Observations 27th April-3rd May Ground Cooler

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Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Who else is really disappointed that this has happened now instead of early / mid June?
In an ordinary world where people can just get in the car and drive to have a ski May snow nuking down is fine with me. Any out of season non resort skiing is always a bonus. However this year it matters not where nor when the snow falls. The CV19 computer says NO!
 
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Jellybeans

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I had those thoughts.
But can't see it happening.
Reminds me of 2006
Darn you people jinxed it now....


No you couldn’t tell by looking at Falls Creek just now ;)
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Diurnal low for Hotham was -4 degrees
For Thredbo, it was -4.5 degrees.
So it’s been quality cold.
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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As one salivates all the cam shots of an
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amazing event the placing of the ad on the cam page says it all for prosperity.
I think you meant to type posterity. There is little prosperity in piles of fresh snow that we cannot ski on.
:-(

While it lifts the spirits to see all this snow nuking down after such a taxing summer full of burnt koalas and human misery and then followed by the uncomfortable period of enforced confinement which impinges upon our sanity.

However
in some ways it could be considered fool's gold and the unkindest cut of all :-0 !
 
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dayzoff

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Seriously - how does it not make sense?

We are allowed to visit under caring rules. Ie for everyone sanity we are allowed to socialise.

Going on a holiday (ie paying from accom and staying on your own, even visiting your holiday property with your family_ doesn't count!!!
I’m pretty sure the virus understands the splitting of hairs...!
 
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Nice afternoon of home schooling in which we ditched the books to climb waterfalls. The snow was truly awful, bunching up on our pattern bases until each ski weighed more than 20kg. After a while we had to ditch them.
Interesting that the amphitheatre of Carmichael obviously provided a significant firebreak for DP. The Falls were working as their very own snowmaking machine, and it was all very pretty.
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Obviously VIC have done the best out of this system so far.
Perisher got 15cm overnight and around 10-15 of porridge today according to my sauces.
Nothing like the figures in the BOM range.
Looks to be drying out for NSW as well.
 

Jacko4650

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Obviously VIC have done the best out of this system so far.
Perisher got 15cm overnight and around 10-15 of porridge today according to my sauces.
Nothing like the figures in the BOM range.
Looks to be drying out for NSW as well.
BOM Satellite loop suggests there is more to come yet so perhaps NSW will pick up some decent white love?
 

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Obviously VIC have done the best out of this system so far.
Perisher got 15cm overnight and around 10-15 of porridge today according to my sauces.
Nothing like the figures in the BOM range.
Looks to be drying out for NSW as well.


The SW rain shadow. You could see it in action on the enhanced infrared sat loop all day. Its as thought the BOM guys don't understand our mountains that well. Big totals at Buller and Baw Baw as always from this direction. I wanted to believe the BOM totals for today but it was adding up in the cam pics.

Note - Mt Ginini gauge ticked over alot today because its far enough north to be out of the shadow.

Probably needed another 20cm to make the inbounds terrain proper skiable. Main range will be solid though so i'm holding off for some fine weather boiler plate and camping maybe next weekend.
If i lived closer i'd be down there in the morning because another 10cm is definitely on the card tonight.
 

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agree. though i see falling temps west of Syd and rain on the radar, fingers crossed for a white cover in the morning over Shooters Hill and Blackheath. and i observe a car in the garage with a full charge. the heartbreak is a good name

Also a big line crossing Melb heading where its support to go.
 

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agree. though i see falling temps west of Syd and rain on the radar, fingers crossed for a white cover in the morning over Shooters Hill and Blackheath. and i observe a car in the garage with a full charge. the heartbreak is a good name

Also a big line crossing Melb heading where its support to go.
Will let you know - in Blackheath tonight. Although I doubt it’ll get cold enough on this side. Good chance Shooters Hill etc.
 
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Out of season ,doesnt meet criteria to be named as its only good for pre season stoke and ground cooling. JMO
Its just really tourist snow.. hey How many years have we had lifts running in April, how many time does the snow last and not melt.
 
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