Observations 3-8th August Haymaker Obs

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  1. POW_hungry

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    Plenty of moisture in the cloud band crossing the continent. Adelaide has received nearly 15mm overnight with a choc a block radar this morning, as it sits on its diurnal low of 11.4c currently.
     
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    Sydney choking on smoke haze this AM. Vis is ok, but the lingering smell of smoke is stifling.
     
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    Full red sky morning further South.
    Incoming.
     
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    Vis very bad on the Illawarra Escarpment thick smoke
     
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    It's gross up top.
     
  6. Gimp

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    A change is in the air over the mountains this morning
     
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    Wind is getting up, 135km/hr gusts at Thredbo top station
     
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    What do they say about red ski in the morning?........





    6 degrees at Moonbah. 9 degrees in Jindy circa 7 a.m.

    Radio reporting Thredbo has T Bars on wind hold already!!?
     
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    -3.3C this morning in Canberra. Seems it was one of the coldest places around.
     
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    Red sky at dawn, skiers watch pron?
     
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    22mm last night in Southern Adelaide. Has been steady since about 8pm
     
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    Quite warm in Melbourne this morning. Back in the shorts for the ride.
     
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    Most lifts on wind hold at Hotham. 3.0 degrees says the car.
     
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  14. Sno Sno SNO

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    Still no sign of really cold air in Adelaide. temps dropped a couple of degrees at 6am as the northerly rain band pushed off to the east.
     
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    They are burning off in the hills behind Gosford which will be pushed south by the Northerly.
     
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    Hit blue ribbon.
    I expect observations this evening will be mayhem on the GAR.
     
  17. Snow Blowey

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    I observe raised dust in Dubbo - predict very brown snow this spring. Blowing hard warm NWér.
     
  18. Outlooker

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    ?? 9 Deg in Adelaide, 4.5 in Mt Lofty and winds from the N/NW looks good in my books. The colder air will come later but be drier. 20mm in the gauges in encouraging as well although we know we will get some r%^& in the mountains.
     
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    it doesn't have 'that feel' to it yet.
    the 20mm in the gauge is all warm, warm, warm northerly feed. Nothing exciting in that other than for the farmers.
     
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    I observe most chairs on wind hold at Thredbo, and a village full of 350 lawyers with lift passes waiting to practice their racing.

    Warm and windy.
     
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    130 km/hr gusts recorded at Thredbo Top :eek:
     
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    I wouldn’t be surprised. The wind is howling through our lodge just at village level.
     
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    I observe the snow depth towards the bottom of the runs at Thredbo looks pretty thin compared to the reports we see all of the time from Thredbo, is this the norm for Thredbo ?, sorry never been to NSW snow, the runs look nice and long (for OZ) with some steep as well.
     
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    Natural snow level in OZ is above 1500m now IMO, so Threbo is only T2B on the manmade runs usually. It is unbeatable as the best in OZ on the days when it is truly T2B IMO. For instance on Wednesday we stayed high for excellent skiing, with the lower third only coming good in the afternoon. (sorry OT)

    I think this is going to start warm and wet, but looking at the radar the damage may not be too bad before the cold catches up, it is in a hurry!
     
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    Yeah its shit. Much better elsewhere. And spencers depth is a big con.
     
  26. Snowy Joey

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    15.6c already in Emerald.
     
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    None of what you're looking at down low in those photos is an actual run other than the far far left of the first photo. So most of it is the natural cover at 1360m elevation.
     
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    I observe that it’s skiing very nicely top to bottom actually (as of yesterday) and what you are viewing is mostly no ski areas (not runs). The village is quite a low elevation in the grand scheme of things. But @Snow Blowey is right, it’s terrible here and no one should come.

    Just went to get gear out of my (not small) car and the wind gusts are shaking it. Bit of dust blowing about. The village is still really warm, hoping the precip holds off until later, it’s just too warm right now. Scattered cloud, thicker in areas, plenty of blue still in others.
     
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    Lifts shutting down at PV due to winds which are steadily increasing. Crowds building at those lifts still running.

    Here’s a pic of this mornings cloud......

     
  30. skull

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    yet is going to be 17 at lunch time...
     
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    Some frontal decoupling evident near SA/Vic border this AM, evident on the MSLP synoptic below. Good sign of surface convergence (cyc gen aloft).
     
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    Got closure written all over it. Convoys at best.
     
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    Incoming for Melbourne. Sure is moving fast.
     
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    Yep. Sky has darkened noticeably out to the west in the last 30mins. Full cloud overhead in the city now where it was blue sky’s at 12pm.
     
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    Still blue sky here in the Dandenongs but not for long. 19c !
     
  36. Swiss

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    T-shirt and shorts weather in Canberra at the moment... time to pack the car.
     
  37. Sulls

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    Pretty windy at Falls .Scott's, ruined Castle, eagle express and international poma all on wind hold.

    Was sunny this morning now cloudy. A tiny amount of precipitation . No rain thus far .What has come down has been snow. Solid stuff tho not light and flakey
     
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    Thredbo sux, gave up on it years ago, everyone else should too. On topic, very interested to see what time this arvo the various cams show flakes. I predict sooner (and lower) than expected, as with most NW patterns
     
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    Graupel/sago?
     
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    From ABC Broken Hill fb
    this morning.
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    Those temps behind the initial rain band...:thumbs:
     
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    Hope we dont get a 2008 replay.
     
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    Scurry everybody in the sthn capital......BOM has some treats on the way shortly ....
    Perhaps CC can give an idea of how much rain is comming.....but I suppose that’s a prediction rather than an observation!!
     
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    Yeah. Not much tho .Was very intermittent for 30 mins to an hour. Nothing currently though
     
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    First signs of precip at Hotham and so far it isn't rain.
     
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    Wow, the hairdryer is on in nsw: six degrees and 135k winds at Thredbo. The Vic resort temps are a lot better but will likely rise as the front nears.
     
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    Just out of curiosity are those lifts only to get you on to the hill as I thought you would actually snowboard or ski to the lift to go back up or do you have to come down the man made stuff on the far left to get back to them...?
    was hoping to get to NSW this year until my car just packed in the DPF and caused a lot of other bits and pieces to pack it in - 6K, so all snow off the cards this year BUGGER, I observe I really want to get up there and slide both Perisher and Thredbo and then back to Hotham and NZ trips
     
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    I feel your pain.
     
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    Still warm and windy in Thredbo, might be some thicker cloud rolling in.
     
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