Predictions 9-12 May - Winter Starter Kit

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  1. POW_hungry

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    All models supportive of a cut-off feature forming around Bass Strait Wednesday PM/Thursday AM and deepening as it heads into the Tasman on Friday.
    GFS going for a multicore Low which rapidly deepens Friday bringing some bullish rainfall figures and very destructive winds. Much of GFS’s scenario is seemingly an outlier at this stage, IMO.

    What all models agree on is the polar feed bringing snowfall down as low as 1000m Friday arvo/eve.
    Upwards of 30-50cm of snowfall from Thursday to Saturday for Thredbo above 1400m IMO.

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    AXS G points to High influence taking some wind out of the sails, so to speak.
     
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    I'm starting to believe
     
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    Jindy cops and theTowies say bring it on .;)
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    GFS looking more logical on the 18Z run. More in tune with EC.
    Swell and wind look much more manageable and realistic (those figures it came out with on the 12Z run were stunning).
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks offshore as
     
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    I don't understand ?
    Axs it getting squeezed up along parallel to the the Coast...
     
  9. Donzah

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    00Z runs will be interesting. Come in spinner.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Parcel Deformation/ flow plot- juicy. Quite a sizable eddy. Red lines are Axis of Orientation.
     
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    This is all looking good for my local hills, the Wadbilliga high ground - 1300mts. Love a cold SSE blast. Staying tuned....
     
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    @Mister Tee on snow shoes was asking about BC skiing around Moscow Villa in the Nunniongs. If this system comes off there are likely to be good snow falls there. Nunniongs are near Ensay in East Gippsland.
     
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    GFS showing Some warm air advection into the mix . Still some room for improvement IMO
     
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    So there could be something in this for Vic? People north of the border seem to be getting excited.
     
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    Love the look of this system!! Plenty of
    Rain for the south east coupled with good looking snowfalls!!:thumbs:
    Snow possible around that 800-1000m
    Mark ?? Imo
    A great system to whatch
     
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    Certainly . Sat could be more marginal temps though. Models still have a degree of volatility.
     
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    39.7cm on Yr.no/EC for Mt Perisher

    You get similar figures at Kosi and Thredbo.

    25.1cm on Yr.no/EC for Mt Hotham

    Buller and Falls are both a few cms higher.

    You can see that Victoria is going to get substantially less from this system compared to Perisher and Thredbo.
    What I like the most about this is at least three solid nights to get snow guns up and running. I think it's still great for May.

    Thurs-Sun Precip QPF

    Melbourne is particularly impressive, finally a proper soak.

    50-60mm for the Snowy Mountains region, not represented in Yr/No though.
     
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    850 hPa heights around the 1300 metre mark :thumbs:. Probably be some pockets of subside nce in amongst strong areas of bouyancy and some possible occlusion action- or trowel activity ?. Will be interesting. Keep left unless overtaking :D
     
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    WZ gone all in.
     
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    Their snow algorithm likes it too.
     
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    I recall some comments in the past that 2006 also saw this set up in May?
     
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    No.
    It didn't .
    We had cold snow around Easter / ANZAC day.
    Selwyn got 30/40cm of snow.
    Then it went dry pretty much.
    Cold though.
     
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    so all noise as per most weather in the aussie alps.

    how bad is this going to for the Illawarra and NSW coast in general
     
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    Depends on the wind direction IMO.
    When it goes south. Will be wild n wet
     
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    any chance it can turn into an ECL (east coat low)
     
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    Not much of a chance. But that is a far more mesoscale type of forecast.
     
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    Not impossible but IMO that high will shoe it NZ-wards pretty lickity split.
     
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    And wasn't 06 a cracking season!
     
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    2006 Bullarghhh

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    One particular thing I like about this system is the shear-lack of pre-frontal rain. It's straight out of the South and well stacked.
    A proper polar blast.
     
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    A winter system, as opposed to an autumn ground cooler. As you said, in the title, a Winter starter....
     
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    Pity yr.no flips around a lot. Victoria usually get less as they are lower.
     
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    The uppers pattern on this thing is stupendous. Magnitude baby .
     
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    From my experience; Aus mountains notoriously receive rain ahead of a snow system - no matter the season. This one is modeled to have bugger all. A unique one.
     
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    Dont recall seeing this much blue goodness in any system for a while.:eek:
     

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    Fingers crossed this is followed by some nice coolness so it all sticks about
     
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    And from mine too, given I ski at Buller after all, but this definitely feels like a winter system, both with uppers (-30 to -32 degrees Celsius) and lowers. It's genuine cold.
     
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    GFS 500mb Temps, really nice 'n' cold.
     
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    Quite often, but some systems like a southerly wind system do better at Buller and the lower two Vic resorts. Yr.no is a product of the EC model, and models flip around all the time, usually less when it starts to get into the 4-5 day range.
     
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    That's a big bubble.
     
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    Be really nice t
    Be really nice to see the 3m again
     

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    EC says Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights are below freezing at least for the major resorts. Good for the snowguns too.
    Models are playing about(GFS), with random systems afterwards.
     
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    BOM is on it , I agree the guns should be on this week
     
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    Don’t be surprised if one of the resorts spin a lift this weekend. Too good a marketing opportunity a few weeks out from the season.;)