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Observations 10-15th Jul Backdoor Betty Obs

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Pelting down flakes at Friday Flat
     
  2. Rat trap bindings

    Rat trap bindings One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    3.8mm/hr for Thredbo in the last hour.
     
  4. warrie

    warrie One of Us

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    Cooma Airport's at 0.8 deg but now the pptn has stopped at 10.4 mm since 9 am. Any info on possible snow there as temps cold enough since 3 pm ish... W
     
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  5. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    surf looks good out the window. decided to not risk an evening drive down tonight. those cooma airport temps look perfect for utter chaos across the district.
     
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    Podlet Part of the Furniture

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    They are 3.5... haha I'm sure little miss would be able to find her way home. Mr wouldn't be so sure where to go but would be jumping off everything and having a ball
     

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  7. Fman

    Fman Hard Yards

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    Snow gums chair not in use today.
     

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  8. AJS

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    Buried.
     
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    Chux-sw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Are they fitting chains in the middle of the road?

     
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  10. walrusballs

    walrusballs Hard Yards

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    Seen people do stupider things, but maybe they’ve thrown a chain and it’s jammed up in there. Equally stupid I guess, just move the f over
     
  11. loweee

    loweee One of Us

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    Had to go out and did a tour round Jindy. Cars off the rd everywhere, cops directing traffic, snowball fights.

    It's all happening...
     
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  12. Adaminaby Angler

    Adaminaby Angler One of Us

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    Any reports from Nimmitabel? I reckon it bore the brunt of this low.
     
  13. The Fallen

    The Fallen One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    What's hiding behind the black rectangle on Merrits?
     

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  14. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Interesting how the BoM and Perisher Snow Stake have been out of kilter with each other.

    Today BoM is registering less precip than the snow stake.




    Last night it was the reverse. With BoM showing twice as much as the Perisher marker



     
  15. The Fallen

    The Fallen One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can see the warm moisture is about to get drawn into the rotation on the eastern edge of the national radar image so it may not be a bad thing if this system moves east before that happens.
     
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  16. Ozgirl

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    *waves* welcome back

    crazy drive back from Cooma this afternoon.

    stuck In traffic. No actually accidents just people stuck in the snow. Some with chains some not. Two caravans being towed by disco’s are stuck on the side of the road. Just called the cops to tell them to get out there.

    we were at a stand still for about 30mins or so.
     
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  17. Winterwolf

    Winterwolf Hard Yards

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    Spoke to a met friend, the lower than expected snow level is due to evaporative cooling. The persistent nature of the precipitation has allowed it to drop the temp sufficiently for snow. Had there been showers not constant precip, insufficient cooling would have occurred and rain not snow more likely.
     
  18. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stay on topic.
    Weather Obs only.
     
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  19. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 Hard Yards

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    Light hail falling in Penrith. falling temps, 4 Deg C at shooters Hill. and moister incoming
     
  20. Northwesterly

    Northwesterly Hard Yards

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    Small hail at my location in Stanhope Gardens in NW Sydney.
     
  21. Fast Eddie

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    Back to 10c pieces at PV
     
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  22. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    More or less, it's largely why models had those surface temps higher than observed, i.e. Jindy maxed at 2C from what I see, yet was forecasted to reach 4C.

    It obviously, caught a lot out today.
    BoM also didn't see it coming as they published a reviewed forecast at 11am today updating snowfall from 1100m to 800m.
     
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  23. Winterwolf

    Winterwolf Hard Yards

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    The reason is possibly they reset at different times?
     
  24. BlueHue

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    Some shots arpund Jindabyne.
     
  25. TomGroggon

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    Some big cells forming off the Illawarra coast.
     
  26. hongomania

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    Trying hard to sleet / snow at DP. Can feel temp dropping with nightfall
     
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    That cell east of the 'Gong looks "interesting".... :cool::cool:
     
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  28. Undies

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    Snow stake showing 35cents since 9am. Yikes.

    Meanwhile, whoever is first to the lodge, can they please clear a path?:[​IMG]
     
  29. TomGroggon

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    Yes I live just nth of Stanwell Park
     
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  30. Ultra2.0

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    Lithgow Weather station reporting 0 Deg. and moisture headed that way, anyone up there to confirm later?
     
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  31. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  32. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No, they both reset at 9am. Sunday BOM was double the stake, today the stake is double BoM.
     
  33. TheCobra

    TheCobra First Runs

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    Was there a big difference with perishers snow amount and thredbos today?
     
  34. Untele-whippet

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    Looks like sago coming down now in Mt Vic, probably hail.
     
  35. Marquise de Kappy

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    first pic shows my outlaws yard on the left. Would love to be there to see it. Just under 4 weeks to go. Fingers crossed, we are allowed. Thanks for the pics.
     
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  36. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Observing we are getting close to 75cents (if my math is correct. 34cents yesterday + 40cents today). Think it has well & truely delivered. Especially given the up and down speculation and forecasting ride from 10 days prior. @Donzah had been consistently positive from memory. Happy to be corrected.
    Ok not quite 40 cents today, yet!
     
  37. Snow Blowey

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    Its the first world problem of this event. Everything would typically be filled in if you got a classic 50cm westerly dump. But when its gluggy and falls straight down then the creeks will win. =The whole place will be like a marshmallow factory. Will set hard and next weekend events will blow around on top of it and finish the job.
     
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  38. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    MOD NOTE: Updated thread title not because we're 'down with naming WX systems' here @ ski.com.au but because one particular resort thinks it's ok to name/tag a weather system for commercial advertising gain. Not down with that etiquette so Backdoor Betty it is. ;)

    Also updated thread tags for posterity and future reference of such a unique & flukey system.
     
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  39. Untele-whippet

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    What about Becky?
     
  40. dawooduck

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    Kinda drizzle now at Jindy North Shore. Snow loading on gutters and sheds getting tested live under 15cm of slurpie.
     
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    concerns of wet-slab risk with this huge load on top of the melt/freeze crust on the weekend.
     
  42. SMSkier

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    Driving to PV this morning was a once in a season event. Not so much the amount of snow but simply a lack of wind left so much weight on the trees. Lots of tree damage. Lower Kosi Rd was like driving in parts of Europe. Solid snow to quite low levels.



    Plenty of snow at the resort.



    Coming home to Moonbah at 1100 ASL the snow level had dropped significantly. For the next several hours we had some of the heaviest low level snow that I’ve seen in 5 years. A few random pics around the garden:












     
  43. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    IMO

    Easterly snow means lots of moisture, it should set hard as. But. It may mean things form a bit different to normal, so subsequent layers may behave slightly different in some aspects.
     
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  44. POW_hungry

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  46. Ozgirl

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    Photos from the drive today (Jindy to Cooma via Dalgety)

     
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    Will it drizzle all night or is this that colder air still set to come through tonight
     
  48. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Moisture and Cold Pool headed North away from Alpine Region. So drier and warmer, IMO. Though some back-end in it.

     
  49. POW_hungry

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    That first pic is a keeper. :love:
     
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