Observations 14-20th August

Ramshead

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I observe I'm already bored of fixed live cams after just half a season and... wait for it cos this is a REALLY good idea... there should be a cam mounted on a chairlift chair that goes up and down all day.

YOU KNOW THIS MAKES SENSE, PEOPLE!
 

Rat trap bindings

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I observe I'm already bored of fixed live cams after just half a season and... wait for it cos this is a REALLY good idea... there should be a cam mounted on a chairlift chair that goes up and down all day.

YOU KNOW THIS MAKES SENSE, PEOPLE!
WITH A WHAKING LONG EXTENSION LEAD, OR POWER UP THE CABLES..
 
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Tree Breaker Bob

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A great afternoon at Charlotte's skiing a lot of untracked wind blown sago powder. They finally got the chair to the top and T bar running, unfortunately the poma is out of action for a while

We probably lost about 20 cm in places but all good with about 10 cm on top and in between slightly icy patches on the more open areas. Trees were excellent for good visibility

There is a vid on facebook if your friends with Charlotte pass with a groomer pushing lake Charlotte out of the way to open the road below Guthries poma

Bring on tomorrow

Bob
 

robbo mcs

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I have posted a more detailed summary on the perisher page.

However, much less snow loss than expected, especially up high. Nothing like last years rain event.

Mt P had around 10cm fresh snow when I got there at 9am, and accumulated another 10-15cm during the day. Good quality light snow. Overall on Mt P there has been a small net loss, not substantial, I would guesstimate 10-20cm net loss as of this afternoon

Front valley had heavier wet snow, in smaller quantities, more waterlogged. More of a net loss, but actually nowhere near as bad as expected.
 

Gimped

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Still raining in thredbo village but it is colder. Ice forming on parked cars etc
 

blueandwhite

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Half a can of coke at Falls. I think we're going to need a bigger measuring device lads and lasses.
 

VSG

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Mount William temp dropping since remaining steady throughout today. Cooler air and precip moving through the alps in the next 5-6 hours IMO.

yep temps seem to be incrementally, slowly dropping on the Grampians peak... always a good sign. Apparent temp well into the minuses alll day.

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POW Hungry

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Anyone else notice the static nature of the temps today, despite the winds:
  • Buller has been within +-0.2C for the last 8 hours
  • Buller had 17km/h winds with a 61km/h gust @7:30pm
  • Perisher hasn't dipped below -1C all day, yet snowing like no ones bizzo @ +0.3C now
  • Perisher 19km/h wind with 61km/h gust @7:40pm
Smells like a system that lacks frontal activity with good moisture feed.
 

Kletterer

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Anyone else notice the static nature of the temps today, despite the winds:
  • Buller has been within +-0.2C for the last 8 hours
  • Buller had 17km/h winds with a 61km/h gust @7:30pm
  • Perisher hasn't dipped below -1C all day, yet snowing like no ones bizzo @ +0.3C now
  • Perisher 19km/h wind with 61km/h gust @7:40pm
Smells like a system that lacks frontal activity with good moisture feed.
Micro Convergence where it counts.
 

POW Hungry

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More inbound, Westie indicators...
Damaging winds and flooding threaten South Australia
Ben Domensino, Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 21:12 EST It's going to be a windy 24 hours in South Australia as the second cold front of the week crosses the state's south.

A severe weather warning was issued on Wednesday for damaging winds in southern districts to the east of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, including Adelaide. Winds gusts may reach 90km/h in the warning area overnight, mainly with showers and thunderstorm activity.

After a turbulent night riddled with showers and storms, South Australia will be buffeted by brisk westerly winds and showers in the wake of the front on Thursday.

Damaging winds are again possible during Thursday, most likely in southern districts along exposed coasts, ranges and peninsulas.

A flood watch also remains in place for the Mount Lofty Ranges District, where minor flooding may cut off some roads on Thursday.

Conditions will ease on Friday as a high pressure system moves over the state from the west.
 

Kletterer

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Wind speeds on mount Ginini have been constant all arvo and this evening. Wind has however picked up in Canberra.
 

Kletterer

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Saw one of those in Austria 2009 . LCL was about 3500 metres Totaly clear centre a sight to behold . Nice photo duckmeister.
 
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SMSkier

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And before you knew, talk of anything other than how much fresh snow, was a thing of the past!
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