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Observations 7-10th November Polar Blast Obs

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most importantly . Jindy brewery now has a on demand shuttle bus
    < to observe the weather from>
     
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  2. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heavy hail in dandenongs
     
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  3. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here you go......

    Snow down to 1500 ASL. At one point around 4 pm it was absolutely smashing down.



    Road closed to CP ..... grrr. But there is a clearer operating.



    I’m guessing about 15 to 20 cms in areas where it can stick. Wind had finally backed off late afternoon. Ironically, given the fires elsewhere, fire hydrants in the snow...



    Some lodges doing ok. Kahane in first shot. It’s our SASC club lodge in PV.






    Road repair vehicles not required today!



    I hope they open that gate to CP tomorrow....

    .... a few more in Perisher thread.
     
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  4. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Top of Mt Wellington.
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  5. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    definitely worth the drive
     
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  6. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    looks brisk
     
  7. maverik

    maverik Hard Yards

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    SMSkier, thanks once again for the amazing obs. Superb.
     
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  8. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    You could XC ski on the rock hoppers up to CP along the road with that amount of snow. It is Definitely FOMO snow for this XC ski tragic.
     
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  9. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kids had some fun with it.
     
  10. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snowing at home now-bucketing .... Moonbah at 1100 ASL....

    Gotta love Autumn :thumbs:LOL
     
  11. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow weather in nth melbs

     
  12. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    A friends place at Moonbah

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  13. Luken

    Luken One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This time last week I was soaked in sweat after putting up a tent.. Dripping from humididy and heat.. Today.. snow. Classic Vic weather, love it! Few heavy burst here in Mitcham, nothing spectacular to date other than the big squalls that sound like a freight train coming up the road.. Great stuff!
     
  14. Jabes

    Jabes Hard Yards

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    Snowed down to 500m asl about 15kms inland from east coast Tassie today. First pics are Fingal Valley Range, second are base of South Sister. Ben Lomond was caked down to foothills.
     

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  15. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    I am going to Mt. Baw Baw tomorrow. I will report back with photos. I am taking skis and @beefa skiing will also be there.
     
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  16. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    According to my Jindy neighbor it is snowing at Hill Top 2628
     
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  17. Snowmaker7

    Snowmaker7 One of Us

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    Settled snow around jindy


    Down to 0.4C at Cooma Ap so it should be snowing there too
     
  18. Jabes

    Jabes Hard Yards

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  19. Jabes

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    Ben Lomond from back yard once the clouds cleared at about 10am.
    It was caked almost to the valley floor which I didn’t see all winter.
     
  20. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Also considering the Baw Baw possibilities. Will see what the morning brings :)
     
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  21. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    The famed Falls Creek glacier worms will be happy.
     
  22. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do the Pygmy Possums like the snow?
     
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  23. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    No Commodores?
     
  24. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stay on Topic.
    If you're lost refer to the title and post #1.
     
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  25. Northwesterly

    Northwesterly Early Days

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    Snow did not make it to the CT, got down to 6’c with heavy rain yesterday evening at the Sunny Corner turnoff on the GWH. Maybe a couple degrees colder in Sunny Corner but still too warm for snow.

    it was 9’c and had stopped raining in Bathurst when I arrived.
    Good thing I took Bells Line avoiding the bushfires around Woodford.
    Feeling for the people who have been impacted by these fires.
     
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  26. Adaminaby Angler

    Adaminaby Angler Addicted

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    Down to –3.7° C this morning, with a fair amount of snow-cover. My conclusion is that the snowfall i.e. moisture was over-estimated (patchy snow down to ~1,100 m, with the patchiness also owing to wind drifting); whereas the cold was under-estimated, forecast –1° C yet plunged below –3° C.
     
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  27. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Moisture was very close to prog for NE Vic and Snowies.
    Hotham and Falls are probably the exception here.
    Forecasted, EC Friday:

    Observed:
     
  28. Homer

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    Looks like winter again on the main range. (Gutherga Cam)

    Meanwhile......Perisher Front Valley.


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  29. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most of what fell here melted quite quickly. That which survived froze, including the rain guague. Has 5 mm ice plus frozen snow in the collector.



    PV from the verandah.....



    Kosi cam looks ok!



    Jillamatong reflected on the hut window.

     
  30. Jabes

    Jabes Hard Yards

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    BenLomond from St Marys Backyard cam today.
     

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  31. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Going off the cams it does looks like 15-20cm of settlement on the MR.

    I observe the Ski racks out the front of Buller's Ski School are looking lonely (!?)
     
  32. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sat 9th Nov at 9.30 pretty wild setup with the cold down south and the smoke up north

     
  33. WarrandyteWX

    WarrandyteWX One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hoth looking "on point" this AM.
     
  34. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans calm and rational Ski Pass: Gold

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    Baw Baw via FB.



    Mount Donna Buang via Mountain Tucker FB.
     
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  35. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  36. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that you?
     
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  37. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Met Mr T in the carpark as he was leaving around midday.
    Quite a few peeps up there. Even a pack of snowboarders sitting on the top of the hill. Felt like peak season LOL
     
  38. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans calm and rational Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow just keeps on coming at Buller:

     
  39. Adaminaby Angler

    Adaminaby Angler Addicted

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    Didn't manage above 4.9° C the entire day, the sky's gotten black and wintry again, and now down to 3.3° C. Right on TWC's 5° C forecast for the maximum, as opposed to BOM's 7° C forecast.

    Daily Min/Max: –3.7° / 4.9° C; very November-like!
     
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  40. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  41. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    No, I was skiing solo today . I did some nice turns coming down the BB XC summit trail :).
     
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  42. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Mt.Baw Baw. Sat. morning Nov. 9th 2019.The table o meter for 24 hours snow fall measuring. The XC trails were in very good shape , better than October 9th 2019.XC skiing at Mt. Baw Baw was a joy on 30 cms of fresh powder snow, that is until the footprint brigade turned up and trashed the trails.
     
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  43. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Wet snow down to village level at Thredbo
     
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  44. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    October storm baby
     
  45. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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  46. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    I observed ice in the snow gum trees at Mt. Baw Baw on Sat. Nov. 9th 2019. I took a photo using my mob. ph. since my SLR digital camera was playing up in the cold.
     
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