July 24th-31st(Observations)

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Sandy, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Sandy

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  2. Mrstr_Chief

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    The Frog has forcasted sunny days from wednesday till the weekend, the bom thinks its gonna rain, a bit confused here... can anyone give me an explenation?
     
  3. viswin

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    A few news from this very weird day in Thredbo. Hit the slope this morning around 8.30 am. Snow down to the village but it was drizzling. The snow level around 9.30 am was quiet high (top of gunbarrel : 1800 m). Tried Anton and altough it was fresh snow falling higher, the cover was already wet and heavy. Didn't stop to rain/drizzle uptill 11.00 am when I decided to dry myself at Meritt restaurant. Started then to snow heavely and lowered to the village. (big fatty flakes). Went back to the chalet for a snooze and hit the slopes again around 2.00 pm under....light rain. It was raining up to the top. Finished my day at Friday Flat for a few runs with my daughter under some patches of blue sky but the air was quiet warm. Big clouds seems to rolled in again (5.20 pm) tough temperature needs a serious drop. Asta la vista.
     
  4. Stratus

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    BoM's will be more accurate as it was updated this afternoon!
     
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  5. Vermillion

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    looks like NSW is doing great today, well in comparison to nothing. At least someone is getting some.
     
  6. person s

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    Perisher Blue are claiming 25 cm since yesterday! This is just a touch non-cred.
     
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  7. BrumbyJack

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    Not from what I got told by people coming off the hill tonight... that's about what they were all saying, some more. I haven't see it for myself yet, so can't verify it.

    I'll be up tomorrow for 3 days straight... I'll MMS some pics through if I get a chance.
     
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  8. Rednut

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    cheers bj :thumbs:
     
  9. BH

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    Why on earth would 25cm be non cred- Firstly have a look at the cams. The creek in front of Mt P is just about filled in. Smiggins is white again. 2nd read the previous posts from people who were up the mountain. 3rd Thredbo are reoprting the same amount of snow. So Person S the only one with no cred is you for posting STOOPID things not only did we have 25cm of snow I think Guthega may have got even more- From dirt only 3 days to good conditions yesterday with 40+cm of snow accumulation in places
     
  10. longinforearly90s

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    have you heard when Mt P might be opening BH. Must be oh so close.
     
  11. Outlooker

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    Spoke to Patrol on the weekend and although there looks like allot of snow up high it was thin in places. Having said that we only need about 30cm and it would open, so with the fall yesterday I would say they would set-up this morning and possibly open this afternoon or tomorrow. All of the pads and DP's are in place so it is almost right to go.
     
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  12. phantomas

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    you have no sense for tradition
    if there is more than 1cm of snow then any report of 1cm or more must be questioned
    didn't Naom Chomsky say: question the snow report??
     
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  13. 5 times

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    Just spoke to the Mt P powers that be and a cat will be winched up Towers today and if it can be groomed ok and made safe the call will be made and it will be opened tommorrow along with Eyre lift. August might be ok after all. :cheers:
     
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  14. The Frog

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    still think so? [​IMG]
     
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    Hey Frog,
    I've notcied you have had a tendancy to predict rain first latley, only changing it to snow as the days get closer.
    Is this a general customer (can we be called that?) satisfaction tactic, if they expect the worst and it gets better they are happy, if it stays as rain, well it's as you prediicted. [​IMG]
     
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  16. BH

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    Mt P is very close- My mail is tomorrow as long as we dont get to much melt lower down today. pretty high temps today so they might push it back. Weekend looks good now for some light falls at least. So my bet is they will wait till the weekend and crank the lift over saturday morning after a large advertising blitz in Sydney on Thursday and Friday [​IMG]
     
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  17. 5 times

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    Could have saved yourself some typing time if you read my earlier post and they want to give it a low traffic run before the weekend so you won't have to wait till Saturday.
     
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  18. BH

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    Is it me or does this make no sense at all?
     
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  19. BH

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    Its offical Mt P is opening tomorrow. The Eyre, Mt P double and Triple chairs. :party:
     
  20. Alexski

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    Groomers on MT P most of the arvo. They will try and open the lift ASAP. All the lifties are already being paid to twiddle their thumbs atm, so if it can open tommorow i'm sure it will be. Lower Towers run is looking pretty good on the CAM.
     
