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Observations 2nd-10th August - Hand of Faith

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Aug 3, 2020.

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  1. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It wouldn't be an obs thread if it didn't kick off with a Himawari8 Sat grab.
    Two winter system spanning two coasts - An uncommon occurrence but stranger things have happened in 2020. Watch the comma of cold air (SW of Tassie) head northward today.
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quite balmy on the Jindy North Shore with a rising breeze in Thredbo. The clouds indicate a change coming through.
     
  3. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Warm here at Perisher but the dark ominous clouds are building stoke

     
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    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Closer and closer

     
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    Have a dekko at the WZ Vic sat loop last 3 hours. Cloud forming on the Alps but no rain in it.
     
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    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wind definitely picked up today and it does have a bite to it, thredbo
     
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    glengary One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good start for Tassie
     
  8. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Photos from around Perisher

    clouds rolling

     

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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Impressive, main event not even due later this arvo & then tomorrow eve.
     
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    Mild in Jindabyne. High cloud with dark bottoms drifting across from the west in light winds. Sun feels like it is doing a bit of heating at the surface. Feels like the prelude to a pretty decent winter storm.
     
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    glengary One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, I was a bit surprised
     
  12. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    You can see on the satelite, that currently, over the Alps is being affected by the Northern Air being draw in by the Low. Should switch over to that southern feed, and temps drop, as the Low gets closer.

     
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    Brr In Tassie
    [​IMG]
     
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    Satellite looks lit and ready to unleash low level white goodness across tas/vic hills imo
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No-one about at Mt Mawson! Perhaps the road isn't clear?
     
  16. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Windy AF here at the top of Pleasant Valley and Cold to the core.

    Fire is now roaring!!

    Bring it on!!
     
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    In your case, change "imo" to "I am desperate for it to snow at my place";)

    Got as low as 3.9C at Maatsuyker Island (140m) at 3pm this afternoon under heavy showers - so already pretty cold. The real cold should begin to sweep through western Tas in the next couple of hours and progressively get colder into the morning.

    Edit: BOM has updated its forecast for the Tasmanian Western District:

    Tuesday 4 August
    Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. High (70%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 5 and zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 3 and 8.

    ie. snow to sea level!!

    also now snow down to 100m for Hobart.
     
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    LOLLOL:thumbs: Yeah that’s getting cold down at that altitude!
    Bloody oath sm7 I’m hanging (maybe even a FROTH) to see a few flakes at my place, I love it the kids love it!!
    going to enjoy watching this one come through! Probably coldest system to pass through in some time.
    currently 9c here
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scotts Peak (SW Tas) down to +1.6C @ 500m, precip falling.
    Gonna be a wild 24 for SW Tas.
     
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    Finally it's got that feeling of a proper winter storm fast approaching
     
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    Properly cold and raining heavily in Daylesford BOM saying 5.2 right now hoping to wake up to a white front porch
     
  22. Winterwolf

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    Portable C AWS in Tassie is 25m asl and 2.6 degrees with precip. Must be snow to about 300m there with maybe a wintry mix at sea level?
     
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    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Waratah, 60km-ish SW of Burnie in the last hour, at about 600m.
     
  24. doogasnow

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    Bring on those reports only going to get better from here
     
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    Mount William down to –0.1° C with 1.4 mm in the gauge…the Grampians are gonna get absolutely throttled by this beast. What I'm also liking is the more WSW direction, as opposed to plain old SW—perfect for a direct hit on the GDR.
     
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    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Today on kunanyi/Mt Wellington (ABC/Gary Tew):



    Hopefully a little snowier down there tomorrow.
     
  27. doogasnow

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    Yeah some cold temps starting to push into south west vic now
     
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    Apparently snow around Sheffield, TAS 20km south of Devonport at around 280m.
     
  30. doogasnow

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    I’d say it would be close at luncheon hill north west corner of tas, currently sitting on 1.8c @145m asl
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Twin spin.
     
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    rip from fb.
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    edit :
    Credit https://dcupit.myportfolio.com/work
     
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    Pretty windy from around midnight ,was some rice pellet falling on the wind but now fine clear stuff around the Barry Way.
     
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    Moderate rain in Thredbo Village at the moment. Could someone please lower the temperature a bit more.
     
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    Perisher snowstake, probably showing a tad under 5cm at this stage. BOM guage 0.1c and 6mm @5:30am
     
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    Buller now at -4.4 degrees. Looks like a dusting, maybe a cm or two, in the village square from the cam.
     
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    Hey. Why did you delete my posts?!
     
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    Why is it wrong to correctly point out the above picture is not from yesterday, but is several years old? Does being a member on this forum for 16 years not count for anything ?
     
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    zar One of Us

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    Where the fark are my Hobart snow stats I took time to compile?
     
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    JM72 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stay on topic.
    Weather obs for the date range only.
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher reporting 5cm.
     
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    0.5c with a cover of snow on the ground here in the strezleckis.
    Probably about 1cm maybe a little more
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bushy Park, Tas (27 ASL) down to -1.6°C
     
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    Wasn’t expecting this so early on! Was thinking more later this arvo tonight
     
  47. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wild and wintery this morning in Thredbo

     
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    of it's finest .... (ahead of the biz)
    "good for the base"
     
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    5cm is generous here at Smiggs this morning.

    It appears to only have just dropped below freezing (-0.2) here now.

    Going to be a fun day but windy here so can’t imagine it is any better up at Perisher.




     
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    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Transitioning to full white out now!!

    Nice morning for a BBQ
     
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