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Mega Thread Alpine and Southern Summer Weather Hotplate

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Mister Tee on XC Skis, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Life of a leeward cloud - couple of pics taken from at @Annago and @SalleeGirl yard this afternoon.......mild weather currently.

     
  2. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a bad show.......Still going!

     
  3. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That first image is a beautiful example of Cumulus Mediocris with Cumulus Congestus in the distance (bottom-left of second frame). That cloud base is straight as a ruler too.
    Classic high country sett-up where convection clocks off like a wharfie, right on sunset.
     
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  4. POW_hungry

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  5. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Interesting that GFS was pretty much on the money with this back on January the 4th. Impressive.
     
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  6. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's been a while since I've seen you share a +300hrs-out plot.
    Beginners luck!
     
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  7. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    I had a feeling. ;)
     
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  8. Jellybeans

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    Snow dusting possible to resort level (1300-1500m in the South, 1500-1800m in the North) on Friday afternoon/evening:


    The best activity is likely to be in the Southern resorts, provided it is cold enough.
     
  9. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Like all frontal systems at this time of year, Tas will see the bulk of the moisture with falls as high as 10-15mm tomorrow. It won't be leaving much more than 3-5mm on the mainland IMO. Good to see some polar air through the SE though.
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stunning upper level temps for mid-Summer.
    EC indicating -25C (500mb) over the mainland alps tomorrow night, from around midnight - which lends itself to some very unseasonably low snow.
     
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  11. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Will be up in the Jagungal area tonight. Might see some snow.
     
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  12. Kelpieboy

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    You may not be alone
     
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  13. POW_hungry

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    12am-2am Saturday is the sweet spot IMO.
    Finding moisture will likely be the tricky bit.
     
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    Like these cold fronts every 6 weeks or such. That's spot on average.
     
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  15. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    2021 says 'Hello Snow you dirty so and so':
     
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  16. Jellybeans

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    Looking white!
     
  17. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Decent coverage for 0.2mm in the gauge!
     
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  18. POW_hungry

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    #Pulse
    [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't look like much moisture getting north at this stage. The High Perch is windy to 35kmh but the sky is wall to wall milky way.
     
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    Light snow at CP turning circle according to Didge.
     
  21. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buller did well with what looks like 2-4cm, and notably all the way down to bottom of LBS.

    + A dusting on Thredbo’s Basin cam.
     
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  22. Jonathan_P

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    Looks like you are spot on.
     
  23. Claude Cat

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  24. Telestrom

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    Definitely not uncommon to get summer snow in NZ, this looks more like a winter forecast.

     
  25. Jacko4650

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    Snow in Tassie this morning:

     
  26. BlueHue

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    I like this a lot more than what the weather models are saying for the next ten days or so!
     
  27. POW_hungry

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    Indicators showing on EC for some polar influence on the SE in the first few days of FEB.
     
  28. Jacko4650

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    Who normally starts the GROUND COOLING thread each year? Is it time yet?
     
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    When the calendar-definition of Autumn starts.
    1st March.
     
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