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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Jul 1, 2020.
Settled snow this morning on my pine plantation (1,006 m AMSL):
Thredbo reporting 15cm in the last 24.
Yeah, I am guessing they now take the reading from Perisher’s snow stake
Has everyone forgotten that the Thredbo gauge freezes over?
Just havin’ a larf.
Hotham reporting 37 storm total. Falls yet to report.
but it is a BOM standard I assume so same tech as Perisher etc .
location would be obvious difference.
Look back through historical data. When the Thredbo gauge stops moving and the perisher one is still ticking over it means the rain has turned to snow - generally happens when the temp approaches zero unsurprisingly. Has been discussed at length before.
The snow line was at Cooma! So pretty, I’ve never seen anything like that before
Beautiful surrounds in the Buller village this morning:
Yes it's blatantly obvious and well known from looking at Thredbo AWS data that it is poor at recording at precipitation when its in frozen form.
A wee dusting in Jindabyne last night.
Healthy foot on this mornings XC w dogasaurus
It would have to be getting close to 8 -10 years that the Thredders AWS heater can't melt snow and thus activate the tipper unit which records 0.2 mm increments of liquid pptn. You'd think that it could be fixed..... W
Falls is the same when really cold = useless
Obs at PV...
15 cms on the mark. Good quality snow at higher elevations and away from snowguns. Very skiable.
Nature and machines combining....Towers around to Olympic. Guns blazing over fresh falls.
In the face of a snow gun.
Couple of sketchy turns.
A bit of up slope action coming in from the south in Thredbo atm. Trying to snow after a clearish morning
Denied entry to Donna buang due to numbers. But found some slushies at 1000m to the north ish
I do recall the chat about it over the years.
thought the issue had been resolved for some reason.
still odd tho the Valley only got 2mm .
my "scouts" where out and about Wheatly this morning
Hotham hasn’t a working AWS thermometer for about 10 months. Don’t the Bureau fix these things within a set time? Does that mean official records can’t be recorded? I assume smowmakers have enough readings across the resort?
Glass is overflowing. Very pleased to be proved wrong about this system.
Well my friend and I got denied epic pass reservations for 11th & 12th July (even though we already had 10th locked in) by 4:05 yesterday at Hotham despite trying from before 3:45 and they were sold out by 4:10 when the website was back up...super frustrating especially now that we have a good reason to go.
great to see this system deliver something decent though that’s very exciting, looks worlds apart from pics before the storm. Looks beautiful, in Warragul this weekend and still so cold and miserable here...I LOVE IT
BB is close by, but not all lifts running, see bb thread. Reporting 20cm after snow storm.
Stay on Topic WX Obs only
Thredbos AWS has never really been good at measuring precipitation, it freezes .
Snow this morning at the top of big hill mountain bike park in Mount Beauty.
Snowing slightly at Charlotte pass!
The Oversnow here this morning:
I observe a couple of rather fun and chilled days at around 1200m southernish Vic ranges. Today, plenty of snow although slightly damper conditions.
Thanks @POW_hungry, @Jellybeans , @Kletterer , @Donzah and all those who called this from quite a ways out, and allowed me to time to perfection.
My non-ski, non-snow, non-cold weather Soul Mate braved the conditions to indulge me once again.
I observe Soul Mate is currently working on a spreadsheet, claiming it needs several pages for all the favours I now owe.
Just back from my own trip -to LM.
A few weird things.
The snow report this morning said varying things despite promising cams- no natural snow, 3cm or 7 cm, depending on where you looked. The detailed report said ‘broken cover’ for a few runs, and ‘closed’ for others. Well I’d seen what looked like 10cm ish on the cans so off we went- son and me. The lady at the gate said ‘skiing is not permitted for now’. What the?
Girl at car park said we could have a try with our own skis, although the signs said all ski runs closed, and some other staff member had said to her that it was a bit rocky.
off we went and observed this.
Oh yeah, other observations. 7cm might have been ok at the car park, but it was 10-12 further up and up to 15-20 in some spots.
The car park was fully booked apparently and the limit must be low. The original top car park wasn’t nearly full when we arrived just before 10 nor when we left at 1.30. A full house would seem to be mainly tobogganers, as there was - seriously - one other track visible - until we saw a patroller going out at 1 pm. We broke trail on woollybutt and Panorama, and saw no-one else (except the patroller, just as we got back). It was maybe just enough to groom but they hadn’t - would have only helped 3 of us! They were rigging a light comb thing to a skidoo as we left, to get a semi groom on some trails. We had intermittent light mizzle, but it only got noticeable as we pulled in at 1 pm. It had been breathless and some wind hit with heavier rain. It might still be ok tomoz, but touch and go.
Would have been easier if they’d got that skidoo going early, but it was nice slogging through the ungroomed cover. Some wild dog and deer tracks among the wombats and wallabies.
Yeah disappointing and super frustrating dealing with shitty websites , the Epic Pass business is a mess.
Only consolation the snow wont last long with no established base rocks will poke out.
Weather obs only. Stay on topic.
Ticket, resort access and all other meandering snow chat in Snow Talk.
Young Angus started it sir.
That looks good for LM!
Today I went and XC skied at Falls Creek from Windy Corner and almost made it to Maddison Huts but I hit turn around o clock at 1300 and skied back..It was very slow going in deep uncompacted powder snow.I observed that there was no grooming anywhere other than a skidoo groomer from Windy corner almost to The Dam wall.That grooming was stuffed up very soon by very many snow walkers in boots. :-0.
Some wind driven drifts on the BHP road were 50 cms deep or more. Some sections were 5 cms deep ,and in others my skis were totally buried.Skiing on wide long Madshus Epoch BC skis was slow going. The POWDER snow balled up under my skis, despite waxing twice on location. I got very little glide even on a short descent along the Paralyser.The BHP needs another 40 cm to be properly all systems go for ski touring , so that all rocks, bushes etc. are properly buried and compacted. I saw no one else out there other than the snow plough man in the caterpillar tread snow ploughing truck after lunch , flattening out the BHP road cover for possible grooming for skaters.
I observed the snow line at 900 M at 9 am.Chains were being fitted for all 2wd.I observed the road was a bit icy and it has snowed a lot below Howman's Gap.
Falls Ck., I observe was quiet except for groups of snow ball throwers and hardly any skiers.
You can ski at Lake Mountain on 10cm of snow
How about trip reports get moved to Resorts?
Then again, lots of likes for Davo's LM report.
it gets less every single snowstorm by a factor of several, as per above. May be the same tech, but doesn't perform the same and hasn't for years.
Because your local moderator is not yo beech.
Post where it’s designated and everyone is a winner.
Haha sorry my bad, I tried to put some kind of weather obs in my post from Warragul which is near Baw Baw...that counts right?
Will do from now on, sorry I’m still trying to get to know the different areas of this forum and what kind of chat goes where. Fantastic forum though I love it!
Sun sitting on top of Bogong, gonna be a day...
From yesterday morning, the Wadbilliga high ground circa 1200 metres.
Taken from top of my water tank. Bring on the next front.
Yes indeed, thanks.
Sorry - only occasional on here and don’t know my way around that well - will try put content in the right spots in future...
4.7.20. The Rocky Valley Dam / Bogong High Plains Road Table o meter. Well snowed in.
Photo by your correspondent in the field.