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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Jul 22, 2019.
Tasty top up, 12-15 maybe??
This pic does not suggest much joy at Buller overnight. C'est la vie.....
Seems about right. Just went out to see what it is like and it certainly isn't soft and dry but at least it will cover some stuff back over. Shame it wasn't just that bit colder.
Thredbo reporting 10-15cm
Perisher claiming 10 cm - sounded like a mix of rain and snow last night at Guthega- marginal temps for the bulk of the moisture from the look of the obs
Falls declaring 17cm
Buller with 3cm.
Buller trying to confuse people into thinking it's going to be amazeballs as usual. Probably file this in the fiction section I'd imagine. Would be nice if they could just tell it how it is without skirting around the core topic every day.
It doesn’t look that bad to me?
One of the more honest resort media sections, putting aside the Bill Barker Hotham report.
Looks like a pretty hard to beat powder day.
Freshies and sunshine.
Great, can't wait to hit the 'dry fresh snow' when I get up there shortly! I'll report back...
That’s the only way to really know...
That is so cringe worthy. It's like they viewed Bill's Hot-ham reports and trained an A.I to imitate it.
Buller need to cut out the lame ass attempt to be funny in their reports. That Instagram post a week back about ‘Stashtown Population 1 Robbie so n so’ was laaammmmmmmme.
Straight out the truth, no BS, no hidden msgs.......learn from this below.
There you have it, what a snow report should be like.
10-25mm of AWS registered precip in the mountains since yesterday.
A legit report of overnight snow at Falls Creek. 15cm 'crust packed' layer. Reports of dry and fresh is out of the question...
Pity about all the typos.....
Falls. Village Bowl
Here's my report then.
1600m - dusting on crusting
1700m - dusting on crusting, 1cm at absolute best, generous on my part! Some likely artificial.
Summit not open yet for obs but guns firing anyway. Don't care, just love skiing whatever, but wake up and smell the coffee on the reporting buller.
Buller now claiming 9cm overnight!?
I'm gonna go find it!! Been all over except northside so far. Maybe it's over there!
Not been up summit, closed and snowmaking but top of abom lift had <1cm.
Stay on topic
Final obs as I get that it's getting a bit boring. Top station of Tirol by the AWS 1700m. Dusting at best. Over and out.
Top of summit observed around 10cm. Lots of wind blown to be found.
Benlomond would of received 25-35cm+ from the event which we sure needed . All systems go up here now
The ys and off lakeside was surprisingly good this morning. A little bit crusty in places but better than I was expecting. Fantastic fun morning.
The 10 cms reported at PV was a very fair call. Some nice turns to be had first up this morning. Definitely not dry snow but quite skiable.....
And opportunity to be had later in the day.
(Double of a few pics in the Perisher thread.....)
Cloud rolled in and out all afternoon. Was a very nice day.
Earlier in the day
I just came back from a day trip to XC ski at Mt. Stirling. There was dusting of fresh snow on the upper trails at best. The rest was week old bullet proof knock knock , who's there? boiler plate ice. It was disappointing and not very nice to ski on.
I found that I seem to crash more on ice than on fresh snow, which seems to hurt the bum brake more. XC skiing descending bends on boiler plate with a perpetual snow plough is metal edged test your nerves mind game.
That weather system last night was fizzer!
At the toll booth this morning at Mirimbah the employee said both Buller and Stirling got 3 cms overnight , maximum.
The lower mountain at Mt. Stirling got FA x 2.
It was a long day trip for little reward but still beats being at work . I learned stuff about which XC skis to take for boiler plate ski days.
Not a fizzer, just choice of place to ski was a fizzer, I’d imagine you would’ve noticed said ice on the way up.....just saying
Yes you are probably right but where else got good snow? Dinner Plain scored 10 cm of fresh but that is hardly a day trip from Melb. .
Bollocks. Buller got 3cm overnight , max.
I went to Mt. Stirling :-( today . I will try to get to Falls on Tuesday .
In retrospect, looking at the AWS (both on/off mountain) it does appear the embedded trough feature that was due to bring some of the greater falls (around 11pm-1am last night) didn't really have the moisture to match the progs.
So, the average 'reported gain' across the major resorts was ~12cm which is in the lower end of what I was expecting, and certainly well-short of some other's suggested ranges, in here... Just saying.
I observe the humidity at falls down around the 50% mark, so how come so different at Hotham and Buller, 90/99%? Seems to happen a bit so wondering why, high plains and less valleys than the other two a factor? Or am I just seeing things
All you need is one cloud or even an AWS sitting in a hollow to spike your RH values. Due to it’s prominence Buller is renowned for cloud clinging to the mountain in the winter, so that’s an obvious one.
As for Falls, Hotham’s RH comparison; look at the topographical effects and features. Lack of ‘drainage’ through a valley is likely to hold that fog or cloud, when under the influence of a particular wind direction.
Buller is Aboriginal for place in cloud
Gotcha, thanks for that
Less of a beanie, more of a neck warmer this morning
I observe I made the right call coming to Buller today rather than yesterday. We’re above the clouds that fogged up the cams yesterday. Today , it’s blue skies for days.
Well that is until the usual fog and cloud returns
Snow not ideal for this time of year, but pretty good for mainly man made and good day to get ba k on skis for the first time this season. Gorgeous out here, light breeze keeping from getting too hot.
Only a few runs open and rather thick crusty granules which is the man made. Doesn’t melt like natural either
Yeti, abominable snowman, Sasquatch, whatever you want to call it, could someone find that snow Beast and please relocate to Buller
Love the first photo across to Cobbler / Buffalo. Would be nice if that quantity of snow above on the Falls Summit was in Bull Run / Wombat bowls.....alas maybe another year.
Beautiful afternoon in Jindy, no wind and warm, feels like spring.
Light clear snow falling on my windscreen at the moment at big D.
Home front gate and Lake Jindy today. Then it was light cloud over the mountains most of the day.
Looks like wet snow sth p cam
looks like a little bit of something on FV
Must be pretty localised. Nothing (no wind, no precipitation of any sort) at Smiggins - I can’t see any stars but at the same time the visibility to the top of the hill is 100%. Nothing has fallen from the sky earlier this evening in Smiggins either.
Rain on and off from about michelago. 4c in car arriving in Thredbo and damp around the village