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Observations 3-9 September

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by DidSurfNowSki, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    May as well kick this off :)
     
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  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    +3.4 degrees and 100kmh+ gusts at Thredbo top station according to BOM.
    Surprisingly warm at Ngarigo on the Thredbo river. Must be 5° or so.
     
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  3. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe that the 100km+ winds at Thredbo will see me heading home early! No point fighting the weekend crowds for the one lift that will be open.
     
  4. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Warm in Melbourne. Winds much lighter than expected.
     
  5. Jacko4650

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    First Tracks at Blue Cow cancelled due to winds. 9.2 degrees at Island Bend and gusty.
     
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  6. CIRCA1962

    CIRCA1962 Hard Yards

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    Wind picking up and Perisher with horizontal ****. Plus 5 degrees.
     
  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gorgeous sleep in. Warm gusty wins and rain.
    Tent city getting destroyed.
    Happy Father's Day.
     
  8. Jellybeans

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    Very windy at Buller.
    Not sure if I can be bothered to get out.
     
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  9. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher............

    .......and blowing a gale!
     
  10. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's coming.....



    Looking towards Perisher from Moonbah where it was 11 degrees at 7 am!

    Drive to Perisher saw powerful wind bursts, a raised dust storm in Jindy and rain.

    In Perisher car park and the old 4WD is shaking like crazy. Rhino rack on car beside me threatening to separate from its vehicle.

    Wind driven rain. Not heavy yet.

    Coffee indoors sounds about right this morning!!
     
  11. doogasnow

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    Warm in the strezlekis currently 16c
    With a strong nor wester blowing.

    Mt William down to 2c :thumbs:
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Smoke haze and inbound NW alto cumulus reminds me Summer's coming here in Sydney...
     
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  13. Niphophila

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    Feels like the calm before the storm here at Table Top. Low cloud moving at speed eastwards, nice virga, mostly calm with the occasional north easterly gust that makes it to ground level. Warm too.

    I also observe animals preparing for the weather, with the neighbours ewe with two day old lambs just hanging around the big sheltering tree in the middle of the paddock. Chooks are heading back towards their coop already too.
     
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    Cold wind and rain in Canberra. Feels like snow air/precip, but Mt Ginini is the same temp as down here.
     
  15. Untele-whippet

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    Thredbo Top Station 141 kph breeze
     
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  16. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good kiting breeze, or not strong enough yet? :)

    Nice clouds on this mornings ride
     
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  17. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    15 - 16 degrees all night and low humidity here in the Dandenongs. Temp just started dropping, now 13.5.
     
  18. Lifes2good

    Lifes2good One of Us

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    Just drove out of a warm and windy Thredbo after one of the best weeks we have had there. Bluebird days and very little wind all week. Couldn't believe how well the snow cover held up even at the
    bottom of the hill. Alpine way so windy the car was rocking wildly. It feels like something big is on the way.
     
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    Lifes2good One of Us

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    And I heard it rain a bit overnight but all dry at Thredbo this morning.
     
  20. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe that those wind speeds are for gusts, not sustained and you're soft ;)
     
  21. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope, gusts are 140km/hr plus.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reports of roof racks and pods blown off cars on the Alpine Way near Wild Brumby. 70km/hr gusts at Cooma airport.
     
  23. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Light rain settling in here in Melbourne. Temperatures have dropped 3C in the last hour or so.
     
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    Mighty warm in the East of Vic. Bairnsdale & Orbost sitting on around 25C-26C
     
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    7.00 am at Baw Baw 8.5c now 4.5 heading in the right direction :thumbs:
     
  26. SMSkier

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    Powerful winds everywhere. Observed on return trip from Perisher.., ....

    Lake Jindabyne.....surfs up!!



    From the other side....raised dust from the foreshore blowing into town!



    It's windy down here folks.
     
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  27. Snowy Joey

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    Dropped to 8.5 degrees, Emerald, Vic. Steady rain, winds dropped.
     
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  28. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snowing @ Buller
     
  29. DidSurfNowSki

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    We're basically saying the same thing...

    Winds are gusting > 100 km/hr
    Sustained winds are < 100 km/hr

    Currently at Thredbo TS

    Sustained winds 65 km/hr
    Gusting to 74 km/hr

    At 8:54am winds gusted up to 146km/hr which is probably what spooked @zac150

    Edit: mind you the winds have only just dropped below 100km/hr in the last couple of hours.
     
  30. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was a tease. Raining now.
     
  31. chicski

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    Yeah, I was talking about the winds this morning, which were sustained >100km/hr and using to 140 km/hr.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hail and sleet now.
     
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  33. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Our decision was justified when we checked the wind hold status at Thredbo and only Friday Flat was open.

    I observe today is a good day to sit in front of the Fire with a glass of red, one eye on the weather and the other planning the next adventure.
     
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    few wet flakes now Perisher
     
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  35. Niphophila

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    Skies have cleared at Table Top and wind has started to pick up with a direction change now from the North West. Feels like the typical drying Springtime winds. Great day for drying clothes if you can keep them on the line :)

    On my drive into town (Albury) earlier there was a Mordor view of the Bogong High plains with the dark clouds closing in over the snow. Mobile photos just don't pick up the hills at all unfortunately.
     
  36. Cuppa

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    Trying to snow at Hotham.
     
  37. Claude Cat

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    Cold air moving through now.
     
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    Proper (a little on the wet side) snow at Buller starting to come down quite heavily.
    Blizzard of Oz 3.0 (or whatever they are calling it) starts now!

    And just as we leave. Will be back Friday night. Keep me updated @CarveMan and whoever else is up there over the week.
     
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    Snowing nicely at Buller now after an hour of mixed weather, starting to stick to roofs etc.
     
  40. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wind has died too and lifts have opened. We aren't bothering though.
     
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    Wind picking up in Chapman, ACT.

    Ominous cloud blowing in from the West. Looks almost like a summer thunderstorm.
     
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    9.2 deg at LM at 6:30am. Now at 2.3 deg. Pressure down to 999hPa
     
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    Save the energy for the next 5 days.
    The wind nearly broke our wooden window frames out. Shook the house several times too.
     
  44. CarveMan

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    We are nice and sheltered from the North fortunately.
     
  45. Cuppa

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    Misty rain, sleet, snow mixture now at Hotham. A bit of wet before the proper snow Pilsner be bad for the snow pack bonding.
     
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    30° in Sydney! Can't be good for the snow base
     
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    Sydney's not the snow fields, base be goodly and about to grow.
     
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    By tomorrow night you won't even care ;)
     
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    You didn't have much of base to start with?
     
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    The speckled beast approaches.