Observations July 11th - 15th, the deep freeze

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  1. sidetrack

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    Hail and mixed sleet snow at Woodend. Temp down to 4.6 (dropped 3 in 2.5 hours) ASL 583.
     
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    Reports snow settling at stonleigh (west of Ballarat)

    And snowing in Daylesford
     
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    Definitely snow at Trentham..according to Jane O'Neil (aka tafka aussky) on FB.
     
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    fitting chains at Wilsons Valley - light snow falling in wild wind !!
     
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    am surprized Alpine Way from Khancoben to Thredbo is still coping..am not seeing any reports of trouble yet???

    Geehi to DHG must be getting more than slippery???
     
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    Looks to be settling a bit at least!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very strong wind, with hail passed through 5 or 10 mins ago. Just north of Albury. All with blue skies in the distance.
     
  9. sidetrack

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    mixed snow and hail at woodend, temp down 4.3 at ASL 583
     
  10. glengary

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    Hotham saying already chains for all vehicles on Harrietville approach and 2 wheel drives on Omeo side. Will be surprised if the roads are open in the morning.
     
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    Light rain and temps now dropping in Tuggeranong.
     
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    Reasonably heavy snow in Thredbo village now. Somewhere around 2-5cm judging by what's on the ground and parked cars.

    Edit: my balcony says 5.
     
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    I find they are more likely to close that road, due to rockfall than from snow, I have driven from Kancohban over alpine way when there was a decent amount of snow on the ground more than once. probably around 5cm's once and 5-10 another? Though i was very glad to see the road clearer that second time.... was in a AWD, but didn't really want to stop and fit chains.

    Also I observe still dry and even patches of blue sky here in South Melbs..
     
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    Hotham on lightning hold
     
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    Dumping down at Thredders. View from Cascades. About to demolish lunch!
     
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    I observe I'm going to head out again :D
     
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    Falls Creek reporting resort wide power out. Bloody hell
     
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    light snow at Mt Helen (Ballarat) :)
     
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    Slo-mo will do that
     
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    Just came in Hotham too. Unbelievable. No way road will stay open via Hville
     
  24. skimax

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    Wow the vicco resorts have had it all this year , rain , snot , snow , pow , thundersnow, thunder , lightning and now power outages.
     
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    Thredbo staff are being advised that chains are required for 2WD vehicles leaving the village this afternoon. Snow on the road down to the Diggings campground.
     
  27. MBR

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    Ballarat down to 1.7 was 5.8 half an hour ago. Going to be a long night at work! Sleet/ snow on mt buninyong
     
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    Winter delivers :thumbs:
     
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    That is an extraordinary drop
     
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    A few random snow flakes observed in Bendigo just then (250m ASL). Howling gale...
     
  32. snowjob

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    looking out my window in east civic (Canberra), its been trying to sleet on and off I reckon...
     
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    Whoa, check out the latest sounding from Mt Gambier!

    [​IMG]

    500hPa temps down to -32C, 700hPa down to -14C and 850hPa well into the negatives.
     
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    so you're saying it's cold? ;)
     
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    Yeah that's cold.
     
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    Must be legit
     
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    Colder uppers than at Casey Station in the Antarctic!
    (on par with Davis station, but not as cold as Mawson)
     
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    Big temp drop at Avalon Airport - down to 5.6c and the coldest air hasn't got here yet...
     
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    Quite low precip totals for much of Vic so far today - Cape Otway at 11mm only double digit
     
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    About to get a bit mental in the SE burbs.

    radar has a blob and it just got really dark
     
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    Had to stop skiing early as everything below the road was closed. It's cold, blowing a lot, snowing a lot and there are convoys off the hill. This has the feel of a proper old time Hotham blizzard. The skiing got better as the day went on.
     
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    Yeh, I can see it crossing the bay from the office window, It will probably blow through pretty quick.
     
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    Bears want to know if Moondog is doing any observations or is he sitting 2inches from the pot belly stove and wondering if its all a bad dream???
    sorry its just a wee bit off topic...o_O
     
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    CHUCKING hail in Brighton.
     
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    Still at lunch and making observations. I observe have had two bottles of red ned and a grandfather port and loving watch it smash down...
     
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    Cedarwood seams to be frozen just after 2pm :tany:
     
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    Will hit here any minute
     
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    Barely a drop in Torquay all day. Had one brief shower around lunchtime but nothing else at all. VERY windy though...
     
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    Well that might catch a few people out.
     
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    Snow has quieted down at Buller, not the wind though:(
     
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