Observations August 17th-22nd

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  1. mick chopps

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    So it was you who triggered the slide on Saturday? ;)
     
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    Walk was OK, no rain, but it feels colder than it did this morning, not sure if it is though - more snow to come
    also some lightning visable here, didn't hear any rumbles though
     
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    Winter Summer style storm Melbourne
     
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    Snow was wet at Perisher on Sunday as well, Sat afternoon was really nice though....

    RE: The Hotham road, we visited there for the first time weekend before last, until that visit, I always assumed that it was just some idiot in a govt department enforcing chains / regulations. This is truly not the case. I have driven on snow covered alpine roads in NZ / Europe / USA for whole seasons, and I can attest to the fact that the Hotham road requires this level of intervention by authorities. (I drive AWD, and was glad I had chains with me)
     
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    This morning's sounding suggested that there was a slight possibility of storms. Certainly more CAPE than we've seen for a while (and pretty unexpected for this time of year):
    [​IMG]

    At this time of year, any positive buoyancy is a surprise for us, really. To be getting to transition at 870hpa is pretty low in the atmosphere. Yeah, it's not Darwin in the middle of wet season like conditions, but it's a half-decent recipe for storms in the middle of August, and that's what's happening according to the radar.
     
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    Dont get me wrong i agree , but good luck getting resort mangement to hire more people .. it is a problem , but more what i was getting at was it isnt the fault of the people trying enforce it .. they do everything humanly possible to make that road as safe as possible but they just dont have the resources for that kind of supervision
     
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    Small hail in Preston
     
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    Wifey reporting sleety snow mix in upper Blue Mountains now.
     
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    If you look at the rader an you notice a bit of a hole kind of around the Brighton to Sandringham area, and everything developing around and after that hole.
    Well im sitting in the middle of that f**king hole.
    C'mon give me something
     
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    Easy to believe.. Cold rain at 200m lower. Not as cold as Saturday though.
     
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    Hi, TIA_M,

    It's a state highway and is managed by Vicroads with contractors ploughing the rd on their behalf.

    So Vicroads have a resonsibility to maintain safety (ie. Patrols at relevant times) with input from resort management & road Users.

    Cost? They get off lightly in Oz. Ploughed area is relatively short (less so Hotham & Perisher) & there's no howitzer/Avi work to do like aay Milford Sound or Rodgers Pass BC.

    Its buckpassing thats all. ( Racetracks are patrolled/marshalled!) - not a frree for all (like an Hotham i e day!)
     
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    Paging @Astro66 !!

    :out:
     
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    A few loud rumbles here in the dandenongs
     
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    Funnel, not tornado.
     
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    Not surprised, cold day in Sydney. 18 forecast, currently 13 in the northwest.
     
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    Heater back on at work. Temp has dropped to 10, big shower earlier with some rumbles.
     
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    Sky is black as anything, its all just going North of me though :(
     
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    I observer serious regret at the decision not to take an umbrella today...
     
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    Whilst Kama / RG isn't the longest run it's easily got the best pitch in P for deep face shots. So jealous Craig, so jealous :D
     
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    Feathers will be ruined for lyf. Should have taken a fluoro beanie with you.
     
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    Lel, sensing a trip to the barber tomorrow
     
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    I remember Michael's response when I told him I dont wash my hair with shampoo, except for the day I get it cut, and I get a haircut roughly once every 2 months, sometimes longer.
     
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    I am due (overdue actually) and I do tend to go on a Tuesday.
     
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    Im in the same boat kinda, I do wash with shampoo, but no way near as much as probably should.
    Hair gets cut when I think its probably about time.
     
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    that was CC firing up at topic highjackers!
    (Like this)
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    very much warranted
     
  32. mick chopps

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    I observe the feathers have dodged a bullet. No rain in Melbourne CBD just at the moment.
     
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    I observe this is correct! Yew
     
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    If there's a good base and a decent dump of fresh, the trees below Kama can be quite fun ;)
     
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    Yeah that was around where the shot from earlier was taken :D
     
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    Nice to see Mt. Franklin covered in snow this arvo.
     
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    Fairly heavy sleet/snow (??"sneet", ??"slew") at Buller.
     
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    yep, seems like it

     
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    Sleeting between Mt Boyce and Mt Victoria
     
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    Fantastic. Pack everything down and then snap freeze on a cold clear night.
     
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    Buller might get spring skiing.....in spring!
    Amazing.
     
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    Great late after noon in Bo, big dry flakes, no wind, bit warm which was weird, lovely! Nothing now, hope it cools down.
     
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    Its been hailing here in Woodend for about 15 mins now
     
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    Radar looks good for a bit more snow tonight IMO.
     
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    Wouldn't mind one of those cells on the Yarrawonga radar making their way over the mountains
     
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    Nice slow-moving blob heading towards Buller, temps dropping there too.

    Another 10-20cm tonight would be epic!
     
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    Bizarre. 3.1C & light winds @5pm on the AWS.
    And 3pm T-Skew puts the freeze level around 1700m. A litte, local inversion layer perhaps?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Big wet icy splots on the windscreen
     
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    Bit westerly. Are you sure you want that?
     
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    Wind speed is very low 4 knt which usually reduces the effect a bit.
    WSW with higher winds I've noticed is the worst.
     
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