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6/8 May Observations

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Bugski, May 5, 2006.

  1. Bugski

    Bugski A Local

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    Well, looking out from Melbourne city there is some evil looking, very low cloud coming accross the bay.
     
  2. Undies

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    Hotham 0.6deg.
    Thredbo 1.1 and dropping. Pressure slowly dropping too.
    99% humidity is the standard, bring on the prefrontal!!
     
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    yeah hit bacchus marsh + melton about 30mins ago and is still pouring.
     
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    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    absolutely belting down in Hawthorn and nice and cold

    :thumbs: bring on winter
     
  5. zar

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    10.7C in Hobart wind generally light NW'ly occasionally moving into moderate territory.
    Sky partly cloudy visibility very good. Snow on Mt Wellington has receded up to 900m level. Humidity 57%.

    All is fair and here's a view from Hobart looking south to the mouth of the river taken 10 mins ago: [​IMG]
     
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  6. Grog

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    0 in Thredbo
     
  7. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Recent forecasts show the coldest air from this first part staying south of the mainland. Looks promising that the temps are this low already. Should definitely help whatever fall on sunday and monday stick.
     
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    -0.1 at Thredbo, although it is almost evening.
     
  9. Vermillion

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    lookout hill still over 5, no good for snow. bit high on the pressure side of things, but the moisture is rocking, i got drenched at work today.

    Looks like when this front is over later tonight we'll have a clear-ish, cold night to deal with, great.
     
  10. Cliff-jumper_2000

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    10.2 here surf coast with the arrival of the front we had 12.6mm rain and that takes the total of rain from 10pm last Sunday til now 56mm of rain good god me thinks [​IMG] Its been a wet week but the surf has been pumping so im not complaining [​IMG]
     
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  11. Cliff-jumper_2000

    Cliff-jumper_2000 First Runs

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    Yeah there nothinkg moisture wise to speak of after that inital rain band!
     
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    Strange, about 6C around 2 bits of melbourne I drove through on the way home, was expecting the mountains to be in the negatives... Hotham 1.5, Buller 3.3! I would've thought if we're at 6C the mountains because of the elevation would be in the -'ves, but clearly the whole pressure thing is affecting it [​IMG]
     
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  13. Cuppa

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    Hotham: 2.1 degrees at 1300.

    Not expecting anything until Sunday.

     
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  14. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    unbelievable ...Lookout Hill 9.1 degrees at 9.30pm...up 3 degrees from 2pm [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  15. snowcrazed

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    Lookout hill wouldnt happen to be the pointy hill you see on your right on the way to Buller (on the road to Mansfield)?
     
  16. Bugski

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    Not unbelievable at all. It means the front is on its way. :woohoo:
     
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  17. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    ..not unless you've got REALLy good eyesight! [​IMG]
    It's in the Central Highlands between Ballarat and Stawell and usually a pretty good early warning system for when a cold front starts to pass through .Check out it's obs here
    http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/vic/images/vic-observations-map.png

    (and look for a drop in pressure with the wind swinging South usually through NNW change...the you can post an "It's Coming!!"wahoooo thingy)
     
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  18. AUSSKY

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    Lookout Hill is just NE of Ararat in the west of the state...also worth watching the temp at Mt William in the Grampians...around 1000m...
     
  19. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good..so we both have a grasp of the 2nd law of thermodynamics :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Bugski

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    That's a bit silly.
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Around 996hPa at Cape Nelson in Victoria's west.
     
  22. BrentC

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    [​IMG]
    Looking nice comming through SA and West Vic now!

    Mount Gambier has had 16mm in under an hour and a half - 996hPa too.
     
  23. snowcrazed

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    Still 2.2 at Hotham, extremely strong winds though! 87kph, gusts of 113kph! (47kt, gusts of 61kt)
     
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    Just noticed its 17.7C outside here (closest weather station is Scoresby)... Are you guys sure about this front? Its usually about this temperature overnight in Summer here! Must be some weird pressure effect I spoze [​IMG]
     
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  25. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cold air wont be in until mid afternoon - Sunday Evening. Give it time.
     
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    Chief, you only have to look at ADL's temps on the current OB for around 3am. It's reading nearly a 3C fall in temp in 15mins along with a 1mm of rain... This is what will hit the alps after lunch today.
    Adelaide OBS
    Broad cloud cover all night is great for keeping temps constant. It is'nt until winds pick up and cooler air pools move in, is when you'll see the temps fall.
     
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  27. Top Rock

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    Nice breeze at the top of Thredbo...

    [​IMG]

    Still looking the goods for lots of snow, mid to late pm (NSW)
     
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    looks like it snowing at hotham now temp is .5 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
     
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    Windy wet & cooling down here in Launceston! Should be very close to be snowing on the Ben now, Blizzards will develop on tassie highlands later today.
     
  30. Big Pink Ski's

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    Temp dropping at most of the vic resorts fairly significantly for the 8am update. Keep going
     
  31. Sandy

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    The maximum forecast for Melbourne is 14 degrees, but I think it may not get much above 12 degrees.
     
  32. almontyrat

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    The temps at both Mt William and Lookout Hill have dropped in the last hour with the wind swinging more westerly. We might see some snow in the Grampians if it keeps going.
    It's feeling decidedly frigid here north of Bendigo and the wind has definitely swung to the south west and is very gusty.
     
  33. Claude Cat

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    Baw Baw down to zero, and it looks like its snowing!
    [​IMG]
     
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  34. MisterMxyzptlk

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    Buller getting a right royal pasting
     
  35. mr

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    That is most definitely snow at baw baw. Good to see its getting snow out of one the first cold cells. There's a big gap but some cold wet fast moving air off mt gambier
     
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    and its still a northerley! Its always a good sign when bb gets snow off the prefrontal.
     
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    Buller just hit -ves (-0.1)- almost puking. Watching the cams over the last 30mins has been interesting!!

    Just hit falls too - getting a bit at towers. Hotham's also getting a litte too.

    That Baw Baw image (at 8:55am), you can actually see the flakes falling! WOOHOO!
     
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    I think it's pretty much a south westerly now looking at the latrobe valley obs.
     
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  39. mr

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    according to baw baw direction and the radar loop this cell is moving SE, but yeah temps have dropped so its mixing
     
  40. fonc dawg @ peri

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    blowin its coight out in Perisher. sleetn just a tad. My fish are chillin at the bottom of the tank and my cats sleepn with his head upsidedown... look out its gonna puke!!!! :fishing:
     
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    It's very mild at Narbethong - don't know the temp, and nothing happening at Lake Mountain except heavy rain [​IMG]
     
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  42. MisterMxyzptlk

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    a big fast rainband moving in on Yarrawonga radar..hope Falls and Hotham temps drop enough to take advantage
     
  43. Goats Eye Riders Left

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    Has not really stopped raining in adelaide since 10pm sat night.

    Currently 9 degrees at 9am sunday w/26mm since 10 pm last night.
     
  44. mr

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    yeh you SAs will have stolen all our moisture....
     
  45. mr

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    Coming down at hotham too now. This is reality veiwing.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Its snowing at the top of Thredbo [​IMG] , it will only get better as the day go's on.
     
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    That yarrawonga cell is going to hit the main range very soon. Plenty of yellow bits in the radar but its going pretty fast.
     
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    What yarrawonga cell? [​IMG]

    EDIT: dont worry found that on the other radar! :p
     
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    she's thrown down Thredbo dollars here right about now !!!!
     
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    Absolutely bucketing down with rain here, Endeavour Hills... Seems all the peaks are in the negatives... here it comes :woohoo: