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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. Untele-whippet

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    Slush settling on the front steps.
     
  2. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    a)we got weather @Kletterer :emoji_call_me:
    b)Always good to have the knowledge to enable post mortem dissection of the result
     
  3. bas1

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    Heavy snow on the Oberon plateau as we speak . May be some skiable hills by tomm morning
     
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  4. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I also reckon the occlusion/warm front over Northern NSW Thursday PM/Friday AM killed it snow-wise for us.
     
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  5. bas1

    bas1 Hard Yards

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    Yes agreed . Was such a weird ass system
     
  6. bas1

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    Just spoke to a friend trying to get to shooters hill. Had to abandon attempt as snow was very heavy
     
  7. Bogan Daddy

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    Just got back, A case of 0.5 DegreeC. Was at Smiggs. Friay PM was great Snow reasonably dry Temps around zero. Snow consistent, heavy into the night at times. Was a bit surprised at only 15 cents called. Saturday started bad at Perisher and just got worse. Snow was way better at smiggs. But then It got really wet. About 2:30 to 4pm we had alot of snow and it wasn't that bad. but into the night the temp rose to 0.8 and it was all over rained all night, swam out this morning. Not sure we lost that much in the rain, by the time we left at 10am. Not sure what happened after. Just 0.5 would have made a lot of difference.

    Bugger.
     
  8. Bogan Daddy

    Bogan Daddy Hard Yards

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    PS Still had to dig car out so I am not so negative.
     
  9. Untele-whippet

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    1.5C, colder now but previous snow has turned to a wintery mix now. Mt Victoria
     
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    It was the eventual positioning of the Low in my opinion.
    A few hundred K's made all the difference, and this one was a wild card to predict.
    The cold air was still there, as the CT's have shown today. It just didn't end up over the alps.
     
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  12. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Temps on the fall in the resorts... Roads will be a basket-case tomorrow AM above 1400m.
     
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    Yup.
    Leaching banks onto cambered corners...
     
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    I thought precip totals were going to be low.
    I suppose a few cents could still cause mayhem.
     
  15. POW_hungry

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    Drying out but the ground is waterlogged, streaming over roads etc.
     
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    At Medlow Bath, sleet for a while there. Car reporting 2 deg. Now 3 deg and solid rain.
     
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    I've often wondered if RMS ever put warnings near those places? The one just uphill from Sponars comes to mind, sketchy.....
     
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    Shooters Hill Snow today.
    Snow was above 1200m on the OP this afternoon. On the way back to Sydney it was mainly sleet and rain until Mt Victoria where snow was falling, then sleet to Mt Tomah.
    After Mt Tomah it was heavy rain back into the Sydney basin.

     
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    Snow everywhere but on the Snowy Mountains.
     
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    Temps have dropped significantly in cp ( where I am ) and Perisher where my obs are that after a rather indifferent day of rain and wet snow and not much in the way of lifting options it’s now snowing and if it keeps up at the current rate it could be a pretty good next few days
     
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    Back of Ben Lomond today - first time up there. Weird. In the middle of the day it was so warm I could hardly wear a T-shirt, yet it’s currently snowing in The CT??? .. also there is so much snow down low still from the last event - still unmelted snow patches to about 400m. Want another 4ft storm so I can go for a snowkite. Also, Sorry NSW didn’t get the touted 2m+ dump guys. Next.
     

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    Couple more, just for the record... we live just below the little pointy mountain...
     

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    It was never going to happen . There is someone at the bom who is a backcountry hopecaster . The forcasts for snow around wed to fri this week must be for the summits of kosi Townsend and jagungal .
     
  25. Snow Blowey

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    The BOM forecasts precipitation, not snow accumulation. 90mm total for the event. Not that far out.
     
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    Perisher BOM AWS shows 10mm overnight since the temp went below freezing. Snowstake has ice all over the camera, so undecipherable. However, I imagine at least 5cm or so. No doubt it will compact down quickly and draw the moisture from underneath. Hopefully we will actually be able to see today, so should have some idea about the gain/loss at different elevations today.
     
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    Cloudy top third of Mt P
     
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    Frogs apology:

    Unfortunately the weekend saw temps mostly hovering just above zero which has meant a lot of wet snow rather than the nice fluffy stuff we saw on Friday. Sincere apologies to anyone affected by the incorrect call of heavy snow Saturday and Sunday morning. It's a fine line sometimes and a 0.5C temp rise can make a big difference.
     
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    It missed by a small amount of distance not degrees. As @POW_hungry has pointed out, we needed heavier precip for evaporative cooling and then snow. What the frog knows about weather could be written on a very small lily pad
     
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    I think I observe a UFO in this picture
     
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    46cm 7 day total on Thredbo's report.
    41cm @ Perisher.
     
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    (Minus the stuff that got washed away ... :out:)
     
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    100%.

    The Eastwards moving low has those winds backing off quite abruptly this morning.
    With that we should be bluebird on the MR by mid-morning/midday today IMO.
     
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  37. Brett Gibson

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    Wow Deep cuts....
     
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    Is history........
     
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    Stay On Topic.
    Weather Obs only.
     
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    Thredbo clearing out.
    [​IMG]
     
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    And this year will go down as one of Bushfires COVID crazy weather events and flooding. Shoalhaven in flood Burrier inland from Nowra
     
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    Damn you Covid. I had tickets for today, Tuesday and Wednesday but pulled the pin a month ago when it appeared travel from Qld wouldn't be the smartest move.
    Looks lovely.
     
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    Can't tell you exactly where it is but the deep brindies are absolutely coated. I'd say it is Franklin or the range's to its south. Visual from office in Canberra.
     
  44. WeeMan

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    There is a good 0.5m of snow at the top of stockyard spur in the ACT. Was knee deep in parts even with snowshoes.
     

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    Googled it. Clever
     
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    I love the sign placed at a height as if snow is rarely expected!

    MayBe that’s true most put years these days?

    It would be interesting to the altitude if these pics.

    I get a sense snowlines are typically 1700m or so in the Brindies for much of the season nowadays - not like the glory days of the MT. Franklin chalet etc...?
     
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    Did you walk from Corin Dam?
     
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    Yes, hiked up from the Dam.

    Helipad at top of stockyard is around 1500m where these photos were taken. There was snow on the trail from around 1300m. There were a couple of groups hiking up with skis on their backs on my way back down.
     
  49. SMSkier

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    Ice on Mt P this morning.....who’d want to be in the ops team trying to get lifts running? There was a day, season before last that was worse but this was a decent freeze... all up a net gain at elevations with quite a deal of infill.





     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah, it's good to go.
    Just ring the bell for load station and press start.

    Great obs, thanks for sharing.
     
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