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Observations 13-17th September

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Miffy, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Revolting with a capital R up at Falls.

    Mizzle has got worse if anything, has reversed any gains from preceding couple of days looking around village. Cold temps will turn the snowpack into a icecap after this, so next weeks higher temps might be a blessing, at least can maybe some corn can ripen.
     
  2. J_busworth

    J_busworth One of Us

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    Really Really disappointing today. Tried to snow all day at Thredbo but couldn't get any better than freezing rain. Hopefully it doesn't freeze overnight.
     
  3. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't agree.
    Will turn to snow before freezing up imo.
    Should bond OK imo.

    Hopefully
     
  4. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It should turn to snow.
     
  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's snowing on cruiser cam, as it has done so on/off all of today (~1600m).
     
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  6. Hamburglar

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    Agree. Can't think of a time I have had worse conditions. Cold, rain, bad visibility, glue like snow.

    Better than being at work though.

    It seems like it is trying really hard to snow at the moment, but not succeeding.
     
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  7. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I expect a forum pasting over this however I observe that the most misused word(s) of winter are .......

    POWDER.... POW....UNTRACKED POW.....

    Often underpinned by phrases like "day of the season" or "Does not get better than this in Australia"...........

    Declarations of fresh powder today.....really? It was heavy snow... welcome none the less compared to the alternative, but.......

    Don't get me wrong, it's been a fabulous ski season to date with plenty of really good quality snow, often dry, and likely it's not done yet but every time it snows the POW declaration is rolled out.

    POW :p:skier:
     
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  8. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I submitted my alias back in 2000 along with my hotmail account. Don't hate me.

    Meanwhile... Floodwatch out for Greater Melbourne.o_O
    Temps dropping in the Otways
     
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  9. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's no connection there LOL
     
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  10. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    But, but, but knee deep pow was reported today on PSR! In Pleasant Valley no less! ;)
     
  11. The Plowking

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    Did anyone actually call powder today anywhere or are you yelling at clouds?
     
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  12. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You mean apart from Perisher marketing?
     
  13. The Plowking

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    My eyes glazed over at P.....
    None of us here pay attention to that nonsense do we?
     
  14. Alfred14

    Alfred14 Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    up to 0.1 at hotham
     
  15. robbo mcs

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    Maybe not on the forums, but plenty of punters I shared t-bars with did today, raving about the epic conditions:eek: I just ignored them and tried to wring the water out of my mittens:(
     
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  16. The Plowking

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    Wise choice of word that, 'punters'
    :)
     
  17. Funky

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    Raining in Thredbo Village. Windy. Miserable.
     
  18. Alexski

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    Temps are up slightly all over, earlier snow at 1700m ASL is now rain on all cams. Looks like tonights forecast snow will be all rain. Temps marginal until around 6am tomorrow.
     
  19. Funky

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    To be fair, the snow condition may not be perfect, but all things considered I'd almost put it in epic category*. Ok ok the asterisk is for September. Amazed how much snow is here.
     
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  20. POW_hungry

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    100%.
    September doesn't get much sweeter than this, a metre on what we've got or otherwise...
     
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    +0.1C at Thredbo TS (@ 1957m ASL) right now.

    Another 1-2 hours of this shiz IMO.
     
  22. kimberlee81

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    Absolutely pissing down in Geelong. Has been for a while. If this makes it to Buller without a substantial temperature drop, there will only be mud and grass by morning!
     
  23. Rabid K9

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    Driving rain still up in Falls, peaked about the same time Geelong did tonight.

    Amazed any snow is left to slide off rooves, but it still is. Can't see it being a gain this system.

    Missed by a couple of degrees. 0.25 of a day of decent conditions in the 5.5 I've been here is not to bad, I guess.
     
  24. POW_hungry

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    Good drop in temp and precip gathering in Melb's SW.
    Airey's Inlet


    Cape Otway

    On track IMO. Snow by early AM for Vic resorts.
     
  25. POW_hungry

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    Will be midnight switch for the first of the Vic resorts IMO.
     
  26. CarveMan

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    Oh FFS. There is so much ****ing snow here.
     
  27. POW_hungry

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    Resident troll. Standard post. Take no notice of this poster IMO.
     
  28. Rabid K9

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    I'm eagerly awaiting that. Plenty of catching up to do.
     
  29. Jellybeans

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    I was told that this pic symbolises current conditions at Buller?
     
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    word from dinner plain is that its snowing heavily the past hour
     
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    BoM: +1.0C for Buller @1700M. (-0.3C since 11pm).
     
  32. loweee

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    looks like some flakes amongst the wet stuff on South P cam. Temps look ok for snow above 1900m in NSW at the moment. Should lower from now. IMO

    why am i up at 2am? The price you pay if you want to ride all the good days.
     
  33. teckel

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    Temp down to 0.0 at LM. Snowing nicely.
     
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  34. POW_hungry

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    Mount buller well into the negs an gathering precip. Rather quickly too.
     
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  35. blueandwhite

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    You have pretty high expectations for mid-september. We have been skiing Falls since Sunday and with the exception of yesterday and I think it was Tuesday we thought conditions were great. All lifts open, decent visibility, regular top-ups and light winds for much of the time, all on a 2m base.
     
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  36. The Plowking

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    Packing the car at 3.30, #1 son says he feels sick. 5 minutes later it's happens and my day trip is over before it started. @CarveMan
    Pls report what I'm missing.
    Be nice late morning imo with a bit more accumulation. No big fresh day or anything but nice surface anyway
     
  37. climberman

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    Damp, but trying to sago at 1100 Ngarigo Thredbo Valley
     
  38. climberman

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    And looks like we lost a few campers due to wind overnight .
     
  39. POW_hungry

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    Right on time IMO. Sounds like it's probably doing its thing to Thredbo village level then.
     
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  40. J_busworth

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    Light Flurries mixed with grapple in Thredbo Village, rained heavily all night.
     
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  41. robbo mcs

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    Snowing now perisher front valley. Ground looks wet. Around 1cm snot on tables
     
  42. blackice

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    No good
     
  43. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    "Wintry mix". Breezy, poor vis, stay at home peeps :D
     
  44. J_busworth

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    I have to agree. Everyone from Jindy and Canberra stay at home. Very poor conditions, Very Rainy. ;)
     
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    Bugger x 2.

    My weekend plans were also upset late fri afternoon...heading back into work today instead of skiing. Sort of happy to miss skiing in the rain last night
     
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  46. climberman

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    Starting to stick at 1580m at Dead Horse Gap
    Basically rainnor sludge on the windscreen in the Thredbo Carpark.
     
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    Bombala has dropped from 9.1 degrees @ 6.50am to 2.6 degrees within the last hour
     
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    Heavy dark low clouds heading into Berridale at 10 degrees. Showers on and off the whole way down the Monaro
     
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    Interestingly the temp has dropped 5 degrees in about 5 km. Heavy rain now
     
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    Heavy wet flakes mixed with the rain Jindy now. Weird, cause really not that cold.
     
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