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Anzac Weekend Snow

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Snow Blowey, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Charlotte pass is the cheaper option but the road is alot higher and the last 10km or so could be a bit sketchy if conditions are bad. Not sure if they'll be out there ploughing - i'd say so given there's likley to be a few out and about. Even so you'll see snow further down the road if you can't get through to the end of the road.
     
  2. zztopless

    zztopless First Runs

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    Thanks, I'm guessing chains aren't needed for these conditions?
     
  3. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's definitely hard to believe that a month a ago Adelaide was going through the hottest spell in Australian history (11+ days of +35 degrees Celsius).
    Tonight Mt Lofty is left with 3-6C and isolated heavy hail...

    NSW resorts are definitely going to benefit out of this system.
     
  4. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Argh... Most definitely chains will be needed above ground higher than 800m (even if it is precautionary).
     
  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buller just coped a nice 2 degree fall and a 2 mm fall to go with it.
     
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    snowobsessedgirl Hard Yards

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    I think it is snowing at Buller, but its hard to see on the photo...(It looks like heaps has fallen, but that cant be true)

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. snowobsessedgirl

    snowobsessedgirl Hard Yards

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    Both Baw Baw and Buller are below zero, with precipitation, I'm excited [​IMG] (pity I'm in Adelaide)

    Falls, Hotham and Thredbo havent got cold enough yet.
     
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  9. Principal Douglas

    Principal Douglas A Local

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    There's snow on the Lake Mtn cam and on the Drovers cam at Falls...
     
  10. Kellys

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    Baw Baw has about 2 cm, unfortunately KellyKam is not running yet,
    (The housing is mounted)
    Watch this space!
     
  11. BH

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    hmmm- No snow in NSW yet and temps still too warm. Downgrade in moisture 10cm tops by Monday for mine (NSW resorts).
     
  12. Principal Douglas

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    Yeah it doesn't look great for a big dump. Definitely cold enough but no where near enough moisture
     
  13. Goats Eye Riders Left

    Goats Eye Riders Left One of Us

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    currently 6 degrees and raining here in Adelaide.

    Yay.
     
  14. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Meso-laps still showing 30-50cm in the next couple of days.

    Precipitation totals of 25mm at hotham and buller overnight - that should fall as snow up high in NSW. And there's still plenty of moisture crossing the coast in SA in the guts of the coldest air.
     
  15. the_guru

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    Surprised really. It was 14 degrees last night in H'ville at about 10pm.
    This morning it looks very white on Hotham. If it keeps up I might have to lay some tracks tomorrow morning?
     
  16. main street

    main street Sun Peaks Resident

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    [​IMG]

    You don't even like your rock hoppers Guru ?? [​IMG]
     
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  17. Fastlaner

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    Still very cold here in Adelaide (7 degrees) and some very useful rain. Locally, I've had 27mm to 9:00am on top of 14mm the day before.
    When this pool of cold air gets to the Alps we may see some decent falls.
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    cams look great for victoria, not so crash hot for nsw
     
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    main street Sun Peaks Resident

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    Yeah,..... no sign of anything for NSW yet..... I'd expect that to change by the end of the day though....
     
  20. Principal Douglas

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    Snowing up high in NSW now - above 1900m anyway. The snow level won't take long to start lowering
     
  21. Outlooker

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    Was snowing in PB and some settling on the ground but sun is out again. Time to go.
     
  22. mad4snow

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    Snow starting to settle on the NSW cams
     
  24. NoOne

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    [​IMG]
    Could go for a couple of these systems in late May!!!
     
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    flakn good now mite start to settle if this keeps up
     
  26. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's some good convergence over the Southern Alps, clearly visible here:
    WeatherZone Radar
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    only a novice here but would I be right in saying it is concentrated in the victoria areas?
     
  28. Principal Douglas

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    It's passing over and hitting NSW now. Snow has settled already at Thredbo and it's just starting to settle at Perisher.
     
