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Predictions August 1st - 4th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. glengary

    glengary One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I for one can see Baw Baw being the winner here. 1ST one to get cold and last one to get warm and best chance of a South Easterly flow.
     
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  2. ColdFronts

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  3. Cuddles

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    Is there any snow at Baw Baw now?
     
  4. Cuddles

    Cuddles One of Us

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    2m accumulation for weekly total is easily achievable, not 2m in one go!
    BOM is still happy with snow only above 1800m, happy with that form 9am Monday for 6 hours.,
    the hype begins
    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tasman-low-chances-increasing/524746

    A lot will miss Tassie and hit NSW
     
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  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Slipping away on 00Z EC, and trending inline with recent runs.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    DOn't like the look of the next couple of days. Think we are going to see lots of wet followed by not much snow.
     
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  7. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good words.
    Same here hence my reluctance to add any more than.
    Watching with interest which way the coin lands.
    To get off the fence tho I'm again sticking with #The Vibe.
     
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  8. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Certainly, looking that way. Our at-one-point big gain is likely to be a loss now. IMO.
    The models have really struggled with this one.
     
  9. Snowcone

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    Is it just me or do we never get significant upgrades, only downgrades. In my 3 or 4 years of following this forum, I can't remember many (?? any) times we got significant unexpected snow :(.
     
  10. gettingtooold

    gettingtooold One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking wet to me with the odd flurries at best.
     
  11. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    #561 nfip, Jul 31, 2016
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  12. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    i believe the technical term for snow forecasting in aus is 'hopecasting'
     
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  13. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Computer models are think tanks so the more real-time data they are fed the more accurate they become - hence why accuracy is greater the closer the run.
    That said upgrades/downgrades (as we know them) are merely corrections so in answer to your question I think you can always expect downgrades given the amount of variables and scenarios it has to eliminate as events happen.
     
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  14. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Apparently
     
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  15. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Also there has been a lot of weather , ECL's , last week a classic , that has been hard for the models to get a handle.
     
  16. jungfrau

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    The BOM 4 day (rule) maps look good IMO, am I reading it wrong or is the rule not applicable this time?
     
  17. Roarkie

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    Looks like Perisher and Thredbo will do best out of this one above 1600m, IMO. It's on a knife-edge really, could go either way whether we see good snow or not.
     
  18. Gregah

    Gregah Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    And the BOMs 7 day forecast (Hotham) is saying 30-85cm of snow, with no use of the "r" word and daytime maximums at 0 or below...
     
  19. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    ECL / Tasman lows are always a wild card.
     
  20. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    For tomorrow, wintery mix at best throughout peaks tomorrow (+1600-1800m) otherwise rain is 100% guaranteed IMO. Snow from late evening.
     
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  21. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Well it could be worse. IMO

    Hotham (1800m) - potentially snow from 4pm?

    [​IMG]

    Perisher
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    Buller
    [​IMG]

    Currently I see bugger all happening for the rest of the week TBH.
     
  22. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    I don't see this at all. It will be wet tomorrow, with a bit of snow tomorrow night and that's it.
    It's a very strange forecast, I don't see how they came up with it TBH.
    IMO
     
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  23. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Axsr is moisture laden for its duration. I'm prepared to back it over anything else
     
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  24. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well it's the ambitious one of the bunch. It's not out of the question for sure!
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bit of a mess IMO , but here tis.
    Gotta look at the 850's and 500's btw.


     
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  26. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    Pray that ACCESS G comes off for Tuesday...
     
  27. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    My head wants to go against this but i'm feeling like this will come off.
     
  28. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    ECL!!! It's better than Tasman Low. I think it will go for an ECL because it has the most agreement amongst the charts (If any) and because the high behind it might allow a bit of room for this system to stay in NSW for a while
     
  29. kiter

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    Why all the doom and gloom ?
     
  30. Claude Cat

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    I'm afraid AXS is out on it's own.


     
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  31. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Look at the charts and work it out.
     
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  32. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given the inputs into the various models can't be wildly different, there can't be much needed for it to go one way or the other (I'm only talking positioning and duration of low)
     
  33. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    GFS has a low strengthening significantly inland over the nsw/qld border :eek:

    And since when would we back GEM over axsR?!

    Just sayin....
     
  34. ColdFronts

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    Gem is inline with the GFS

    GFS now forms ecl up at QLDS/NSW border coming off the land with a tropical moisture influence.
    [​IMG]


    Nothing really to look at on the 2nd.



    [​IMG]
     
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  35. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    I was always worried about major rain from this event. I'm happy it's passing with not much of a moist whimper.
     
  36. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's really just model alignment, you can't rule GEM as a coincidence and ensembles suggest it'll tip in favour of the majority here. I like AXSR but it's not got much backing it IMO.
     
  37. nfip

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    You showed it yesterday on #542 :thumbs:
     
  38. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Careful, it's not due until tomorrow. I think many maybe surprised at it's punch.
     
  39. ColdFronts

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    That was still on land yeah not, formed over water?
     
  40. Jellybeans

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    [​IMG]
    This is annoying. GFS is giving us a ECL too far to influence the Alps, Cold Southerlies and a strong high after the front. 5-15cm IMO 60-100mm of rain on Monday. Looking like a Net Loss
     
  41. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I agree. But it's a question of weighing the numbers game of 'more agreement wins' with the best local forecaster isn't it? And doesn't axsR use more sophisticated local inputs?

    So in a close run thing, I'll take the model which uses the best known inputs (if that is indeed what axsR has)...
     
  42. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    The outcome of this will depend mainly on two things, how fast does the system cross the Alps and how strong the system is
     
  43. nfip

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    True but that's where the real one's wander down from , at least this year #vibe ?
     
  44. 1st_King_of_QBN

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    True.
     
  45. Claude Cat

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    I'll back EC over all the other models, twice over.
     
  46. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Yep, it's all happening tomorrow.
     
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    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    fify ;)
     
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  48. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does it have a good snowfall accuracy rate?
     
  49. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    You do know that BOM use EC over AXS?
     
  50. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's already got both moisture and cold air. That's without doubt