How many cold fronts cross the mountains each winter?

dar

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I am curious to see a summary of how many we get crossing each season (late may to mid october). From these you could determine which of these produce snow which contribute to the ski season. These can further be categorised into the amount of snow they contribute. eg those that product less than 5cm, 5-10, 10-20, 20+ . I would not include fronts that deliver snow too early eg april or november. I know that there are other detailed posts on this topic but I would like to put a summary together.
 

Kangaroo

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It will be interesting to find out.

Also, I notice that 'cloud seeding' hasn't been discussed much this winter.

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bogong_flyer

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Kangaroo said:
Also, I notice that 'cloud seeding' hasn't been discussed much this winter.
Its a bit hard without clouds.... and they may want to keep a low profile during a r@#n event!!

In a "normal" season we can expect to at least average one strong front per week (supplemented by a few additional weaker ones). Obviously we are a long way from that this season and a significant amount of the snow we have had has come from cut-off cold pools rather than fronts that are embedded in the westerlies.
 
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