Warming at Buller, still -1.5 outside but can hear lots of dripping of the roof, it’s pretty loaded and the warmth coming up through the building will be doing it’s thing without ambient temps slowing it down.
I second that. I would strongly suggest people avoid going side country/back country for at least a week. If you have to, avoid steeper terrain (>30 degree) and North Eastern to South Western facing slopes.Heads Up regarding AVALANCHE RISK.
These are my on ground observations based on Thurs - Sat morning - Main Range/ Charlottes Pass.
Main Range Thursday was largely windpacked with a solid surface and hard crusty tops
Charlottes Pass- Friday night received drizzle. This froze overnight to form a crusty layer.
Charlottes Pass Saturday morning received snowfalls of small grain lesser faceted structure - ie minimal sides or Shard shapes.
Add what we had last night and we have a definitive layer with a large amount of differing structured snow on top.
I would advise much caution if you are considering sidecountry/ backcountry adventuring. Expect wind loaded areas and convex slopes (rollovers) to have release potential. Please be careful out there folks.
Get over it. Not that he reads yours or you read mine.Do not blaspheme here! It is spelt R*** during the officially declared ski season.
Might wanna get some star pickets...chain and tensionersUnverified, but neighbors u-beaut weather station recoded a wind gust of 117klm here at Island Bend not long ago. Only form of calibration is that my caravan lifted a wheel for the first time. Scared the bejesus out of me.
Other neighbor has already done just that. I thought of chaining van to tree, but then thought extra forces on said tree might bring it down on top of me. 5cm of slushy crap to deal with underfoot. Will re-align into wind tomoz or escape to Jindy block of land (if I make it through tonight!). Yurt still stands, but looking a bit iffy.Might wanna get some star pickets...chain and tensioners
Yep.Get over it. Not that he reads yours or you read mine.
I hear snow on Mt. Wills has been great. Suspect that will be done soon with warming temps. Mostly rain coming through now. Yes RAIN.
What will be the snow level tomorrow (around Thredbo) ?
Thanks @snowgum , thereabouts-ish. Off grid, so no power or wifi. Intermittent phone reception and conserving battery life means little connectivity (and no complaints about that really )Great pics - interesting - roughly where is this please? We have so many contributors I’ve lost track of locations? Howqua Hills? Ish?
Unreal! Very off the grid! Definitely, death-defying snow quantities!Thanks @snowgum , thereabouts-ish. Off grid, so no power or wifi. Intermittent phone reception and conserving battery life means little connectivity (and no complaints about that really )
Snow fell low on the weekend probably around 800m, although partner is a major snow driving-aphobe. Despite me driving through a foot of snow when skiing, partner is paranoid here that we’re going die even when just a sprinkling
So a couple of centimetres of white (and admittedly hellishly slippery mud) is the threshold before the death commentary begins and knuckles turn white gripping the dashboard.
much milder yesterday and today, melt has been swift at lower elevations, mud is slipperier
The creeks are running high
This Grey Shrike Thrush was in a quandary, wondering whether to click into the all-mountainor break out the powder skis
I've skied what I'd call Perisher hardpack at Sun Peaks in a poor snow year (not so long ago) so its a world wide problem with climate changeThe reality of skiing in this part of the world : good quality snow is very rare and doesn't last due to the high temps. Better than nothing I guess
even if it rains itll still be better then what the snow cover was like before !Bring it on, warm and windy out in Melbourne tonight but all of us snow lovers are on the countdown - 2.50 mins or so till we are free and us desperados hit the road and head straight up for a ski tomorrow! Even if it r*ins i don't care!