming up then! Just a few cm of new snowfall to report, cloud still around but blue sky as well and the sun shining down from time to time.

We can't expect more than some possible sprinklings of snow in the next few days, though from Sunday a winter storm looks to still be on it's way. Strong winds and hopefully heavy snowfall into early week.

Nighta news!

There are two night skiing areas of the resort in Zao - not (skiable) connected, though you can of course go from one to the other if you wish. Nighta will start on the Uwanodai area from this Saturday (22nd), and will be open every day until 24th March 2013. 5pm until 9pm. Nighta in the Yokokura area will be open over the New Year period and then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4th January until 17th March.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
65cm

Utopia
70cm

Paradise
80cm

Uwanodai
35cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:18am on Thursday 20th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open.

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