Observations 10-13 August

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  1. Marquise de Kappy

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    Strangely very humid and muggy in sydney for Aug. Feels like a storm brewing but nothing on the radar.
     
  2. Tanuki

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    Feels like it's about to snow at Hotham
     
  3. Mctavish

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    You should have hung around. Vis was poor until about 10.30 when it gradually improved. Clear by 11.30, occassional sun in cloud breaks & great by noon. Eyre & International POW stashes grew as the wind increased & remained sweet until I bailed around 3. No crowds all day - even Towers & Olympic were great. Wind blown off Olympic was also a treat.
     
  4. Tanuki

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    Snowing at Hotham
     
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    I observe there was a small earthquake just off Avalon and part of the headland collapsed :o
     
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    Just drove up Hotham.
    Snowing lightly above about 1650m with snow covering the road up top.
    -1 up top,with some strong gusts.
     
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    Nothing showing on Geoscience Aust website for an earthquake near Avalon in the past 4 hours?
     
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    1.8mag..

    Image thanks to Spencer Frost..

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    ... Oh it's NSW!! Silly me. Default state if not given is .... NSW!

    Seriously how hard is it to provide the state - guys? Or the resort when giving an ob?
     
  12. filski

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    Busy day!
    Low cloud at Perisher already mentioned so won't go there. It cleared mid morning generally. All lifts were open so headed straight for Guthega where the runs were in superb condition, a little crusty early but that lasted a couple of runs. Cloud obscured views high up but you could get below it quick. Thought it may have turned to freezing fog for a bit with some accumulation on various areas - probably just condensation.

    From there over to the the Cow and interceptor for a bit. Snow was in excellent condition up too but slow at the base. Was worth it though, forgotten how much vertical is fitted in there. Zalis was in great shape - the snow was staying dry. Then back to mid-station for lunch and off to Mt P for Eyre. Extra wind blown up top gave it a slight edge over interceptor, but only just. The wind was bad by now. I planned only a couple more runs on Mt P then back to the skitube to head home.

    Unfortunately going down Mt P under the Chair a ski caught something on an icy patch - dunno what exactly. Front of my right ski caught and flicked to my left. Left ski released by not the right which overstretched the calf muscle - knew instantly it was damaged but not sure what weight I could get on it. Fortunately just enough to carefully get down Mt P and myself back to FV. But can't place any weight on the toes and it isnt easy to walk. Am getting myself home though.
     
  13. SAsurfa

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    Headland, Avalon, thought people would of figured out Sydney not Melbourne, haha.
     
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    Ah thats a bummer.
     
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    Relax mate. He gave the location. Most people would have thought of both unless their Victorian blinkers were on. Probably not many headlands to collapse at the Victorian Avalon either?
     
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    Well there you go - not being a Mexican or a Cockroach I've learnt a new place name....
     
  17. Donzah

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    Windy as.
    Warm.
    But cold up the hill.
    My inner ear tells me the pressure is dropping
     
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    Was lots of Cirrus over Canberra this arvo. Lovely strokes.
     
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    Falls on FB three hours ago with a vid showing flakes falling
     
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    Bugger! Hope all is OK.
     
  21. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Canberra was November like this morning... Odd. The mountains are being caught between weak troughs and weak highs. It's not cold. It's 21 degrees inside and I haven't fired the heater.
     
  22. Kletterer

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    How many more frosts we got left ?
     
  23. Rush

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    Had a few cm of wind blown this evening at Hotham. Let's see what the morning brings
     
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    All cool, I observe that 'our' Avalon has a coastal reserve and a pointy bit but nothing like the fancy headland in NSW.

    Back to subject, I observed some heavy showers on the drive from Buller to Melbourne. 11c in CBD at 10 pm - not all the cold for August. Another damp one for the Big Bull.
     
