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Observations 20th to 30th July

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Ubiquitous Steve, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Tanuki

    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Holy shit, I've never seen it from that perspective. Is the pic distorted/ stretched vert at all?
     
  2. bullet

    bullet One of Us

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    That is awesome
     
  3. 7wombathead

    7wombathead One of Us

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    The conditions were pretty good on all aspects. So every aspect was baggable. Caurthers North Face and the wind lip walking back up the spline. Ran out of time to do the chutes to the north, needed more time.
     
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    7wombathead One of Us

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    A wee bit. It sorted of happened by accident.
     
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  5. Wheres Walle

    Wheres Walle Addicted

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    Dropped off the top of Twynum and came so close to sending it over there, I can observe it looked mental from afar.
     
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  6. loweee

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    Good morning at Perisher, can confirm 10cm with deeper drifts. Trees between interceptor and Pretty Valley were on. Base has filled in nicely.

    Hoping to be close to the first T at North P later this week

    (cool and breezy in jindy tonight)
     
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  7. bullet

    bullet One of Us

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    It was nice out there this morning we had first chair up(interceptor)
     
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  8. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    fresh snow this morning. 2cm at smigs.
     
  9. 1st_King_of_QBN

    1st_King_of_QBN One of Us

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    and its started to snow again.
     
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  10. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bleak, windy, little drizzle in Thredbo Village.
    Hopefully nice windblown up high like yesterday.
     
  11. Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where is that?
     
  12. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    isn't it the Sentinel? Main Range NSW.
     
  13. Hemsley

    Hemsley One of Us

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    [​IMG] I think it's here Mick. NSW
     
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  14. blueandwhite

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    Wet and soggy in Falls car park, showing 2 degrees. Looked like they'd lost a fair bit of snow on the side of the road on the drive up. Hopefully ok on the slopes. Very soft queuing for the Express.

    Update: snow pretty heavy on the slopes but defo 3cm or so fresh on top. Good fun but would be even better if we could see more than 5m ahead!
     
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  15. Bloke

    Bloke One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mate well done, that is just the perfect sentinel shot
     
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  16. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's got a tad of vert exageration doesn't it?
    Or I'm tougher than I thought
     
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  17. 7wombathead

    7wombathead One of Us

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    I observe the snow was good on that face.

    There is no vertical exaggeration, its just the spatial space of the ridge has been compressed by 33 %. This tends to show the vertical relief a whole lot better.

    So the illusion is 33 % of 30 degrees = 39.9 Degrees.

    But if your looking at the line visually it always feels heaps steeper than what the photos says.
     
  18. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Stay on topic. Weather obs of this period only.
     
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  19. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    On internet blogs perspective is everything. Why ski it from this perspective?

    [​IMG]

    When you can look better having skied it from this perspective!

    [​IMG]

    CC - just trying to show those interesting fog observations in the valley.
     
  20. Rush

    Rush Pool Room

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    20 degrees in Avalon (that's between Geelong and Melbourne for you out-of-towners).
     
  21. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tiny teeny little crystals between rain drops in jindy. Temp 1.4 but somehow these little crystals are falling.
     
  22. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Spring like.
     
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  23. Deanski

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    I observe what looks to be..........well "moisture"...... on the perisher cams at Smiggins and Happy valley.
     
  24. loweee

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    Light showers coming through Jindy at 10c
     
  25. Tanuki

    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just arrived at Hot-ham, not raining, zero degrees. Some mizzle
     
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  26. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just drove home and my car told me it was 9c. Where you getting 1.4c from?
     
  27. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Umm BOM current temp in Jindabyne a few hours ago when the cloud & rain came thru. It did feel a lot colder compared to when the sun came back out. But I'm guessing bom use Perisher temp for jindy. My bad. But there were little crystals and it was a lot colder then. Hence my questioning.
     
  28. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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  29. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  30. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, no, no...was not having a go at all!!! :(
    Just for people's information, that's all. :thumbs:
     
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  31. Wally

    Wally One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Awesome thunderstorm here in Frankson! Almost a summer like storm
     
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  32. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rumbles overhead in Prahran
     
  33. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some thunder in Box Hill, now heavy rain.
     
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  34. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks BB. No offence taken. But I will be emailing oz weather (who apparently take there readings from BOM) and ask why it is so misleading. Cheers!
     
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  35. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe almost gale force winds seeking to push in doors and windows at home. Seems like the forecasted front has hit (Moonbah). Ominous looming cloud was building along the range at dusk. No moisture here yet and still 8 Degrees!!
     
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  36. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bugger! Twas enjoying the lull in wind here at Island Bend.
     
  37. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't :confused:
     
  38. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  39. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I know that, and the winds are often stronger too. But I still don't understand where Kappy got 1.4c. Did he miss a 0?

    But as an observation, looks clear on the Perisher cams for the night skiers.
     
  40. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Really rather warm here in Melbourne.
     
  41. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's a "smart" phone app just taking the nearest automated weather station number and puting it on display as the current temperature.
     
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  42. Tanuki

    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Raining at Hotham = yay. some small frozen things falling
     
  43. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought many of these aps hook into "qualified" private stations that meet a sufficent standard of reporting and they crowdshare the data. though many do also just use the nearest BOM station and fudge it.
     
  44. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    FV cams look like it could be snow? BOM says 2c, so probably not :(
     
  46. Slalom

    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am in Canberra for work and the last 2 days have been mild for the middle of Winter.
    Car said 7c around 8am and was a balmy 14c out in the sun around lunchtime.
     
  47. SnowdOva

    SnowdOva Hard Yards

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    Heavy rain/sago at the lodge at south perisher ~1770m streams of water funnelling off the roof.
    The 40cm mound of snow on the BBQ is looking more and more like an iceberg about to float away on the layer of water that has funnelled through.
    The lodge thermo seems to be dropping but snow is very damp and getting rain damaged
     
  48. fmdc9

    fmdc9 Hard Yards

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    Accurate report unfortunately - rain causing the icicles to fall off roof of lodge - but it feels like it will turn to snow later
     
  49. bullet

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    Radar shows lots of incoming moisture
    [​IMG]
     
  50. MarkV

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    A bit of lightning in the Latrobe Valley.