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Observations 17-21st July

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There was a bit of mammatus cloud over Cooma this arvo 3 30 -400 ish.
     
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    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    temps have dropped now as well. should be good for a good dusting. bom wound back the numbers hard as did yr.no.

    I guess the white drought continues with marginal precips other than the occasional season starter passing through
     
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  3. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw the same driving back into home / sth co late this arvo.
    mamatus o/head and wind driven cirrus horsetails to the west.
    looked sensational with the underlit sunlight.
    shame I was driving or ... pics ....
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe the power is out in Jindabyne
     
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    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Railing loading nicely.
     
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    6 in the gauge , maybe 20, ? lets see

    Snow to Wilsons
     
  8. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was out in much of Thredbo last night.
    With no power weather watching was primo!
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Power box on fire somewhere
     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reedys
     
  11. Bendzeeknees

    Bendzeeknees Hard Yards

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  12. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Off topic... Cause it's not weather.
    Its 1/3 jindy
     
  13. Tweekin

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    Marginal temps- perisher
     
  14. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty lucky there’s bugger all left in this.
     
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    I observe the wind was pretty wild today and the cloud cover stopped my satellite NBN. Sorry about sparking off the sheep/lamb jokes in a previous thread ,wasnt my intention but you know how it is all the sheep follow the first goat LOL. Sorry again.
     
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  16. CarveMan

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    This one seems to be a bit of a fizzer
     
  17. Wavey

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    12.2mm at Cabramurra which is more than I was expecting, and very marginal temps. Probably translates to less than 10cm in terms of snow?

    Geez Buller has done well from this, 30mm (so ~ 30cm?) there.
     
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  18. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    I didn’t think we were quite expecting 30mm to fall at Buller....
     
  19. willsnow

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    Um I think most of it is clear liquid, not the white stuff
     
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    I would think not when temps have been consistently at or below zero for the whole duration of precip at the weather station at least.
     
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    Respectfully Wavey, you need to read up on Buller. It's infamous for raining < zero, sometimes well below zero.
     
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    The webcams don't lie ;). I've been watching them regularly for the entire day. It's probably started snowing around 8 or 9 PM. Prior to that, Buller copped a drenching
     
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    Perisher media reporting 5cm
     
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    Thredbo reporting 7cm overnight.
     
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    10cm now
     
  26. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hah! Bidding war
     
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  27. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep that’s what I thought.
    2cm reported on top.
     
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    Very interesting about Buller. Without extensive research I wonder if its partly due to:
    1) The weather station is right at the top of the mountain
    2) The peak is more prominent compared to other resorts and therefore Buller does not benefit from adiabatic cooling of a parcel lifted across a range. eg a westerly will pass over the main range (>2000m) before reaching Thredbo which will cool it down compared to the environmental mass.
     
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    Looking at the cameras, I can't see any obvious damage from all the rain at Buller yesterday. Is it possible it could have still actually benefited (froze into the base or something)?
     
  30. Jellybeans

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    It’s because both, particularly the latter.
    There’s really nothing west of Buller, so it’s quite prominent.
     
  31. POW_hungry

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    Last time I checked the Buller AWS was always located above Tirol Cafe on your way to Mountain Ops (Baldy) office.
    ~100m below the summit and 'behind' the summit in a Westerly.
     
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    Thanks for all the info about Buller guys, I'm still pretty inexperienced when it comes to alpine weather. What elevation are the webcams and resort at? I notice the station is at 1707m ASL.
     
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    Kofflers/Summit @ ~ 1740m
    Ski School/Village/Apira/Toboggan Cam @ 1600-1620m
    LBS Cam @ ~1480m
    Burnt Hut ~1540m
    The Fox Cam @ ~1700m

    Buller looking clear to the East this morning.
     
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    When it rains at temperatures below zero, does it actually do much damage to the snow? 30mm is a lot but buller doesn’t look too bad this morning.
     
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    Yes, but not as much as a day of warm (>5C) wind + solar.
    You'll end up with rhimey surfaces, freezing rain or crusty snow.
    It's just water logged. 30mm over a day is not so bad for Aus.
     
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    Thredbo TS sitting on -4.3C.
    Snowmaking off.
    RH robbed us of a few hours here.
     
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    Clearing at blue cow, trees holding fresh snow.
     

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    I observe pristine . . . . .
     
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    A fairish outcome for Buller. With only ~45 cm she didn't have much to spare in a big wet.

    Hopecasting next Wednesday helps a bit.
     
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    Cracking morning at Hotham. Very firm snow and looks like a dusting overnight. Only light wind so it should be a great day.
     
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    @Wavey this quote from yesterday is the kind of pain many Buller punters have to endure. We're lucky north of the border
     
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    see you on my usual laps tomorrow perhaps. :)
     
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    Okay so it transcended two observation threads, multiple snow events and at least two significant rain events but eventually the mountain appeared again. 6th July => 18th July
     
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    She looks great in that fresh cover. Season is now started for Buller at least.
    Now we have a base we can start looking to open the rest of the mountain and start skiing storms properly.
     
  45. Edgecrusher

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    Ahh, that's much better.
    And a terrific shot, always a great angle from there.
    It'd be nice to get a break from this periodic drizzle and light rain we've had in Melbourne for day after day. It's just been a nuisance.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lovely sunny day in Thredbo today, little wind over Gunbarrel side. Got a bit slidey underfoot by late afternoon and of course the slushfest just before that final bridge into the lift. I’m calling DOTS for my own personal enjoyment level today.
    Hope these forecast winds don’t stop the weekend fun.
     
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    Had a couple of spots of light rain here in inner Melbs earlier. Pretty mild evening
     
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    Snowing at Buller.
     
  49. CarveMan

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    Would be.

    My timing was impeccably for the last 2 mega seasons, I didn’t miss a good day even with a baby born in early June last year. This year I’ve missed what little fresh there’s been but been up for all the rain.

    Oh well back on Monday night.
     
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    Raining in and off last night in the Kiewa valley which is a good sign for falls
     
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