July 15th-19th OBS

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by choc, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    It would help if they gave us the location and info for those mini stations.
     
  2. Style Doggie

    Style Doggie Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Hey Rossi, unfortunately I think they are just large raindrops. They appear a bit white because the slow shutter speed use in low light causes blurring of the droplets. But I'd be happy to be wrong of course.
     
  3. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    17,420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    VIC
    Now why the heck would they go n do that?
    So idjits can vandalise them?
     
    #203 Fangin'Wolvy, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  4. Jeffo

    Jeffo Hard Yards

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    1
    [​IMG]

    hmm looks nice and white, but looks like the ground is soaked [​IMG]

    (wont update)
     
    #204 Jeffo, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2013
  5. Djon

    Djon First Runs

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Yeah, I am assuming they have them, but I can't imagine any vaguely modern snowmaking system not having a network of stations.

    Perisher Blue do provide weather data from all around the resort which is nice (when they work [​IMG] ) :

    0.2c at 10pm at 1970m there...

    http://www.perisherblue.com.au/winter/snowreport/aws.php
     
    #205 Djon, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  6. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    No! so people like us can monitor round the clock weather information for hotham.
     
    #206 SkiTiger, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  7. frazels

    frazels One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Melbourne
    One is definately at Road Runner.
    Probably another up at the Summit,
    and another towards Swindlers Valley (near Sundowner maybe).
     
  8. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    I've been watching this cam for a coupla seasons now before I go up there. This is either torrential drops of rain, sleet or wet snow.

    You don't see rain so good and it generally spatters the lense with water.

    I think it one of the last two.
     
    #208 rossi, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  9. Djon

    Djon First Runs

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Looks like white, wet, snow to me. R*in doesn't show up so white on the cam, and is usually not so easy to see. Still a little way from settling though it seems...
     
    #209 Djon, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  10. frazels

    frazels One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I think that is slow shutter speed rather than snow

    [​IMG]
     
    #210 frazels, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 25, 2013
  11. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    [/qb][/QUOTE]Looks like white, wet, snow to me. R*in doesn't show up so white on the cam, and is usually not so easy to see. Still a little way from settling though it seems... [/QB][/QUOTE]

    :cheers:
     
  12. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    17,420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    VIC
    found my fletch cam hog...
    :headbang:
     
  13. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    18,503
    Likes Received:
    23,230
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    Deffinately snowing on Hotham. Intermitantly heavy, from what I've been told.
     
  14. frazels

    frazels One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Fletcher's cam was showing streaks of rain 15 minutes ago POW...
     
  15. Style Doggie

    Style Doggie Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Wet snow it is then, like I said very happy to be wrong. Whats the height of the carpark there?
     
  16. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    -0.1 @HOTHAM!!!!!
     
  17. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    YAY! finally it has hit the negs!
     
  18. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    Mt Hotham in the negatives.

    Falls Creek 0.1


    It's slurpee time.
     
  19. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    18,503
    Likes Received:
    23,230
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    Just so everyone knows. It can snow above Zero Degrees. :p
     
  20. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    About 1580m
     
    #220 rossi, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  21. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    yea but doesnt it sound so much better when it is n the negs?
     
  22. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    18,503
    Likes Received:
    23,230
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    Which carpark? the small one next to the MHRMB?? Thats well above 1700m!
     
    #222 POW_hungry, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  23. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    When I was a kid in the north of England, we'd have a minus 6 day and Granny (rest her soul) would say 'its too cold to snow'.

    Sure as ****, when it hit about 3 it would snow.
     
    #223 rossi, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  24. Style Doggie

    Style Doggie Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Being negative makes me positive
     
  25. frazels

    frazels One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Melbourne
    http://www4.visitvictoria.com/displayObj...90318/vvt.vhtml

    Someone is wrong by a fair bit...
     
    #225 frazels, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 25, 2013
  26. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    I would say the big one around 1700m with the one at blu ribbon 1650m.
     
  27. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    [​IMG]

    Sorry Falls Carpark is about 1500m
     
    #227 rossi, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  28. frazels

    frazels One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Yeah. Central defineately >1700m
     
  29. Jeffo

    Jeffo Hard Yards

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think he was refering to the location of the falls creek carpark cam...
     
  30. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
  31. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    Yeah, so it was snowing at 1500m at Falls Creek.

    Encouraging, no.??
     
  32. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    71,969
    Likes Received:
    26,575
    Location:
    Cranhole, Melbourne, VIC
    imagine if it had been 2C colder the whole time, this would have been magic.
     
  33. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    71,969
    Likes Received:
    26,575
    Location:
    Cranhole, Melbourne, VIC
    i dont think its snowing at falls. cam shows a lot of grainy stuff towards the top right light, that would be rain.
     
  34. Style Doggie

    Style Doggie Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Thinking about canning my Aug 5th family ski trip to PB and heading across the Tasman. I'll be losing my deposits but this is looking really ****. Are there any potential fronts between now and then that I should consider before making a drastic decision?
     
  35. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    There still plenty of moisture out there, and the temps are coming down.
     
    #235 rossi, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  36. rossi

    rossi First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CANE TOAD COUNTRY
    Its definately a mix of precipitation, but you generally get that graininess from this cam especially when its humid or foggy.
     
    #236 rossi, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2013
  37. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Messages:
    37,051
    Likes Received:
    375
    Hmm East Sale radar is back online.

    How more more precip is left would Sandy/Djon or Verm say [​IMG] ?

    I dont think much more but the BOM would know better than me

    "Rain areas with heavy falls should continue in Gippsland for most of Monday.
    Showers and drizzle will continue elsewhere, especially over southern and
    mountain districts"
     
    #237 skiflat, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2013
  38. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    18,503
    Likes Received:
    23,230
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
    I am concerned for Buller. 2.2 with SSE winds currently...
    Does'nt look like dropping below freezing tonight. [​IMG]
     
    #238 POW_hungry, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2013
  39. SkiTiger

    SkiTiger First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane
    oh no! hotham temp crept back up to 0.2!!!
     
  40. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Messages:
    37,051
    Likes Received:
    375
    POW: Yeh buller hasn't changed much [​IMG] Looking at the cam.

    Bourke Street cam while it was lit at 9pm was looking very very wet/watery. I expect most of the sides of Bourke St to be showing dirt by morning !

    As a nice finishing point before Sandy closes this 10 page thread, as I and a few others have been saying for a while, the rest of July looks like no snow falling, except for maybe 5cms or so in about a week !

    Discuss! [​IMG] :p
     
    #240 skiflat, Jul 16, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2013
  41. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Messages:
    37,051
    Likes Received:
    375
    Poor Mt Baw Baw, temp now up to 4.4 and 6.0mm of rain so far! What little snow they had left will be gone by morning me thinks!