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    Rain and strong wind at Ngarigo campsite. Wind gusts have been up around 60-70km/h here. The roar across the valley is like camping next to pipeline on a maxing swell
     
  26. Nidecker

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    Hmmm all the models see fairly decent wind gusts for the next few days knots x 2 = aprox kmh

     
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    Bureau Home > New South Wales Severe Weather Warning 1

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    IDN20032
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    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

    SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
    for DAMAGING WINDS
    For people in parts of the
    Snowy Mountains Forecast District.


    Issued at 4:01 am Saturday, 12 August 2017.

    VIGOROUS WINDS OVER ALPINE AREAS DURING SATURDAY MORNING

    SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
    Strong west to northwesterly winds are expected to continue over Alpine areas early this morning in the wake of a cold front.

    DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible over Alpine areas above 1600 metres early this morning.

    DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 100 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely for Alpine peaks above 1900 metres early this morning.

    The threat of damaging winds for areas below 1900 metres is expected to ease by late morning. However, vigorous winds are expected for areas above 1900 metres until late Sunday morning.

    Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo and Selwyn.

    At 320am this morning Thredbo Top Station had a maximum gust of 122km/h.

    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 11:00 am AEST Saturday.

    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.
     
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  28. rocketboy

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    Sure is the winds of august
     
  29. Claude Cat

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    Light rain in Melbourne.
     
  30. Donzah

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    Still in bed.
    Looking at the hills it looks like rain.
    Oh it's windy.
    And warm with no pants.
     
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    Good luck with that.
    Lakeside is a washing machine
     
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    Still well below 0C up at tops station. Snow down to 1700 maybe? (As expected...)
     
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  33. AJS

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    Yesterday was a day of all sorts at Thredbo with snow up high holding together nicely and snow down low a bit sloppy and heavy going but fun. Guided some beginners down from Kareela Hut at about 4pm (despite the day being very warm, it was freezing there by about 3pm) and the cover had become quite firm (icy) already. It took half an hour but they managed it well considering.

    Still in bed looking at the mountain and it looks damp and windy. Not in a rush to get out this morning.
     
  34. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Appears to be r**n at Hotham
     
  35. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Terrible at Perisher
     
  36. Lankski

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    I second that. Sitting in the car park having breakfast. -1 deg according to the car but a mix of rain and sago falling. Combining that with wind hold and Saturday crowd and I'm thinking I'll bail.
     
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    Damaging winds here at Island Bend NSW last night. Still gusting badly and visibility up at Blue Cow looks aweful. Back to bed 4 me!
     
  38. Nidecker

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    Between roundabouts beside the BP station in Jindabyne this morning
     
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    Was sleeting when I left Ngarigo campground, wet and no bounce at Friday Flat.
     
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    Saw a Barry Way photo on FB, back near Sport n Rec. Good morning to hit Woolies LOL
     
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    Not a day for the glass half empty types... Hope you all find some joy up high.
     
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    I know hey... WTF..
     
  44. Rush

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    Steady drizzle this morning at Hotham. Loads of rime everywhere, it looks like the remnant of an ice storm. Strong winds, only lifts running are Big D, Playground, Blie Ribbon and Heavenly.

    To make things even better my Oakley goggles (bought at the turn of the century) broke. If anyone can recommend a good on mountain shop, PM me :)
     
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    25 min Friday flat (gunbarrel) line in the rain. Frothing!
     
  47. cookieman

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    I observe wetness, fog and wind at Hotham.
    A few runs at blue ribbon ,ok.
    I observe swindlers bar is busy and I'm enjoying that more at the moment.
     
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  48. AJS

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    Wet and busy at FF, if you're at Thredbo and haven't booked a lesson like I have, I'd hit the apr├Ęs instead. GH Mumm will be throwing an awesome free Top 2 Bottom afterparty from 5pm today at The Alpine- check it out :D
     
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  49. Niphophila

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    Dreary low cloud/drizzle at Table Top (near Albury). No wind and warm. No pants to be seen. :)

    I also observe I'm glad I have postponed my Thredbo day until tomorrow. :)
     
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    Patches of blue sky observed at Hotham from inside the lodge near Jack Frost