Observations 3rd -9th August

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

  1. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    19,542
    Likes Received:
    11,381
    Location:
    Top drawer
    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.
     
    Ubiquitous Steve and Claude Cat like this.
  2. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,600
    Likes Received:
    3,211
    Location:
    Freshwater
    Shower passed through Freshwater earlier.
     
    Undies likes this.
  3. DiscoStuAU

    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    3,664
    Location:
    Melbourne City, VIC
    Another cold and foggy morning in Melbourne. 3c presently and going for a top of 11
     
  4. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,652
    Likes Received:
    1,816
    Location:
    Alpine the dark side of snowboarding

    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
     
    DidSurfNowSki, Majikthise and Undies like this.
  5. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,295
    Likes Received:
    4,387


    I observe the calm before the storm
     
    IAB, MarkV, nfip and 5 others like this.
  6. gaz35

    gaz35 One of Us

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    494
    red skies this morning in Albury - very mild also
     
    spottedreptile likes this.
  7. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,942
    Likes Received:
    4,298
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Sound of jaws music as snowzilla approaches
     
  8. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    19,542
    Likes Received:
    11,381
    Location:
    Top drawer
    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!
     
  9. Kopite

    Kopite One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    624
    Location:
    North Curly
    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

    kneeknocker Hard Yards

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    sydney
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

    IAB likes this.
  11. Drewboy

    Drewboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    754
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Location:
    Sydney /Kiama
    Sunrise over jindabyne
     
    SMSkier, IAB, MarkV and 8 others like this.
  12. Rat trap bindings

    Rat trap bindings One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    379
    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

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    19,542
    Likes Received:
    11,381
    Location:
    Top drawer
    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.
     
    IAB, kaegee and Claude Cat like this.
  14. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,393
    Likes Received:
    3,257
    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

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    7,875
    Likes Received:
    13,968
    Location:
    Canberra, ACT
    I observe someone is piking out on ski fit tonight.
     
    zac150 likes this.
  16. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    21,865
    Likes Received:
    14,353
    Location:
    Dubbo NSW
    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:

    [​IMG]

    Water vapour sat pic:

    [​IMG]
     
    IAB, nfip, PMG and 9 others like this.
  17. 'Paris'

    'Paris' Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Mildura
    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
     
    Claude Cat likes this.
  18. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    36,781
    Likes Received:
    21,938
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Do you work for the RBA?!?!?!
     
    Undies likes this.
  19. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    19,542
    Likes Received:
    11,381
    Location:
    Top drawer
    No, but I can spit on them from my balcony!
     
  20. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    36,781
    Likes Received:
    21,938
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    LOL

    I've stayed at the RBA place before - nice digs!
     
    Undies likes this.
  21. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,393
    Likes Received:
    3,257
    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.
     
    #21 Ubiquitous Steve, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
    Belly likes this.
  22. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    19,542
    Likes Received:
    11,381
    Location:
    Top drawer
    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...... :)
     
  23. Hermon

    Hermon One of Us

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,961
    Likes Received:
    984
    No precipitation in North Central Vic yet. It seems to be taking it's time....
     
  24. h2oskier

    h2oskier One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    vic
    Has been drizzling in Shepparton for the past half hour or so. Bit of action on the radar heading south.
     
  25. blueandwhite

    blueandwhite One of Us

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    TQY
    Still dry in Hotham. Wind up top not strong but has some bite to it though.
     
  26. Mctavish

    Mctavish One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    754
    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.
     
    Lady Penelope likes this.
  27. AJS

    AJS One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    729
    A little bit of weather rolling by, though not much happening yet @ Thredbo
     
    IAB and kaegee like this.
  28. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,295
    Likes Received:
    4,387
    I observe @DidSurfNowSki is in for some more personal punishment whilst I am putting the ski fit to good use.
     
    #28 zac150, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
    Ted Harper and DidSurfNowSki like this.
  29. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,295
    Likes Received:
    4,387


    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
     
    IAB, CarveMan, telecrag and 1 other person like this.
  30. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    63,166
    Likes Received:
    37,867
    Location:
    The Southern Capital
    Rain drops now on the window in Melb CBD. Only 7.6 in the city, and dead still
     
  31. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    71,091
    Likes Received:
    51,614
    Location:
    The barber's chair
    Grey. Foggy. Misty. Gross.

    AWESOME!
     
    IAB, skidazza, leigh the noob and 4 others like this.
  32. DiscoStuAU

    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    3,664
    Location:
    Melbourne City, VIC
    Just started raining in Melbourne. No wind. Cold 7c still. Lovely!!
     
    mick chopps likes this.
  33. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,393
    Likes Received:
    3,257
    Mt.William 1.5deg apt.
     
    POW_hungry likes this.
  34. Portski

    Portski Addicted

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    North Coast NSW
    Small amount of precip appearing on the Smiggins cam
    [​IMG]
     
  35. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    17,925
    Likes Received:
    21,689
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    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.
     
    mick chopps likes this.
  36. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    7,875
    Likes Received:
    13,968
    Location:
    Canberra, ACT
    I don't know what you are talking about :oops:


    About an hour away I reckon. :D
     
  37. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    446
    Location:
    Victoria
    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

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    17,925
    Likes Received:
    21,689
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    Yep all that (warm moist air) is inbound from the North. The temps in Melbourne are irrelevant as it's outbound weather.
     
    #38 POW_hungry, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
    Karicta and Claude Cat like this.
  39. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    75,977
    Likes Received:
    40,459
    Location:
    Les Hautes Montagnes
    I observe mounting cold bindings with cold hands in a cold warehouse.....is awesome because it means it's gonna snow!
     
    skidazza, dibl0c, skimax and 6 others like this.
  40. toughnut

    toughnut Hard Yards

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Sydney
    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
     
    CarveMan likes this.
  41. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    6,823
    Likes Received:
    11,255
    Chilly 6c and overcast in Jindy. No moisture yet.
     
  42. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,393
    Likes Received:
    3,257
    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.
     
    #42 Ubiquitous Steve, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
  43. JayDee78

    JayDee78 One of Us

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    450
    Location:
    Wollongong
    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.
     
    FourSquare04 likes this.
  44. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    17,925
    Likes Received:
    21,689
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    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.
     
  45. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2001
    Messages:
    113,320
    Likes Received:
    50,559
    Location:
    Canterbury, Vic
    8.3C in Melbourne - I suspect we won't crack double figures today, and probably coldest day for the year.
     
  46. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    17,925
    Likes Received:
    21,689
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    Quite a few centres across Vic and Southern NSW could be up for that accolade today I expect.
     
    Claude Cat and FourSquare04 like this.
  47. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    5,782
    Likes Received:
    3,063
    Location:
    Wollongong
    Looks ominous on the Perisher cams - it's starting to roll in
     
  48. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    21,865
    Likes Received:
    14,353
    Location:
    Dubbo NSW
    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.
     
  49. glengary

    glengary One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    858
  50. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    7,875
    Likes Received:
    13,968
    Location:
    Canberra, ACT
    And so it begins :)
     
    POW_hungry, glengary and Claude Cat like this.