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Observations August 6-12th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, Aug 6, 2019.

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  1. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Sister’s place at the base of Mt Macedon.
     
  2. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    And Baw Baw today looking like it's one of the majors.


    Roads still closed to Baw Baw, Lake Mountain and Mt Macedon.
     
  3. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    "We have the rebel base in sight lord vader"
     
  4. Little Austria

    Little Austria Hard Yards

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    yep even the ski patrol need a hand?
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We may have to extend date range to include another shovel day for Baw Baw.
     
  6. grozzy

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    I would love to see some pictures of the Mt Baw Baw guage halfway up Summit T-Bar. Must be close to cracking the 1m mark.
     
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  7. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just getting towards Canberra, good snow in dem thar hills
     
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  8. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    90cm I think I heard.
     
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    A few of the lodges in the Falls village this morning. After last night's top up and the sun burnt away the clouds, it had to be the best conditions today you would get in Australia.
     
  10. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a bad day at falls.
    Shameless new ski pic
     
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    Just jumped back in the car at Perisher. -1c in the car park and the lightest of snow blowing around.
    I observed North P was bottomless face shots first thing....
     
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  12. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mods. Please just blanket like every post in thread. I think I missed some.

    Thanks.
     
  13. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Light snow at Buller all morning just looking like it might clear soon. I also observe I’ve got some digging to do so CG can get out first thing in the morning.
     
  14. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    That said there’s still a bit pushing up from the South on the radar but the Tassie rain shadow is in effect.
     
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  15. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agreed.

    Thanks to everyone who has submitted observations for this system, as it starts to rap up. Solid job from all those involved with the snow predictions, we collectively nailed this system very early on. Thanks to those who took a moment and sent us their snow pictures. The observations and predictions threads here were the best place to see this storm, from the long term forecast to the massive dump photos posted here in the last few days. And that is thanks to everyone :thumbs:
     
  16. Hermon

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    Mt St Gwinear reporting 130cm natural snow depth. 120cm in carpark. Best cover in about 25 years I reckon. Road is still closed too.
     
  17. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Dunno, I was at Falls LOL
     
  18. Swiss

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    Agreed x2. Thanks to the experts on here I was able to book accommodation and be up at Perisher for this.

    Never seen conditions like it in Oz.

     
  19. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Every season has its moments, just got to be there for them. Not always easy though
     
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  20. John C

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    Here's my ops from Friday Saturday at Thredbo.

     
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  21. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah... often midweek lol
     
  22. Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That feeling when you went to Thredbo last weekend... but could have been this weekend.
     
  23. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snowing again at Buller
     
  24. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Send off the track
     
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    AJS One of Us

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    Best bluebird morning I’ve skied at Thredbo, and that’s topping yesterday’s epic bluebird morning (before the snow started again) :eek:.
    Was carnage in the village this morning, so much snow everywhere! So much falling from the roofs as the sun warmed them - best to look up before stepping out.

    Had to call it a day as the legs were dead, and it’s snowing yet AGAIN :party:

    Can’t wait for tomorrow runs.

    Will update on conditions again later. No pics sorry, was too fun to stop and take them.
     
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  26. Chowder11

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    It does give a bit of hang time, hit that many a times
     
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    Can't remember the Tassie rainshadow looking so prominent on Sat. This system keeps delivering.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tassie is always a skyscraper...
    This was a little over a week ago:
     
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    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just settling in to the campground for the next two weeks. Had to put chains on the bus to maneuver into our site, she didnt want to back up in the snow!
     
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  30. Brownedog

    Brownedog First Runs

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    Snow on buffalo is a thing of beauty
     

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    It is, just couldn't remember seeing it that prominent. Maybe wasn't looking enough. :)
     
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    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lightly snowing again at falls
     
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    Alfred14 Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Has there been much throughout the day? BOM says ~5mm, got a feeling that is just melt into the rain gauge.
     
  34. Chowder11

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    Correct, has been nothing since I got up this morning at 7am.
    Has closed in now though so should snow lightly for a while
     
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    Saved this one from last year I think ?
    Just loved the snow on the Ben,
     
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    that feeling when you where done deal but had to pull the pin …..
    life's not so simple some times - but bigger pic all good.
     
  37. Baw Baw Bear

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    ROAD UPDATE 5.45pm
    Resort Entry and the Tourist Roads are now open to downhill traffic only for guests urgently needing to leave the resort. If you do leave tonight please take care on the roads.

    Tourist Road and Resort Entry Roads are expected to reopen to all traffic from 9.00am tomorrow morning. South Face Road is expected to remain closed.

    We will provide further updates at 9.00am tomorrow.
    Maltese looking awesome !!!
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  38. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Baw Baw Bear One of Us

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    Will it go SE Thredbo style?
     
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    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, I've lived below this mountain for 26 years and this was only the third opportunity to have a crack at the full back road ski up to Donna Buang and return.
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's already through the back door. It's all falling apart on the coast. Not enough convergence IMO.
    usually with a SE Thredbo special you see things tighten, but this is just steady onshore flow. That said it is steadily snowing in Thredbo so all good for now.
    Current precip obs for today:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Snowing on and off this evening at sawpit.
     
  44. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snowed at my mates place in Gisborne this morning.
     
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    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    What a storm...
     
  46. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe a blob down south

    Also snowing and 0° in thredbo as we drove in about 1700 today. Kids are going bananas

    Some carnage on the roadside - a buss had taken a biiig hit
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still snowing on the T-bone at perisher as well
     
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    walrusballs Hard Yards

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    Can I ask the other years that you were able to ski?
     
  49. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Off the top of my head, there was a couple of opportunities around 95 or 96. Best shot was 97 from memory when there was about 20cm at 500m but the road was still open and quickly turned into a mess.
    Last year had a good dump to low levels but I walked to Ben Cairn, wishing I had taken skis!
     
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    Sept 1995 was a special event, and I also remember visiting Donna Buang in August 96 when there was 60cm at the summit.
     
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