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Snow Report Baw Baw.4.5.20. Still XC skiable!

Discussion in 'Mt Baw Baw' started by Mister Tee on XC Skis, May 4, 2020.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    May 4th 2020. The best conditions we will never ski and /or will possibly see from one snow storm in 2020.
    Tank hill, still looking the part and untracked!
     
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    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    More snow is coming to Baw Baw
    on May 9th 2020.
    Saturday 9 May
    Summary
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    Min 3
    Max 4
    Snow showers. Very windy.
    Possible rainfall: 6 to 10 mm
    Chance of any rain: 95% [​IMG]
    West and South Gippsland area
    Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 900 metres. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.

    Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

    Sunday 10 May
    Summary
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    Min -2
    Max 2
    Snow shower or two.
    Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
    Chance of any rain: 50% [​IMG]
     
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  3. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    A little more snow is coming to BB. We shall wait and see how much falls, and if we are officially allowed out of Melb. next week and see if there is a rock hopper XC ski able amount .

    http://www.janebunn.net/mt-baw-baw
    Mount Baw Baw Forecast
    View the current warnings for Victoria

    Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Saturday 9 May 2020.

    Forecast for the rest of Saturday
    Summary
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    Max 5
    Showers or snow. Very windy.
    Chance of any rain: 95% [​IMG]
    West and South Gippsland area
    Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1500 metres this afternoon, lowering to 900 metres tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the west in the late morning and afternoon. Squally winds with showers or thunderstorms. Local hail later. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending westerly in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 17.

    Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

    7 day Town Forecasts

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    Location Min Max
    [​IMG] Latrobe Valley – 14
    [​IMG] Sale – 17
    Sunday 10 May
    Summary
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    Min -4
    Max 2
    Snow showers. Wind easing.
    Possible rainfall: 1 to 2 mm
    Chance of any rain: 80% [​IMG]
    West and South Gippsland area
    Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 900 metres. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

    Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

    Monday 11 May
    Summary
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    Min -1
    Max 5
    Partly cloudy.
    Chance of any rain: 5% [​IMG]
    West and South Gippsland area
    Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near Wilsons Promontory, most likely during the morning. . Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

    Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 12:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

    Tuesday 12 May
    Summary
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    Min 0
    Max 5
    Possible shower.
    Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
    Chance of any rain: 40% [​IMG]
    West and South Gippsland area
    Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely during the afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.

    Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

    Wednesday 13 May
    Summary
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    Min 1
    Max 4
    Snow showers.
    Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
    Chance of any rain: 80% [​IMG]
    Thursday 14 May
    Summary
    [​IMG]
    Min -2
    Max 3
    Possible snow shower.
    Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
    Chance of any rain: 40% [​IMG]
     
  4. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cams are looking the goods again. Frustration is building. Somewhat over isolockdown.
     
  5. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    My word you are right ! @chriscross
    Yes this is all total bollocks. Being locked up in your own abode indefinitely is not a plan anyone can adhere to for longer than 6-7 weeks.
    More people are going totally around the twist :-0 than are being admitted to ICU for CV19 :-(. My friend who is a psych. nurse in the Emergency Room at a major hospital says the same thing to me each week .
    We could be XC skiing at BB tomorrow morning !!! FFS!!.
    This is becoming very hard to take, two weekends in a row FFS!!. PLEASE Let me out , I am bleeding dying to go Nordic skiing.
     
  6. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    I would say 5 -8 cms of snow and counting on the summit trail perhaps? . Continuous cover but a bit thin to crash on if you are a rusty XC skier coming back from long, long off season.
    https://mountbawbaw.com.au/
     
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    Throwing it down !
     
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    Get used to it Princess, everyone else is.
     
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    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, even half a meter will see nobody committed. Completely unaffected here !
    Oobly oongar ! Goongar !
     
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    https://mountbawbaw.com.au/
    Baw Baw is NOW OPEN to day visitors. If it snows properly later next week then XC skiing there is now possible :).
     
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    Earlier, Victoria said it would relax travel curbs to boost tourism in its bushfire-struck towns, a key contributor to the southern state's coffers.


    Tourists will be able to stay overnight from June 1 in regional areas in the state, Premier Daniel Andrews said.


    Victoria will open up ski fields from June 22, with strict rules around hygiene and without shared facilities after a testing blitz showed low levels of community transmission.
    GAME ON!
     
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    Forecast from jane predicts 0 cm? Unlike bom.
     
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    Ms.Bunn's automated modelling leaps around from snowmageddon to grass skiing in a single day. When I posted that link it showed both BOM and Ms. Bunn were looking at a half decent snowfall at Baw Baw and Mt.St.G. .
     
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    Jane usually goes with EC computer model, I think. Now showing 10 cm. Right on the borderline IMO. 15-20 and it's game on.
     
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    Is there any snow there now?
     
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    Look at the snow cameras.
    That is what they are for.
    It is grass skiing all the way but next week on Tuesday at Baw Baw and Mt. St. G. should be skiable.
    If you go in via Mt. St. G. take a chainsaw, chains and a snow shovel.
     
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    I did look but they were all dark :)

    Not for skiing, for snowplay.
     
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    Again zero ,not enough to make a snow man.
    If you just want to goof around , maybe take your kids to throw some snow balls I will say that The Baw Baw approach road is diabolically steep . Only the Mt. Hotham road coming in from Harrietville is as challenging to drive on after a big snow fall.
    The Mt. St. Gwinear road is less of a challenge in some ways but it is not sealed. Lake Mtn. will get some snow on Monday . Mt. Donna Buang and Mt. Margaret Gap will probably get enough for snow play .Check the snow cam.s at 4 pm on Monday June 1st and then make a plan. Mt. Donna Buang has a FB page with reports about snow falls.
    If there is snow at the Lake Mt. car park then there should be snow at Mt. Margaret gap. Mt. Stirling will get snow too going by the forecasting at present.
     
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    Blizzard conditions forecast atm. Monday 6 could be better. Plus w/e, school hols.
     
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    I am sure BB wishes they could wind the clock back to early May for the snow they had then.
     
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    I see they’ve had a small top up - maybe 5 cm. A shame it’s at the end of the weekend.

    But they don’t seem to be able to keep a base this year - much like other smalls and much of Buller. Even Falls can’t really keep their front bowl covered - although I’m sure some grooming would help.

    Covid aside, getting early Couple of dumps in May rather June (Then a dry, mild June) mild really hurt base building in Vicco this year, which in turn kills chances For a decent Season. These small top ups would be handy with a base of even 30-40 cm.

    As others have said in the Falls thread, we’ll need a killer August / early September to produce half decent skiing on the small hills - well indeed everywhere in Vic. Not impossible but the indicators listed on the weather forecast thread Aren’t promising.
     
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    I tend to agree with you. My dreams of having another season like I had in 2019 when I skied over 25 days from May to December , covering 100's of KMs in the car and on XC skis and in which I basically almost burnt out by September 2019 will remain dreams this year.
    If we must have a shite ski season with hardly any snow then let it be the year many of us are in plague riddled lockdown.