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Observations August 9th-15th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    2cm at Buller isn't much but hopefully there is some snow this evening. Liking the chances of Federation and Southside opening on the weekend.
     
  2. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The old fizz chestnut.
    This had prefrontal then clip written all over it from a week out.
    Went as expected imo-perhaps 5cm less than expected. 5-10 seemed par by me.
     
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  3. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    This evening?
    Don't think so
     
  4. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe he meant tmrw night....
     
  5. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    It was a less pre-frontal / less post-frontal system ;)
    The only thing it really brought was wind.
     
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  6. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has seemed a very windy winter this year.
     
  7. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry I meant Friday Night
     
  8. dr80

    dr80 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Really. Based on ...?
    ha . No Base ( pun not intended lol )
     
  9. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Stay on topic
     
  10. melty68

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    i agree with claude this an observation thread about current weather....plenty of other threads to have a say.
     
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  11. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher scored over 20mm of rain followed by 3cm of snow. If that's not a fizzer I don't know what is.

    Seven days out was looking a lot more promising, some were calling for 40cm (yes, after some pre-frontal). Even the 4 day chart was showing a lot more than what we got.
     
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  12. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    The system really faded in the last few days. Sometimes happens.
     
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  13. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    This.
    Save the gloom and doom whinging for somewhere else.
    Falls got a real 10cm over night and cams showing a nice fresh white cover.
     
  14. mick chopps

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    and with the wind it'll be double that in spots.
     
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    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe good call.
     
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  16. Timmossy

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    Been lightly snowing all morning at Hotham so showing as much love as possible.
     
  17. The Fallen

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    A weak Curry system. Plenty of wind but no dumpage
     
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  18. pykie

    pykie Hard Yards

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    Falls had 10cm overnight, been snowing steadily all morning at least another 10cm in it, good powder all today.

    Could be 25-30 in it if this keeps going into tonight
     
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  19. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    you'll have to pardon my skepticism here but there's been no change in the cedarwood cam that I can see. You sure it's not just snow blowing off the higher exposed areas into the leeward slopes?
     
  20. pykie

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    Been 100% snowing steadily all day mate, I'm sitting in my lodge in the village atm big sized flakes, there was very little wind all morning just steady flakes. Will post a pic of the roof in a minute which was bare yesterday
     
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  21. mick chopps

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    great to hear! look forward to them pics! :thumbs:
     
  22. Chowder11

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    Gully chair cam tells me that this is very possible.

    Can definitely see snow falling on the cam at the moment.
     
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  23. pykie

    pykie Hard Yards

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    Good to see it snowing somewhere in Australia.
     
  25. pykie

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    Stopped snowing now, so was a good 12-15 hours worth.
     
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  26. Funky

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    Very windy day at Thredbo today. All chairs stayed open though.

    Was quite warm (despite the wind chill) and generally a blue bird day for most of it.
     
  27. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cedarwood can nearly buried, so definitely added to overnight total
     
  28. chriscross

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    Anyone see anything happening on Friday night, or just r**n ?
     
  29. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wrong thread (see predictions thread), but it will definitely snow Imo. 5-10cm...

    IMO
     
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  30. teckel

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    I observe that the daffodils are about 3 weeks ahead of normal.
     
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  31. spottedreptile

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    I observe that magpies are swooping already.
     
  32. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    After our little early Spring burst here in Sydney, it feels like winter is back again this morning.
     
  33. Untele-whippet

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    I observe the guns have covered the ever enlarging islands of green at Friday Flat Thredbo for the moment
     
  34. kiter

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    I observe that my caravan annexe was flattened by the wind from this front in jindy . Must have been a big blow . The old girl has survived many other fronts . All bluster and no substance it seems
     
  35. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At Falls. 0 visibility. Snow nice enough but not that great when you can't see.
     
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  36. Claude Cat

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    Yep, got done last Sunday.
    Feels very much like early spring here in Melbourne.
     
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  37. Claude Cat

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  38. mr

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    there was a good RN program on 'Sprinter' the other day, and how in last few decades in our part of the world spring is 3 days / decade earlier IIRC
     
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    was that on before or after the program that said the world is cooling because the sun has developed spots all over it?
     
  40. Hunter

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    Rain band just crossing Mt Gambier
    Is this expected to make it to the mountains tonight and snow ? If so how much ?
     
  41. POW_hungry

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    ^^ Weak front. It'll make the mountains but maybe a few cms at best IMO.
     
  42. Hunter

    Hunter Part of the Furniture Endless Winter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thank you
     
  43. Nidecker

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    Thredbo really have struggled this year down low, they make some snow then get smashed by rain, normally its a pretty reliable snowmaking area
     
  44. Ted Harper

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    I observed 20C water and around the same air temperature at Palm Beach around lunchtime. Also two guys surfing happily wetsuit-less, even though most of us were wearing steamers - more from winter habit than any necessity at present. I also observed a bumper crop of clover and bindis in the grass next to the car park, with the bindis just about ready to get to the ouchy stage!
     
  45. POW_hungry

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    I observe Dartmoor in Western Vic just picked up 4.5mm.
     
  46. skichic

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    Lots of icy patches at perisher. Either needs 20cm or some warmer weather.
     
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    Got to Thredbo this arvo. Drove up to Dead Horse Gap about 2pm and did a quick backcountry ski up to South Ramshead.

    Cover is ok, not great but adequate. Skiing to/from the car without issues.

    Snow surface is a cm or so of dust on crust. Actually skied quite nicely on windblown areas, until you hit the bare icy patches. First three turns were good and the fourth one is SKRRRRRRCHHH.

    One flurry on the way back down. Some cloud but doesn't look socked in at all in Thredbo this evening.
     
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  48. Timmossy

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    Currently snowing at Hotham.
     
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  49. Chowder11

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    Light snow also at falls
     
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    Another cold and windy day here in Perisher. Wind eased this afternoon and temperature was nice and cold with negative temps all afternoon - just need some moisture our way :(
    The ice pack(a lot of ice!) is hanging in there at least with these cooler temps we have had the past few days.
    Good dry windblown stashes around if you know where to look;) just need to learn how to ice skate to get there
     
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