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Observations 3rd -9th August

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Undies, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Undies

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    Here we go!

    CC, if you would like a better titled thread, feel free to delete this one and merge.

    Calm and clear here in sydney, but all eyes are looking south.
     
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    Shower passed through Freshwater earlier.
     
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    Another cold and foggy morning in Melbourne. 3c presently and going for a top of 11
     
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    Observations 3rd -9th August
    I'm in Sydney, and observe I am horrified by the space missing before the 9 on the thread title :D:p

    Bit cloudy and wet on Northern Beaches
     
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    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe the calm before the storm
     
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    red skies this morning in Albury - very mild also
     
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    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sound of jaws music as snowzilla approaches
     
  8. Undies

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    Sat pic showing the cloud band spinning on down. Sydney has a large blue patch over the CBD, but cloud all around and a bit of a soggy ground.

    A bit of cloud on the cams, but for now we wait. Tick tock!
     
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    Clouds building at North Curly, no snow observed yet on the reserve in front of ours. Eldest daughter hopeful she can toboggan down to the beach....
     
  10. kneeknocker

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    Sunshine just disappeared over thredbo, still very cold here not sure if it will be r@!n or snow or falling ice when it does arrive this morning as the cloud is trapping the cold air in.
     

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    Undies..I predict that you are a skier not boarder as you were uncomfortable with the single plank of the main post eh?
     
  13. Undies

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    Spot on all round, my friend!

    Meanwhile, sydney is a bit cloudy and a bit sunny.



    I'll be heading south tomorrow to watch this all unfold, so will update en-route.
     
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  14. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Melb...cold. Bleak overcast very calm.no rain.looks likev100%cloud cover

    Wos happened to Melb Radar? Oops it's back online....big blob of moisture just Nth of Yarrawonga ATM.
     
  15. DidSurfNowSki

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    I observe someone is piking out on ski fit tonight.
     
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    Having a look at these you can see why this system will drop lots. In particular that frontal cloud mass below WA. That is the business. So far this season all those frontal cloud bands have been narrow little things.

    Enhanced IR sat pic:

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    Water vapour sat pic:

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    I observe just over 8mm of rain in the guage from overnight, calm and cloudy at the moment, and appears the low is centred right over us.
    Here's hoping for some awesome snow totals over the coming days in the mountains from this.

    Irymple South, NW Vic
     
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    Do you work for the RBA?!?!?!
     
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  19. Undies

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    No, but I can spit on them from my balcony!
     
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    I've stayed at the RBA place before - nice digs!
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Warning to Sheep Graziers
    IDS20242

    Warning to Sheep Graziers
    for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Riverland and Murraylands forecast districts

    Issued at 4:48 am CST on Thursday 3 August 2017.

    Sheep graziers are warned that rain and showers in moderate to fresh easterly winds, combined with low temperatures, are expected during Thursday morning. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

    The Warning to Sheep Graziers for the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Upper South East, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral forecast districts has been cancelled.

    The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am CST Thursday.
     
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    Yeah, that's a lovely joint. The neighbour across the road is a bit of knob, though! Still hasn't invited me to a dinner party.

    Lots of cloud building to the south of Sydney. A little cloudy on the cams at the moment, but nothing looks to be falling. We wait patiently...... :)
     
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    No precipitation in North Central Vic yet. It seems to be taking it's time....
     
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    Has been drizzling in Shepparton for the past half hour or so. Bit of action on the radar heading south.
     
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    Still dry in Hotham. Wind up top not strong but has some bite to it though.
     
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    Temperature hasn't changed from 0 degrees all morning at Eyre T bar. Wind picking up and mizzle with poor visibility but sweet skiing near trees. Will be interesting to see if Perisher doesn't dodge damage from another forecast wet snow:rain event this arvo.
     
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    A little bit of weather rolling by, though not much happening yet @ Thredbo
     
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    I observe @DidSurfNowSki is in for some more personal punishment whilst I am putting the ski fit to good use.
     
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    I observe clouds and mist rolling in to Thredbo, winds are picking up! I think I'll get about an hour or so more skiing in before the storm
     
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    Rain drops now on the window in Melb CBD. Only 7.6 in the city, and dead still
     
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    Grey. Foggy. Misty. Gross.

    AWESOME!
     
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    Just started raining in Melbourne. No wind. Cold 7c still. Lovely!!
     
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  33. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Mt.William 1.5deg apt.
     
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    Small amount of precip appearing on the Smiggins cam
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  35. POW_hungry

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    Eyes should be to the ENE of the Alps as this is where the next 18 hours is inbound. Obs in Melbourne aren't all much use for this trough.
    BOM soundings verify on-point with the models today - cold air over and North of Adelaide and warmer air over Wagga now.
     
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  36. DidSurfNowSki

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    I don't know what you are talking about :oops:


    About an hour away I reckon. :D
     
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    7 in Geelong, too. Seems to be colder at this point than people were thinking for this system. Perhaps the initial r**n might not happen.
     
  38. POW_hungry

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    Yep all that (warm moist air) is inbound from the North. The temps in Melbourne are irrelevant as it's outbound weather.
     
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    I observe mounting cold bindings with cold hands in a cold warehouse.....is awesome because it means it's gonna snow!
     
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    I observe my productivity levels at work are next to nothing already and the event hasn't even started yet.....luckily bulk of activity moves through on non-work days :D
     
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    Chilly 6c and overcast in Jindy. No moisture yet.
     
  42. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Mallacoota seems to be holding its own with the highest temp of 14degC..
    It's definately cool over all of Vicco .

    Another big blob on radar centred over Wagga Wagga ...with previously mentioned one still down near Yarrawonga.
     
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    It's really closed in just now at Smiggins. You could see across the valley 20 minutes ago and now the car park is just visible.
     
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    BOM soundings this morning registered inversions across all East Coast stations. What we’re experiencing on the ground is a lot cooler than the mid-level atmos.
    i.e Griffith sounds cold at 8.5C and rain right now but that does not translate to snow-bearing lapse rates.
     
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    8.3C in Melbourne - I suspect we won't crack double figures today, and probably coldest day for the year.
     
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    Quite a few centres across Vic and Southern NSW could be up for that accolade today I expect.
     
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    Looks ominous on the Perisher cams - it's starting to roll in
     
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    Has been raining steadily in Dubbo since about 1130am. Same band seems to be around Canberra and heading south at the moment so shouldn't be long until rain or snow commences.
     
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    And so it begins :)
     
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