Predictions 20-25th July

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  1. PMG

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    GFS has the big fat high ridging out half way to NZ for Wednesday. Be nice if the above came off but....
     
  2. PMG

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    BOM increased precipitation for today to anything from 30 to 90mm. (For Thredbo)
     
  3. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    No sugar coating it... It will be a wet, wet and wild day in them hills today.
     
  4. Snow Blowey

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    Today's poo will be glitter coated over the next few days.
     
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    Here's what we all want to believe.
    and the 4 day rule says so ;)
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  6. The Fallen

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    I'm happy for people to judge what I am saying as a "hopecast" because yes, I am looking at the positive aspects because this season, the luck has been running our way and I see no reason for it to stop now.

    But I believe my reasoning is also sound. We know that the models struggle to accurately see past complex systems like what we saw over NSW Wednesday and the fronts currently heading our way Today and Saturday.

    This means that they will revert to predicting standard patterns past these dates, which is for the high to ridge in. Its a likely scenario and could well happen.

    But, there is also another very likely scenario which happens when you get massive highs stalling Mid Indian which is that once the initial fronts pass and the computers get a good read on what's following, we often see stronger fronts arrive at the end of the event that weren't predicted at the beginning.

    I can see a couple of reasons to support this happening this time around, which I have mentioned earlier but I could be wrong.

    That's the beauty of weather.
     
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  7. Driftwood

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    Any chance the snow level will be down to 1300m @ Perisher by 10 this evening?
     
  8. Claude Cat

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    yes, I think that could turn by then, IMO
     
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    "...but I could be wrong", blooming heck, you may as well just have not said anything. :confused:
     
  10. SAsurfa

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    A big no for me.

    Be lucky to be getting snow at 1800m by then for me.
     
  11. Driftwood

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    Thanks CC.
     
  12. Driftwood

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    Cheers man. That's sort of how I was reading it, maybe 1500/1600m. However, I don't trust my judgment yet, as the more I've learnt, the more I realise I don't know, so best to ask those with XP. Looks like I'll have to leave the heavy wet weather gear out of the bag for the plane anyway.
     
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  13. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Upgrades across the board for next 72 hours. Quality and quantity.

    Jane has up to 90cm by this time next week.


    BRING IT ON
     
  14. bondibob

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    Please explain what upgrades?
     
  15. telecrag

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    BOM going for above 1700 late tonight.
     
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  16. Rush

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    Nothing beats embedded cold fronts IMO.
     
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    Looks a little later on the 12Z GFS so I think with 40kts WNW and 4 degrees at 850hpa we can expect snow at 1700-1800m by 9pm-ish so maybe 1300m by 11pm12am IMO.
     
  18. Karicta

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    All this ignores the torrent that is today!

    EC looks like more moisture sooner, and colder than yesterday's runs. GFS and axs have more moisture in the the following systems than they did yesterday (albeit axs is perhaps less snow in next 24 hours than yesterday) and I've never been partic worried about temps after tonight - indeed we may see some -5c 'powder'.

    On the downside, the cold air is arriving later today than it looked like yesterday, more like 10pm (I thought 6-7pm yesterday).
     
  19. Claude Cat

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  21. mattblackrs4

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    Hate to be so negative, can't help but think we will be starting from near scratch looking at the rain totals and cam pics coming in, will need every bit of the 90 cm!
     
  22. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    People will be on here tomorrow high fiving about fresh tomorrow morning. Sunday will be magic. Monday/Tuesday will be epic.
     
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    I am on mountain now and categorically tell you that is not the case at Falls Creek. definitely some areas are getting hammered hard, particularly high traffic or N-NW facing. However more sheltered aspects will hold up fine. This is not going to wash out 90cm of base competely.
     
  24. 7wombathead

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    Wow the Tropical Jet stream is strong with this one. Its forcing the 500 hpa temps

    The 700 hpa cold temps are pushing underneath the Tropical Jet stream. I think snow more likely at 1-4 am Saturday.

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  25. bondibob

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    I predicted tomorrow morning will be epic at Thredbo. 20-30cm overnight is more than enough for a slide
     
  26. Adricat

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    I'll let you know. :)
     
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  27. Jeffb

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    No real change i can see EC still forecasting steady snow falls up-to 125 cm, from late tonight including over the weekend into Tuesday. Don't like to look to far ahead.

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  28. mattblackrs4

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  29. 7wombathead

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  30. 7wombathead

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    4 days to come.

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  31. Driftwood

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    That's cool.. Wouldn't be the first time, having to wait out a storm. Put on a hot chocolate, stoke the fire and should be just about time. Chains can wait until the AM now. Going to be a great w/e, fresh is best!
     
  32. The Plowking

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    Good surf maps too for vic
     
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  33. Jeffb

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    [​IMG]

    You can see why some models are trending on the aggressive side out to the 28th.
     
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  34. The Fallen

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    As I tell my friends, I dont make the weather, I just try to predict it;)
     
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    Hey The Tropical Jet stream won today. It could of gone either way. Someones got to Punt.
     
  36. slotmachine

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    maybe snow falling on wet dirt wasn't hyperbole in the end!

    access-r has the cold air arriving later on most recent run. at least the bulk of the rain will be gone in the next couple of hours
     
  37. 7wombathead

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    The Cold Air is over Vic with negative temps at Hotham.

    However, need a direct hit to repair the damage.

    Could Happen
     
  38. Claude Cat

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    It's cooler, it's not cold.
    The "real" cold is still some hours away.
     
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  39. slotmachine

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    wouldn't say the cold air has arrived ,hotham still 6.5C at 1300m.
     
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  40. mattblackrs4

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    After 130mm of rain at Perisher is now the time use the term season starter for this system. Snow falling on wet dirt sounds so good.
     
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    I'm predicting a real shitfight to get up the mountains tomorrow a.m.
     
  42. bondibob

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    Just about about to jump in the car now and head down to Thredbo.... Not looking forward to the drive and hoping tomorrow isn't to bad. Tho I am normally positive in my posts not looking to great is it?
     
  43. 7wombathead

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    We are talking about boundary layers here.
     
  44. SnowBound

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    I'm thinking the opposite. Im thinking people won't bother after viewing the cams today
     
  45. Claude Cat

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    Stay on topic. Weather predictions only.
     
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  46. mattblackrs4

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    Maybe the resorts can run white water rafting tomorrow.
     
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  48. snowduck

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    Storm now moving across Adelaide.

    Hailstones + gale winds
     
  49. Jeffb

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    Indeed its playing out as the models have been showing the 540 is likely just a few more hours away 4-6.
     
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  50. Mctavish

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    Even though today has been a very wet event for NSW, the BOM is predicting up to 70 mm snow for Perisher over the next few days. Almost wish I wasn't heading OS as there is going to be some sweet skiing this week.