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Observations 12-24th August Observations

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Ozgirl, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jindy copping some over the footy fields!
     
  2. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    How this... went outside for looks!

    Stars above plus flakes. Nice when it pops over from the range... no wind either.

     
  3. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    ya gotta love the mountains. ! ;)
     
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  4. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    At -5.5°C at top station and 10 cents in last 2.5 hours, I reckon we’ll hear of the account of waist deep turns, at some point tomorrow...
     
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  5. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Calling @Jasper Schwarz.....for an on resort obs report of course
     
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  6. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Comparison shot of snow stake at Perisher over 2 hours.

    Simply Stunning....

     
  7. Jabes

    Jabes Hard Yards

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    snOberon.
     
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  8. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Woke up to a decent cover of wet frozen snow on the Jindy North Shore this morning and now it's snowing light dry snow and sticking.
     
  9. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    As per my tradition, I have chosen a nice night for a BBQ
    In bed now. I’ll put one up in the morning.
     
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  10. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Walang, NSW:

    Oberon, NSW:

    Just proves the wide extent and the capacity of this system, when we have big falls in Tassie as well.

    Roseberry, TAS:


    What a wide and wonderful country in which we live!
     
  11. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ripped from Facebook. 2020 in Lithgow.
     
  12. Dmtj38

    Dmtj38 Hard Yards

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    Flurries today at Ebor, sago falling in Armidale earlier this evening.
     
  13. AussieWhite

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    Plenty of fresh snow for groomers tonight. Sorry only taken on iPad
    Been snowing all on and off all evening in North P
     
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  14. MattyHoll

    MattyHoll Hard Yards

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    Complete opposite to last night, no wind atm at Adaminaby. Clothes line accumulating
     
  15. Ultra2.0

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    Day trip to Oberon. Didn’t disappoint.
     

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  16. Adaminaby Angler

    Adaminaby Angler One of Us

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    Snowfall here pretty much at its peak for the event, measuring 33 cm in total:

    [​IMG]

    Max temp was just 0.5° C yesterday.
     
  17. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cedarwood closing in on 3 ft, Baw Baw sitting on 37mm since 9am yesterdee
     
  18. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    25 cents on Snow Stake. Today will be a good day for y’all.
     
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  19. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    "fizzer"LOLLOL
     
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  20. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    91cm storm total for Perisher
    78cm for Thredbo.
     
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  21. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo claiming 110cm on snowfm
     
  22. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This morning' snow stake. Looks to be clearing but a great snowfall.
     
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  23. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maths and marketing don’t always add up.
     
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  24. AussieWhite

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    Great morning in North P
    Going to be a top day...
     
  25. JindySuz

    JindySuz Hard Yards

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    It’s -3 in the car park at Perisher with strong gusty winds and blue sky.
     

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  26. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe a distinct lack of snow/rime in the trees, at -6.3C (Thredbo Top) and 78cm in 4 days you'd imagine a lot of that has to do with it being cold, dry snow.
     
  27. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    and fair bit to do with wind too I imagine (not being there)
     
  28. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Where's the 78 figure from?
     
  29. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  30. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Just got up to perisher - looking mint - stay tuned for some pics and obs

    @Donzah @W0nkey D0nkey give me a bell if you’re around. I’ll probably lap Interceptor & North P for a while
     
  31. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Vic. snow locations are looking superb.
    I presume that in a usual ski season some of these places would have closed the roads by now so we Mexicans in lock down detention would not be able to access them to ski on them anyway.
    Here are this morning's snow cam. pic.s
    Tables, snow mobiles and railings at various locations that are seldom completely buried are now totally buried or just another snow shower away from going under.

    Baw Baw

    Falls Creek Table o Meter


    Rover Chalet . Bogong High Plains.
    The snow is approaching the first red band on the striped pole.

    Whiskey Plain( Dinner Plain to Hotham XC ski trail )


    Telephone Box Junction at Mt. Stirling.

    Lake Mtn.
     
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  32. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like like another Cam that @Richard can add to the list.
     
  33. doogasnow

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    Wow to baw baw!! Haven’t seen a dump like this for a while up there. Plenty I’ve nice sw airstreams showers to come yet up there imo
    The showers passing through here atm are very heavy
     
  34. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    looking good. Skiable everywhere?
     
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  35. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    New cams are always good - I think Hotham needs a few more cams for next year - surely Vail aren’t that poor? :eek: It’s only a shadow of former glory. Not criticising this site - can only link to what’s available. ;)
     
  36. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    My guess is that every ski location in VIC. including Mt. Buffalo would have complete cover on every XC ski trail.
    You could ski into Keppel's hut from Mt. Margaret Gap today!
    The 'find' of the season is the Rover chalet snow cam..
    https://bogongwebcam.gunther.com.au/
     
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  37. BlueHue

    BlueHue One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbos snow report amounts jump around like a 4 year old on a tramp for he first time. Someone needs to learn to keep numbers on a spreadsheet or clearly communciate the numbers on a spreadsheet to the comms teams. They were reporting anywhere from 75cm to 110cm storm total yesterday afternoon but report 10cm overnnight with a storm total of 78cm, often report the over night snowall as the 24 hr snowfall despite the obvious that during the day before they had significant snowfall. Being an ex data scientist/inferential science stats person it drive me nuts, just wanna go up there and crank a bunch of snowfall monitoring stations with standardised methods!

    I cant keep up so just watch the cams, look at BOM aws temps from thredbo/perisher to get a feel for snowline/wetness and look at peoples reprts from here off the mtn, much better than relying on resort reports
     
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  38. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Liking that rover cam on the BHP. Thanks to these forums, I learnt of the Rover BHP site only a couple of months ago.
     
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  39. warrie

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    The rubbish that is Resort snow totals has been going on for 20 plus years. Standardisation is needed but ain't gunna happen.
     
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  40. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyway Charlotte Pass is claiming a metre of snowfall now.



    Also, 23cm in the last 24 hours at Buller.
     
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  41. TinkyH23

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    Ha! There was a short period late 80s when all they gave us was FAIR, GOOD, VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT.
     
  42. BlueHue

    BlueHue One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yepbwhicj is websites like this are such a great resource!
     
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  43. BlueHue

    BlueHue One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you cant get quantitative right much better to stick to qualitative and to be fair i don't think the average punter going skiing gives two hoots whether they report to that degree of accuracy anyway.
     
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  44. The Plowking

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    Vic fine
     
  45. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe that video clip music has strong Two Princes chord structure
     
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  46. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You should have experienced what it was like in the pre Cam days for rubbish.
     
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  47. TinkyH23

    TinkyH23 One of Us

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    Exactly.
    We were lied to constantly.
    And you only found that out once you got on mountain.
     
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    June 1982 and we were staying at Obergugl in Thredbo, nothing at Thredbo, no snow at all. Put the radio on and Guthega snow report says all lifts are running and there is snow everywhere, so off we go. About 90 minutes later we pull up at Guthega, which to be fair had more snow than Thredbo but certainly not enough to ski on and definitely no lifts running. So back to the lodge and into the fridge. I haven't taken any notice of resort reports since.
     
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  49. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mt Imlay, 873m, overlooks Wonboyn on the NSW far south coast:

     
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  50. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have hiked up to the top of that hill. It is steep!