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    Rain / Sleet in Jindabyne at the moment. Lots of precip heading this way by the look on the radars. NSW should cop it this afternoon and tonight. Cabramurra has droped from 5 to 2.4 in 15 mins and Thredbo top is now below 0. Here it comes.
     
  30. BH

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    Sleet in Jindy???. We have light rain in Berridale and its 12c. Jindy aint that far away and considering its only -.04 at the top of Thredbo I find it slightly hard to believe its sleet.
     
  31. Principal Douglas

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    I didn't see any sleet, just rain. My thermometer says 13 degrees
     
  32. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    some stuff in vic, 10cms maybe.
     
  33. Mattoman

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    haha buller is covered nicely!! i love snow its snowing!!!
     
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    Same. My thermometer reads 14.5 up near the top of Gippsland St.

    I just got back from down the street where it had started to rain and now I'm walking around the house in shorts and a t-shirt!

    I know that it is coming though and hope that the BOM is right with their forecast because we could wake up to a white Jindy tomorrow morning!!! [​IMG]
     
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  35. mad4snow

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    starting to look got for nsw atm. should start to see some good accumulation by this avo and defiantly by tomorrow morning.

    http://ski.com.au/snowcams/thredbo4.html

    i'd say 15- 20cm.

    1 month 10 days
    [​IMG]
     
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  36. BH

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    I think (hoping i am wrong) most of the moisture will slip south of the NSW resorts- following the current track- Thredbo will do the best but I still think 10-15cm max. Light dusting for Jindabyne and surounds probably not till very late today/early tomorrow. Gee Falls Creek cam looks great!!!
     
  37. Boonie

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    Just arrived down from Falls. Snowing down to just below Howman's gap at 12pm. Drove up to the dam wall, perhaps 10cm or so on the ground there, about 5 at Gully chair. Surprisingly enough there was very little wind.
     
  38. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My cuz is up at Buller and said it has been snowing for the last 10hrs
     
  39. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    and according to the BOM obs they've had about 17mm of precip since it hit zero and still -2.

    Much as I'm loving this, I'm supposed to be meeting a plumber at Buller on Tuesday to check the roof of our apartment for any potential leaks prior to the season. Probably going to have 20cm of white stuff on it [​IMG]

    might have to get the kids sled out and take a few runs down Bourke St or even a few laps around the village on the XC skis [​IMG]
     
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  40. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    NSW should do better than VIC from this one. Like i said earlier still plenty of moisture pushing inland across the SA coast. If anything some of it may go to far north.

    I'm pretty confident there will be at least 30cm around 1800m. So confident i'm working today so i can get a ski in through the week!
     
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  41. SnowBound

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    so far the VIC resort cams look much better than the NSW ones!
    any chance of the blue mtns to get anything?
     
  42. oreo

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    Please take a bunch of photos and post a prompt trip report [​IMG]

    If it turns out enough snow falls, I would try to sneak away for a couple of days, but I think it's best saved for later when the season really starts.
     
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  43. MickyJ007

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    Crap all at Perisher atm. Falls is looking the goods but.
     
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    Can anyone post pics of any resort if they happen to be at one over the next few days?

    Apparently Falls Creek already have 10 cm, with "big fluffly flakes" continuing to fall [​IMG]
     
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    Its cold in Berridale sitting around 6c ATM. Had a big drop in temp about an hour ago- definatly looks and feels like it could snow tonight. Heater is on for the first time this year.
     
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  47. SelwynSnowfields

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    Selwyn is doing very well, although I can't tell from the cams if it's still falling.

    [​IMG]
     
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  48. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looked to be coming down hard at thredbo based on the late afternoon shots from the merrits and kosi express cams. I think it will look pretty good tomorrow morning.

    I'm off to Mt Canobolas (near orange) for a gander tonight.
     
  49. Principal Douglas

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    When I lived in Orange I used to do regular runs up Mt Canobolas to look for snow [​IMG]
     
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  50. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    PD, are there many places to camp up high? Only need enough space for 2 man swag. Preferably not under the towers.