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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by SAsurfa, Sep 15, 2016.
Warmed up a touch this morning leaving a crust on the fresh, back to hard driven sago now (1640m Bogong)
Nice lunchtime rain here in Melbourne. For a change.
There were a number of updated forecasts but yes the latest one got it. Most got this one spot-on as the models didn't deviate too much outside of ~72 hours IMO.
I observe it's snowing quite nicely on the Thredbo cams. Still a bit sad at village level.
Looks to be snowing to where they store the groomers.
Been very heavy here in Brighton the past 25 mins.
Very nice. Should tie them over very nicely, right up until closing weekend
Colder air just hit Perisher again after a few hours of warm. Anyone up there to talk about the quality of snow falling today?
One might suggest that they will keep FV open for the last week of the school hols now ???
I couldn't have timed it betterSee you all on the 24th
Been absolutely hammering down in the Melbourne cbd since lunchtime, real tropical feeling heavy rain. Everyone at work complaining about "how it's not spring weather"
Looks like temps in NSW have dropped with a bit more moisture to come. Hope we can squeeze another 10cm out of it with good temps as I am going to sneak in a quick slide before work tomorrow.
As in past the LWE? They've done that before to the Friday and it's been a ghost town. Sydney peeps are at the beach (which is where I would like to be).
Closing in on 10mm since 1pm
Geelong has had nearly 23mm!
Skied backcountry at dead horse gap today. 30+cm is right. Deepest snow I've skied since the last northern hemisphere trip. However, it was also full on cement, heaviest snow I've skied in a while too! Happy to have the fat skis.
Snowed pretty much all day. There's now intermittent rain in Thredbo village.
I think it makes sense for them, cheap intro to skiing for those who go..... get the suckers hooked so they buy season passes and spend the rest of their lives driving children from Sydney!! #bittermuch
The interesting thing is Melbourne's rainfall is still below average for this month and below average for the year.
Our average minimum temperature is about 2 degrees above average so far for September.
Our melb water dams are increasing at below average and are at 67.3%
So,yes its been very wet in parts of Victoria but Melbourne is still running around average or below.
Month to date »
Past 5 Days
Min Max Rain to 9am
Thu 15/09 8.7°C 15.0°C 2.0mm
Wed 14/09 10.5°C 16.1°C 20.6mm
Tue 13/09 9.6°C 14.6°C 9.0mm
Mon 12/09 9.9°C 13.6°C 1.6mm
Sun 11/09 7.3°C 17.0°C 1.2mm
Year to Date
Average rainfall to Sep 463.2mm 114.0 day(s)
Total for 2016 422.8mm 121 day(s)
Total to this day 2015 332.4mm 97 day(s)
Wettest day 22.6mm Jul 6
Lowest temperature 3.0°C Jun 26
Highest temperature 42.2°C Jan 13
Full climatology »
September minimum temperature
Lowest this month 7.3°C 11th
Lowest on record -0.5°C 16th 1908
Average this month 10.6°C +2.6°C
Long-term average 8.0°C
September maximum temperature
Highest this month 23.3°C 8th
Highest on record 31.4°C 28th 1928
Average this month 17.0°C -0.2°C
Long-term average 17.2°C
Wettest this month 20.6mm 14th
Total this month 45.2mm 10 day(s)
Long-term average 58.0mm 14.9 day(s)
Wettest on record 201.6mm 1916
Driest on record 12.0mm 2008
And I complain about the amount of winter driving I do! Those Jindy - skitube trips add up
We still have half of September to come, we'll smash the average for this month if the forecasts for the next two weeks hold up.
We also had a very dry start to the year IIRC, so we've been in catch-up mode since winter commenced.
Perisher updated to 50cm in the last 24 hours
Was pretty dry until end of April. Been very wet since (across most of Vic)
Adelaide Weir in photo. Some shocking flooding and road damages here. Never seen anything like it before
Just had a text that it is back to snowing lightly at Thredbo Village after some light rain earlier.
Tropical feel, but cold
From memory it didn't even cool down till the last week of May
Just got back from Hotham. Snow down to 1000 metres. Great for the rest of the season. Heavy going on the slopes and quite a few bandaged limbs spotted in Hotham Central !!!
Go you good thing (will update)
Heading down last week of Sept. Was giving up hope but looks enough to tide over and give us a fighting chance of a fun week of Spring skiing on Thredbo upper slopes and some exploring beyond the rope.....the stoke is returning!
Arrived in Thredbo and greeted to light wet rain in the village.
Strange was clear as night from at least Cooma to the Thredbo Cottage / Maze. Rain started at ski tube.
Sleet overnight has turned the snow to wet gloop, pretty windy as well.....(1640m Bogong)
This morning in Thredbo I'd say its sleeting/drizzling. Clear in the village but cloudy up top. Chilly, my hands got cold real quick outside, but not cold enough obviously.
Supposed to be warming up and snow only above 1600m today.
Yesterday was the day IMO
Nothing here below 1600? Don't really see a problem with today
Perisher Resort Mountain Characteristics
7 Mountain Peaks Mt. Perisher (2,054m)
Mt. Back Perisher (2,014m)
Mt. Piper (1,830m)
Mt. Blue Cow (1,994m)
Rocky Knob (1,900m)
Guthega Peak (1,924m)
Mt. Blue Calf (1,905m)
Village Heights Perisher Valley 1,720m / 5,643ft
Smiggin Holes 1,680m / 5,512ft
Guthega 1,640m / 5,381ft
Blue Cow Terminal 1,890m / 6,201ft
Summit Height Mt. Perisher 2,054m
I am lovin your reports from the field @CarveMan is going to owe you a beer
Next beer goes to the person who tells me when the next 3-4 day window of clear weather is so I can actually get up there!
More or less clear in Thredbo now. Bit windy. Definitely warming up.
Groomers up high were excellent. Chalky and rippable. Off piste is fairly supportable chunky windslab. Plenty of snow blowing about.
Just back from riding Mt P. Still snowing when I left. Above about 1850m the snow quality wasn't too bad and you could throw a bit around.
Light snow on and off all day at Thredbo from above Merrits. Good visibility. Sun still coming out. I've got my dark lenses in.
Windy at times up top do some nice wind blown. Off piste from below top of cruiser is heavy and bloody hard work. Might be ok on a board.
Edi Upper west of Mt Buffallo has nocked up over 20mm since 9am which is pretty amazing..evry where else looks pretty benign so far...
And I imagine there's no one on the mountain given it's mid September?
Not many. I observe that the portion of very good skiers is quite high. Busier than I expected but quiet none the less.
Skis need a wax already. Now very grabby. Nearly gone a over t a few times hitting grabby snow.
Yeah what is with that, haven't really experienced snow as grabby as the snow late this season. Is there a particular wax that is good for this?
No idea. Putting the yellow stuff on tonight.
Klister is a brand?
Sorry, joke, Klister is a soft wax for xc skis, used for climbing on hard snow usually, sticky.
well we used to use shellite to strip any wax of our skis...as balling up is more than a nuisance for folk trying to get out off exposed ridges to a more sheltered environment before one head gets blown off.
oh from memory dudes used to carry Mr Sheen to spray on skiis!!!