Observations 14-20th August

Claude Cat

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Jul 6, 2001
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Might as well kick this off now.
Light showers around Melbourne this morning.
Radar suggests the resorts will catch a bit of it.
 
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toughnut

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May 18, 2008
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Coolish morning in Sydney and a fair amount of smoke haze hanging over Sydney from some controlled burns out west. Sitting in the office in North Sydney I can't see across the harbour. Me thinks an inversion has kept the smoke hanging around
 

Undies

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May 15, 2002
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Did NSW just legalise weed? Hard to see more than a couple of hundred metres outside at the moment. Supposed to be clearing to a warm day shortly, though.
 

DGB

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Last couple of days here in the ACT have been spring weather. Today is definitely no exception!
 

GlendaN

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Bluebird day in Perisher with light wind at the top. Snow softened in the afternoon but not too much and was pretty forgiving. Cover remains excellent. View from Back Perisher Mountain
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Rush

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Jul 26, 2000
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Mainly blue skies at Hotham all day. Some higher cloud in the late afternoon. Very warm in the valley but the winds over the summit kept things cool up high.

We observed Virga over Mt Buffalo in the morning.
 

robbo mcs

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Sep 1, 2008
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Bluebird day at perisher today, quite warm, 4c in the valley and around 1-2c up high. However, around 1:30 mysteriously intermittent flakes of snow started to fall from the sky on Mt perisher, for around 5 minutes. Proper flakes, although there were only a few wispy clouds around, and it was bright and sunny. It was definite snowflakes, gently falling, not windblown. Quite odd, but pretty.
 

POW Hungry

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May 28, 2000
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Bluebird day at perisher today, quite warm, 4c in the valley and around 1-2c up high. However, around 1:30 mysteriously intermittent flakes of snow started to fall from the sky on Mt perisher, for around 5 minutes. Proper flakes, although there were only a few wispy clouds around, and it was bright and sunny. It was definite snowflakes, gently falling, not windblown. Quite odd, but pretty.
Quite possibly some remnants of some Virga similar to what @Rush mentioned above. -22C @ 500mb and ~2C near Mt Perisher would've been enough IMO.
 
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skichic

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May 26, 2003
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Bluebird day at perisher today, quite warm, 4c in the valley and around 1-2c up high. However, around 1:30 mysteriously intermittent flakes of snow started to fall from the sky on Mt perisher, for around 5 minutes. Proper flakes, although there were only a few wispy clouds around, and it was bright and sunny. It was definite snowflakes, gently falling, not windblown. Quite odd, but pretty.
Have seen that a couple of times in the last few weeks. At home and on the hill. Most unusual.
 

loweee

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Apr 21, 2002
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Nice riding thredbo early today. Firm and fast straight up but slushy and warm for the bottom 1/3rd after 11am.

Still beats working
 
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Jacko4650

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May 15, 2014
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Light rain and gusty at Island Bend near Blue Cow. 7 degrees, which is about 7 too many.
 

Principal Douglas

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Mar 21, 2002
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In Jindabyne, it's overcast with a slight breeze and I have a sliding door wide open to let in that fresh, not at all cold, breeze.

I can also hear seagulls
 

Mctavish

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Jul 19, 2003
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Clear liquid falls lightly but steadily @ Perisher, earlier than forecast, softening the cover before tonight's deluge. Roll on Thursday.
 
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