Alpine R**n events.....

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  1. PiedPiper

    PiedPiper One of Us

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    Just quickly,
    how much rain fell during the massive rain event last year?
    at what temps?
    from memory i recall it was like 80-120mm, but i could easy be wrong...

    just asking out of interest in comparison this this week.
     
  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    148mms
     
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    ...and a max temp of 8oC (minimum of 3.3oC). Thankfully this one doesn't look as bad.

     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The temperature being important because it resulted in more snow melt. So the rain runoff combined with snow melt ended up in lake perisher. Would be much less damage if the same had fallen a few degrees cooler.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Every season for as long as I can recall (maybe not 2006 ?) had large scale rain events
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Typically followed by heaps of snow. So nothing to worry about.
     
  7. climberman

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    near on 150mm in July is a bit of an outlier though!
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^ yep, first one Ive seen, quite common in September though.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At the time it was progged for 30-40mm upper, before turning, which would have made last season rather excellent.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh yeah , I couldn't cope with six inches in mid winter ...
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its the aussie way
     
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    Trail Blazer Part of the Furniture

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    Probably more including the day before.

    Just imagine if that was snow. 178mm in two days.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201607/html/IDCJDW2112.201607.shtml

    (BTW for those unaware the rain is the 24 hrs to 9am on the day listed, so ignore the fact that it is next to negative temps. It all fell the previous day when temps were too warm).
     
  13. Donzah

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    I'm not sure if the atmosphere could be that saturated , yet cold enough for snow.
    *In Australia.

    Thats westland NZ type weather.
     
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    Exactly, this was discussed somewhere last week. Moisture of this magnitude typically has to have tropical origins/influence. From memory, much of it was pre-frontal picked up and fed ahead of the front (well-after it formed as a front in the Southern Ocean).
    Snow-bearing fronts for Australia are notoriously dry, much to do with the cold SST's of the Southern Ocean. When they're progged with 40-50m+ you can usually smell a rat.

    Before (had a solid NW feed in, ahead of the front over WA):

    After:
     
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    *At Perisher.
    Falls had ~50mm. Hotham ~80mm. Buller ~60mm.

    So the worst rain event in the history of rain and events, was really only confined to Perisher and Thredbo..
     
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    Which are the only resorts that will ultimately matter! In the end, there can be only two, oh, and Charlotte Pass.

    That event, and the amazing spring falls, must have made it a good year for power and irrigation?
     
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    rain
    rain
    and some more rain

    going for the evilest skigie this year :blb:
     
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    Meh.

    It's a fact of life with Australian snow. Rain, that is.
     
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    Its a fact of life at every ski resort ive ever done a season overseas too- to varying degrees of course!
     
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    Inc central honshu in mid Feb.

    It happens.
     
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    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So true
    I've seen rain and drizzle at Vail at 2500ASL mid January
    2 days after getting there when it was -20C
    Then it dumped 50cm again a couple of days later
    Which is a similar thing to this year without the -20C extreme
     
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    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We had it beginning of feb one year at Shiga, all the way to the top
     
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    Snow monkeys my arse