Observations 14-20th August

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Claude Cat, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. blowfin

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    I just observed that being animated on the news and it looks great from here on in. Plenty of south in it.
     
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  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wallaby thrashing season.

    Perisher ticking over in the moist westerly
     
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  3. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surprised it has taken thredbo so long to realise this is big.
     
  4. POW_hungry

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    Flogging it, even.:deadhorse:
     
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  5. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Wind in Melb has been hammering all day....
     
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    Had to wait for the r**n to pass first
     
  7. 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!
     
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  8. rocketboy

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    Bom nsw is all in. Heavy snow at times Thursday . Friday max of -1. With snow showers. Will be an incredible couple of days.
     
  9. FourSquare04

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    Likewise Sydney - absolutely howling all day
     
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    :D:D:D:D:D GOLD!!!
    And seconded :D
     
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  11. Rat trap bindings

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    WITH A WHAKING LONG EXTENSION LEAD, OR POWER UP THE CABLES..
     
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  12. Roarkie

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    Heavy snow continues on Cruiser cam.
     
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  13. cyclopath

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    I observe it was still ridiculously warm 15 minutes ago as I walked back home from the shops in Randwick. T-shirt despite the bird-munting wind. Nuts.
     
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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
     
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  15. 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.
     
  16. Gimped

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    Still raining in thredbo village but it is colder. Ice forming on parked cars etc
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. POW_hungry

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    I am told there's 5cm rulers on sale in the Perisher souvenir shop.
     
  19. Donzah

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    Don't become one of them.
     
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  20. teckel

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    But it has to wait at the bottom for however long the queue is ;)
     
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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.
     
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    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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  23. Rick Ross Da Boss

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    why is Mt William a 'thing'?
     
  24. Jellybeans

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    Because it gives warning for when the cold airmass comes, or the precip band.
     
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  25. POW_hungry

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    It's the only AWS above 1km to the west of the great divide, it's merely an indicator for inbound weather aloft.
     
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  26. Roarkie

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    Snowing hard on South P cams.
     
  27. Tweekin

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    Nice straws
     
  28. POW_hungry

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    Perisher going into Ludicrous Speed

     
  29. POW_hungry

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    Thredbo's Merrits' grooming is already filled in. Looking heavy on the live cam.
     
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  30. snowgum

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    I note a fair amount of fresh (a few cm) on the Buller Village Cam as of 9:30pm.
    (I also note NSW reporters more on the boil - perhaps more to boil about!)
     
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  31. cyclopath

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    Yep, and piling up nicely on Frostbite Deck on High Noon cam.
     
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  35. Blitzen

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    Retro :)
     
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  37. 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.
     
  38. Kletterer

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    Micro Convergence where it counts.
     
  39. hongomania

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    Blowing in steadily and proper snow at dp now
     
  40. POW_hungry

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    More inbound, Westie indicators...
     
  41. 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.
     
  42. POW_hungry

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    Incoming band sliding through Western Vic now, due across VIC/NSW alps around 4-6am tomorrow, respectively.

     
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    Yeah, anywhere downslope of the GDR has been buffeted today.
     
  45. POW_hungry

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    Beautiful example of a Fallstreak hole. Where was it?
     
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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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    Funny how it's 'a hole' and it's centered right over the Central Coast ;);):out:
     
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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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