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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by filski, Aug 10, 2017.
I observe birds struggling at skitube. Meltage is rapid
Bloody windy morning so far on drive out to Caroline "Round About"Springs....cloud pattern very interesting....all high cloud suggesting very high winds up top...temp mild though .....bit of a buffeting on West Gate bridge with wind socks indicating a northerly vector....
BOM radar has packed it in again.... better call the techs back to fix it again!
Interesting to see pings being picked around Kimberley & the Pilbara region. It's meant to be dry up that way. Even if it's virga - it's a strong anom, across multiple radars.
I observe the first magpie swoop of a postman this morning. Warm and sunny here in Wodonga with some high level cloud.
Wind hold kind of day at Hotham. Everyone and their dog being funnelled into Slalom Gully. Shit show
Strongest wind gusts observed to 10:30am Thursday:
Mt William 105km/h at 1.57am,
Mt Hotham 102 km/h at 10:01am,
Melbourne Airport 98km/h at 1.09am,
Kilmore Gap 94km/h at 4.10am.
Aireys Inlet 93km/h at 10:07am
Extended into NSW now for Thurs/Fri, with "BLIZZARD" conditions (late to the party)
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of the
Snowy Mountains Forecast District.
Issued at 11:12 am Thursday, 10 August 2017.
VIGOROUS WINDS OVER ALPINE PEAKS
Northwesterly winds are increasing ahead of a cold front that will cross southeast New South Wales during Friday.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h, are expected in Alpine areas above 1900 metres through the remainder of today, and into Friday morning.
BLIZZARD conditions, due to blowing snow, are possible in these areas. The National Parks Service of NSW recommends that people consider postponing back country travel until conditions improve.
Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Thursday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Very windy in the Melbourne cbd. My hay fever has kicked in something chronic today, feel like the walking dead
Most chairs now on hold in PB, can't link the resorts
I'm hiding in the valleys looking for wind blown and having a bit of fun with it, but doing a lot over and over again.
The cover is typical oz August - you'd never know a 1m dump occurred a few days ago. A bit of warmth yesterday apparently, set it like concrete today. As expected, even relatively untouched ares are crusty in the trees on north facing sides - but I can't get around the resort much to compare.
To be honest, cover is holding up best on SE facing side of Mt P, and happy valley below is getting fresh wind blown.
People are getting desperate for lines.
I observe I'm at mid station having a schoffer and considering my next move.
Don't forget most people are at work and you're not. Today's your day mate.
Looks a hell of alot more fun than most are having...
Oh yeah, it's all good. I'm pretty damned tired from the drive - that probably came out in the post.
It's a little tricky picking where I'll ski out the afternoon. I think wind hold is here to stay and I might be lucky to be where I am at mid station and having Mt P accessible from here and being able to get back to FV too.
Been staring at the Merritt chair for a few minutes. Looks like its gone to wind hold even though web site says its still open.
Some wicked wind clouds blowing over the top of the range
Gusting like hell at Island Bend. Temps are way too high. Was 11 degrees, though now 7.5 a few hours later. Forecast was windy but now changed to as high as 110kph on the peaks. Gunna be a bumpy night!
Guthega T's and Car Park chair!
Oops, late to thread, lifts closed
Snow again on Bluff Knoll (and a very cold Quokka)
Scroll down to the bottom of the article for some great photos.
I observed the best wind blown talcum pow on Eyre today - so much sweeter than 1m wet pow that is tracked out in 2 hours. Endless fresh tracks all day - one of the best days skiing of the season. Love the 100 kph bluebird days! No crowds, no queues just fresh talc all day. A few more days of these winds will be epic!
Signing out of Hotham. This from out the bus window showing snow to L O W altitude:
I observe rain and about 10 degrees in Corryong, and some pretty epic lightning in the distance on the drive here after turning off at Wodonga. Perisher tomorrow, expecting megawind2000
6 degs in Perisher overnight.....
dat prefrontal hairdryer.
11 deg this morning in Syd, warmest morning for a while her, the average is usually about 3 deg this time of year here.
18 overnight in Sydney city too.
Mild in Caroline Springs ...sunny calm....
I observe the charts show the low below WA taking four days to go about 700km. Record slow low!??
Mild on Northern Beaches. Cracking sunrise too.
What's that heavy pitter patter I hear on the roof at Hotham, r**n
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of the Central, East Gippsland, South West, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.
Issued at 5:00 am Friday, 11 August 2017.
A cold front crossing the Southern Ocean is moving rapidly eastwards and will pass through Bass Strait tonight.
Northwest to westerly winds about some coastal areas of Victoria are expected to increase to 60 to 70 km/hr tonight with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/hr. Elevated areas including the Otway and Strzelecki Ranges as well as the eastern Alpine areas are also likely to experience similar conditions.
Gradual moderation is expected from the west early Saturday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Wonthaggi, Rosebud, Dargo, Tidal River, Yarram, Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Omeo.
Been r***ing at Falls too, I'm informed.
Pretty closed in and gloomy too.
Would still beat working though, despite it being mild, still, and cloudless here in Melbourne this morning.
Might have been still first up, but it's getting up now. Winds > 30 kph and increasing.
Yeah just starting to pick up. Although on this side, I'm sheltered from the NW winds, so it's a bit deceiving.
Just slid across to eyre and back at Perisher. Some nice snow up high but vis was awful.
Looks to be setting in and now light moisture coming down in the car park.
Above severe weather warning reissued at 10.33am ......for parts of Vicco...
Nuggets car park. Jammed
Did you observe any significant crowds at P this morning, have the punters descended yet?
They were leaving this morning. Constantly. Not many driving in.
Yes wind has picked up in Caroline Rounabout Springs.....nearly blown over as I headed for a sausage roll!
Observation Hill has hit 25.9 and is still rising! Amazing weather in Sydney.
Yep .. trying to work here ... cooked
Jeez, prime location! Ha.
I was one of them leaving around 10:30... It was hectic on front valley with the event on. I went up the V8 to head to Mt P and couldn't cross the course
Wow! It's hot in the CBD, too. Wanna swap?
Rather be at work if rain!
Observe that the owner of this joint and I were on a chair at da bo last Fri .
Apparently it's stopped, sun came out, and the skiing was pretty good, I'm told. A bit breezy at Falls up top, but otherwise not too bad.
Snows holding up well at Hotham after 2 warm days. Some rain this morning, strong winds, but the clouds have lifted and its very alike spring conditions. Nice
Trying to spit with rain in Caroline Springs..
I observe the Thredbo snow pole has been removed or stolen.