Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 29th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:29am on Saturday 29th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Very good
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Saturday 29th December 2012, 9:29am
0cm
Thursday 27th December 2012, 17:20pm 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2012, 10:20am 30cm
Tuesday 25th December 2012, 9:12am 0cm
Monday 24th December 2012, 9:04am 3cm
Sunday 23rd December 2012, 10:35am 1cm
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 10:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 36cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 149cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 152cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:29am on Saturday 29th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

OK back to normal service this morning and my apologies for the lack of report yesterday. Yesterday morning there was just a few cm of new snow in the village and this morning nothing new to report in terms of new snow.

It is a relatively mild -2C at 9am, hardly and wind and there are some nice clear blue skies over Zao.

Tomorrow will be milder still and we might even go into the positives. We might even have a few spots of rain. But hopefully not. Generally cloudy with snow later on and into the week is the forecast. From Monday decent snowfall along with possibly strong winds are on the current forecast.

All lifts moving. All ready for New Year. All ready for the crowds? It's going to be a busy weekend here although actually looking out of the window now things don't seem too bad just now. Quite a lot of people will be arriving for the New Year though today and so perhaps we can expect tomorrow to be the start of the really busy period.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
85cm

Utopia
110cm

Paradise
100cm

Uwanodai
50cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:29am on Saturday 29th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open.

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