Observations 27th April-3rd May Ground Cooler

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  1. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Hunt for White May doesn't quite sound the same as The Hunt for White October. But who really cares:)
     
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    More for Buller on its way!
     
  3. POW_hungry

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    Stay on topic.
    Weather observations only.
     
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    Sorry POW , good work by the way :thumbs::cheers:
    Obs .........High perch ,wind is west/norwest 21kmph , 27mm rain today (108 total) , temp is hovering around 1c right now , expect negative temps before midnight.
    You would be surprised how many have claimed a few turns today and some have equipment that needs no lifts ;).By the way its May1 in NSW , I wish QLD would catch up with the rest of us sometime :):D
     
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    Seems to be running out of juice?
    Tassie shadow...
     
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    Looks like a couple of showers hitting NW Tas that'll make it through to the keeper.
     
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    Buller has done exceptionally well since Thursday am. Looking like mid-season.
    I'd hazard a guess 40-50cm since last night?
    (we're lucky there's no heating on the stairs yet)
     
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    @CarveMan my wife says to thank you for the skinning track up standard
    obs - went for a post work snow shoe and was groin deep...
    we're up at buller doing work on an apartment - the weather says mid July - but the vibe feels post apocalyptic
     
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    Lovely snow pics, everyone.

    Meanwhile in Canberra it’s been wet and most definitely wintry today (max 8 degrees, I think). Fire going ....
     
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    Yep easily 50, Family Run gauge is reading 61cm.
     
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    thank you @balmz. You might think differently if you had to brave tonight’s temperatures, to make the 10 steps required from the front door, outside to the wood shed for your shower, and then back again!LOL

    Four days, four seasons

    Tuesday, Spring



    Wednesday, Summer



    Thursday, Autumn


    Today, Friday, it’s finally winter!

    This was on the surrounding hills. It was late morning today, and was really just the beginning

    Sleeting from around 800 metres, proper snow from around 1000m, and starting to fall even more heavily from midday. This continued for much of the day, and was breathtakingly beautiful watching it fall, sticking in the Gumtrees with their colourful trunks, and looking like lacework in the ferns.




    These aren’t quite the type of first tracks I’d prefer, but with C-19 shutdowns, it may be the best I get this season!

     
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    I was supposed to be in the mt wills ski hut this weekend but we stuffed the booking so it’s not happening now :(

    would have been epic!
     
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  14. skimax

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    "Lady Penelope, post: Lovely snow pics, everyone.

    Meanwhile in Canberra it’s been wet and most definitely wintry today (max 8 degrees, I think). Fire going ....

    And shot taken from fireplace in other direction...FAB
     
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    Oh well this is unfortunate, gonna make bush walking difficult!

     
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  16. skimax

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    It's still pissing down east of Melbourne
     
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    Looking mint Thredbo lower superpark this morning. Hope some lucky bigger is out tracking it out.
     
  18. coldsmoker

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    Hard to estimate how much new snow overnight as I don’t have many good points of reference out my window, but I’d estimate another 15-20 since yesterday arvo, looking at VS can and the road etc. I think we got a 2 foot storm.
     
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    Well, regarding snowfall here…that was an absolute fizzer for my local micro-climate. No more than 4 cm from that (event total; since 30 April). It appears that the precipitation yesterday was just too far west, not even touching the SW Slopes—even Cabramurra only got 4.6 mm of total precip yesterday. Hunters Hill (981 m) in Victoria got around 20 mm yesterday with 1° C temps, so likely a heavy fall of snow out there.

    At least the cold didn't fizzle out; reached a max temp of just 0.4° C yesterday, which is very cold for the start of May. Also my first freezing-point max temp of 2020.
     
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    Another 20-30cm there I reckon.
     
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    Little bit more this morning on the DP magic mushy, still snowing a bit w a bit of sun breaking through.
     
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    So nice. When I was a lifty on Southside and Federation it was always nice to get a sneaky run in the tall trees.
    Spectacular! I've never seen the falls from the perspective of pic 8. They way you've captured the falls makes it feel / look like Nth America.

    Full jealous and tanx for sharing.
     
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    Of course!
     
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    Perisher this morning:


    first from man from the snowy river insta
    latter two from Perisher media.

    Perisher is claiming a storm total of 55cm
    Buller is claiming a total of 56cm
     
  28. GNF

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    Plenty more at Buller. Snowed heavily all yesterday, solid snow all night, still snowing varying between light and heavy. I would say more than 70cm all up. Hard to tell. Snow almost impossible to walk through knee to waste deep.
     

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    56cm feels about right
     
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    Family Run gauge might have even more.
     
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    Anyone at Buller looking to ski today? I was thinking Standard or Cow Camp then walk back to main road. Need a partner in crime. Anyone?
     
  32. GNF

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    Yesterday!
     

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    Snowing at Baw Baw, by the looks of cams.
     
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    Moonbah. Cool, sunny and breezy. Definitely missed out this event. About 11mm all up including flurries most of yesterday.

    Winter view (in May) from the gate is starting to build nicely.

     
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    Thats funny Jani. !!! I am still on Canada time after the 5m of Pow we had over there, so it was April. lol Nice to see Perisher claim 55cm , sounds and looks correct. It was a little higher than I thought, we still have till tomorrow. Some of this may actually get to hang around. Queensland is very happy not to catch up with the NSW CV state!! lol Be better if it was June and everything was open again. And we had a cure.
     
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    48 hour time laps
     

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    Heading up the hill again. Snow on the side of the road from Wilson's Valley.

    Snow falling from the sky from Wilson's.
     
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    Took a drive up one of Canberra’s hills this morning. Could see a dusting on the Brindabellas.
     
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    I observe Mt Ginini has had some big numbers for precip last 2 days, will be looking special up there next few days.
     
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    So the gate at smigs for the link road is now closed (was open yesterday).

    Heaps more cars around than yesterday.

    Very deep on the road to Guthega. Road is only cleared to the power station.

    My drive (in a Larger) abandoned his attempt to get to Guthega because it was so deep.

    Their friends got stuck in the car park of Perisher (which is not cleared) in their Forrester. 4 people had to help them out LOL

    Photos soon.
     
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    Social distancing Stirling style:


    :nono::nono::nono:
     

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    First tracks for Front Valley
     
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    Dinner Plain cam captured someone mid turn.
     
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    Gonna be stuck for a little while at Buller, lol.


    And somebody’s been out skiing :nerd:
     
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