Observations 21-25 August

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  1. Jellybeans

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    Time for another Obs period.
    Fairly gloomy here in Box Hill.
    Radar shows a shower for much of Melbourne.
    Not much for the Alps, as per predictions.
     
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    Windy and grey in PV this morning.
     
  3. Donzah

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    Griffith NSW -4.5C - coldest August morning on record (55 year history)
     
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    Light snow in PV now.

    Proper snow though, not bullets
     
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    Snow falls getting heavier at Smigs carpark, -3, another good day ahead.
    Now settling on the car bonnet.
     
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  6. Stats man

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    Started snowing Thredbo Village
     
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    Huh? You're not talking the alps i assume?
     
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    Yep. Snowing fairly heavily. Vis has closed in with it though
     
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  9. Donzah

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    Sorry -Griffith NSW
     
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    Looks like BB getting a little top up at present :thumbs:
     
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    A bit of angry-looking snow at hotham since 730
     
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    Falls creek email telling me excellent visibility (10 km).
    Looking out my window overlooking Halley's Comet chair, I can barely see 100 metres.
    Snow flurries since I got up at 7.15 am.
     
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    Damn, I am leaving Charlotte's this morning and it has been snowing since 8 am, already had a couple of cm

    Bob
     
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    Cold and wet in inner Melbourne. Apparently snowman on Trentham
     
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    Snowing at Mt Macedon on FB
     
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    Snowing steadily since 7:30 am here at Hotham. Currently moderate. Very cold and dry so I would not be surprised to see 10-15 of fluffy snow today when all is said and done.
     
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    Wire Plain. Big flakes.
     
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    Snowing at Buller since about 7:30 am.
     
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    I observe there needs to be a conditions category at Buller that's above "Excellent". I think "Wow" would do.

    Snow falling from just on from Chain Bay 1 at 7am.

    More than a dusting and falling continually. Small dry flakes, just beautiful skiing. Very chilly though, keeping snow in great condition. I observe Koflers is overflowing with interschool families thawing out. I observe that my legs will be cactus by days end but will be out for another round tomorrow.

     
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    Cold in the Melbourne cbd. Just under 8c at midday... lovely!
     
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    I have my beanie on in the office!
     
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    Plumber's Delight!
     
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  27. Jellybeans

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    Thanks for the update:)
    Will be up there tomorrow night. How long are you up there for?
     
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    Dendrites falling at Eyre, Perisher! Some of the best I've seen ever!
     
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    Had a few snow showers at Perisher this morning. Bit of sun as i left. Guthega was fast this morning and groomed a treat. So much snow out there. The concrete water thing halfway up the bottom t bar is not visible
     
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    Snow guns are going at Merritts and High Noon.
     
  31. rime noreason

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    I observe optimal conditions at Buller today. The wind has blown away and blown the clouds with it.

    Sorry @Jellybeans1000 I'm m leaving tonight. You'll have plenty for tomorrow though.

    The snow is powdery not having melted and refrozen overnight. No more time for posting, must ski!


     
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    All good, thanks for the report. At Yarra Glen, on the way up.
     
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    Buller -0.8C currently.
    Mount William just hit it's overnight min @ +3.2C rainfall registering.
     
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    Excellent conditions at Perisher. I have taken a break from badgering children into eating their breakfast to take some morning shots at Smiggins where we have a partly cloudy day with race training in progress for Interschools comps.
     
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    I observe that the weather maps have gone all whack and the likelihood of any further significant snowfalls over the next week look unlikely. However, we have a strong base leading into spring so who cares - enjoy the downhill run to the end of the season!
     
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  36. Jellybeans

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    Snowing at Buller for the past 10 minutes.

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    Snowing silver brumby hut bottom blue ribbon hotham
     
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    Flash flooding Mt Gambier
     
  39. DbSki

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    It was good but it turned to snot after lunch.
    Looked like no grooming done after the weekend too.
    Didn't get my usual morning carve on groomed summit slide.
     
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    Snow continuing on and off hotham. Today could turn out ok....
     
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    Lovely morning- snowing on and off. Freezing rain at the bottom of Tirol.
    Nice in Koflers....
     
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    Bit warm at Falls. Car showing 3 degrees in the car park. Fortunately very little in the way of moisture falling from the sky at the moment.
     
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    Big floaty fatties coming down at hot ham
     
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    Temps on a knife edge for Buller as expected but I think we may see it all as snow to Village level for Buller today/tonight. Radar building through Western Vic.
    Mount William precip gathering steadily with only a negligible temp rise since this AM.
     
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    Wet snow falling at Falls. Cover is soft even at altitude. Meh, been a bit spoiled until now...
     
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    Kinda expecting rain and marginal conditions this arvo. We'll see a temp drop and precip (that's over Western Vic now) fill in over the alps around dusk.
     
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    Incoming Melbs... Gonna see some heavy stuff over the next 3-4 hours. Comin' in hot around your peak hour mess IMO.
    Def some instability and thunderstorm amongst it.
     
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    Buller had some reasonable snow/wet snow/ sleet through especially the morning. Closed in and sleeting now. Cover excellent. Snow quality is pretty good - some softer stuff on hard base.
     
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    Cold air in through Western Vic, Mt William just dropped 4C in 30 mins with downpour of 4.2mm in same timeframe. Proof there's no lag between moisture & cold air.

    Speculatively snow too @ Mt William, +0.8C now.
     
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