News BOM Ideas Snow Survey

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by SkiToes, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. SkiToes

    SkiToes Hard Yards

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    Got this email from the BOM today, they said to share with family and friends :)

    Made sure ski.com.au Weather forum got a mention in my submission.
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    We are reaching out to the BOM Ideas community to help us understand how weather information for skiing, snowboarding and other snow-based activities is used.

    Take part in this short online survey:

    https://az12uc87.optimalworkshop.com/questions/038k680p

    Results will be used to improve our snow forecast services and help prioritise the issues that matter most to people participating in snow-based activities.

    Feel free to forward this on to other friends and family with an interest in snow forecasts.

    This survey will close in October 2019.

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Bureau of Meteorology
     
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  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheers - I’ll try at some stage
    It’s not optimised for
    Mobile, I can’t see the second set of questions.
     
  3. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice survey - put together in a well-informed way
     
  4. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Richard maybe worth making this a sticky in weather...
     
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  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    An interesting question/elective response here for @Richard & @Ian D
     
  6. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    One and all participants on this forum should be completing this survey IMO.

    BoM Should never live down the decommissioning of Charlotte's Pass AWS and the pull back of Backcountry Severe Weather warnings.
     
  7. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    received this also myself.
    completed earlier.
     
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  8. Podlet

    Podlet Part of the Furniture

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    thanks for posting this. I've completed it and thought it was quite well done.
     
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  9. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've had convo with BOM thru their own facey / messenger.
    They are fully open to dialogue with grass roots punters like self / us.
    I asked the question about the seemingly reluctant use of the " B " word .
     
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  10. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    ‘Great’ and? ...

    By the way, happy to respond. Feels like Victoria gets the ‘cut down’ snow forecast c/f with NSW (esp. weekends) so I think there’s lots of scope for ideas & improvements.

    NZ mountain forecasts also serve as template for this side of the ditch.

    (Looks like I better get typing!)
     
  11. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry I didn't get back to this when I got their answer, which basically they said " we do" !.

    Next event they did put Blizzard in their warnings , tho it was pretty decent event - we got 1m in Oz.

    Quote from the BOM glossary

    Blizzard
    Violent and very cold wind which is loaded with snow, some of which has been raised from snow covered ground.

    Here quote from the AAD. ( which gives some more definite boxes to tick)

    Blizzards and whiteout
    Blizzards are said to occur when wind speeds are gale force or stronger for at least an hour, the temperature is less that 0°C and visibility is reduced to 100m or less. These conditions are dangerous and disruptive for outdoor activities. Sometimes blizzards persist for days.

    Whiteout is an optical phenomenon in which uniform light conditions effectively make it impossible to distinguish shadows, landmarks or the horizon. This can occur when the snow cover is unbroken and the sky is overcast. Whiteout is a serious hazard as it causes a loss of perspective and direction
     
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