  21. person s

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    Be nice.
    The claim I was quoting was from the Out of the Blue email newsletter from the PB propaganda department:
    That reads as 25 cm snowfall within one 24 hour period, which I still don't regard as credible.
    I watch the webcams every day, and we're all hoping, but I think it was extravagant to claim that much.
     
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  22. Benn0

    Benn0 Old n' Crusty

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    Yep, I heard the 25cm claim on the news tonight. Was a bit surprised, but if it's true, that's great. Now we just need some of that at Falls please....
     
  23. rossi

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    If a so called season ending 'rain event' can dump almost a foot of snow anything can happen.
    A week ago we had brow beating doomsdayers in these threads claiming the event of the last coupla days was going to end it all.
    It didn't.

    I trust the chaos theory. What happens will come quickly and no one will see it coming.
    Could be an event that predicts 5cm of snow but turns into an event that exceeds all expectation.

    It's a shite season so far but things change in the blink of an eye.

    The charts change on daily basis lets see what happens.
     
  24. Stratus

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    Yep. Its 7.24pm and BoMs forecast is still fresh! Now...ya gonna stick that Blizzard icon back in for the weekend? Cause I miss it [​IMG] .
     
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  25. Megs

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    Now... there is a pretty big band of moisture heading south down over Canberra... are we glad that that is missing us?? Temps are a bit warm for it... is there any way that it might shift over a bit and hit us?? This was on the weatherzone 144km radar...
     
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    [​IMG]

    Your right it is too warm but I think it'll give us a wide berth. [​IMG]
     
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  27. Megs

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    Yooooo Hoooooo!!... I'm heading out of Sydney on Sunday for 10 days.... any more rain and I'll start to loose my optimism!! [​IMG]
     
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  28. Outlooker

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    Hey Sandy can we extend these Obs to the 31st...

    Temps have droped at Mt Lofty (9.2 - 8.1)as some pre frontal cloud passes through Adelaide. Showing some good cloud bands on the radar so we at least have some moisture. Should hit the mountains tomorrow night. 10 - 15 is looking good.
     
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    102km/h winds from the east at the top of Perisher this morning. [​IMG]

    I know it's definately windy .. but from the east?
     
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    Ahh..that makes sense now

    [​IMG]

    Will update
     
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  31. chuck

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    lightly snowing at Hotham and Dinner Plain as i was driving to work this morning ..... seems to have stopped now though
     
  32. Tasnow

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    Almost perfect blue skies in Melbourne this morning...wasn't expecting this. Yes I know, it's coming..
     
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    i think the radar is a bit sad at the min, the cloud seems to have disbanded a bit and so with it the moisture i would imagine. oh well all the troughs seemed to be positioned in the right areas so lets keep our fingers crossed for some falls of around 10 - 15 cm's.
     
  34. mr

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    Speckled rainbands going through mt gambier atm. Seems to be a good westerley alignment for alps.
     
  35. snow_obsessed

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    To me it looks like a thin layer of snow has settled at buller, looking from the village cam. can we confirm that?
     
  36. Hunter

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    No moisture according to the BOM over this way, but it is starting to rain in the far west of the state - Portland etc
     
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    nope. sun just came out.
     
  38. Hunter

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    Cloud really building in Melbourne now.
     
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    a little rain in melb tonight but nothing in the mountains
     
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  40. Hunter

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    Light rain and mild in Melb as we speak.
     
  41. Alexski

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    First front has slipped south, Ben Lomond is copping abit now.
     
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    Two observations
    1) I can't believe how quickly that ECL moved off the coast into the Tasman
    2)I can't believe how far South that first front slipped...it looked to be pushing cloud up from the Bight into the NT yesterday morning, and now its well South of Tassie.
     
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    bugger - does that mean the falls that were anticipated aren't gonna happen?
     
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    Until tomororw afternoon/evening YES

    Next front is due tomororow night, and I dare not make a prediciton about this one, but in MY OPINION ONLY BASED ON GFS/GASP MODELS ONLY AND NOTHING ELSE I wouldn't expect more than 10cms at Buller, even less further North.

    Next front due mid August, but a big high has the potential again to push it South!
     
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    Yay means i made a good call in the snow tips!
     
  46. mr

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    fizz. pop. hmm.
     
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    thats a tasty looking low on the satelitte pic off w tasi, pity its heading SE, not NE.
     
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    looks like a little snow coming down on the falls cam.
     
  49. mr

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    yeah there's a bit of moisture on the yarrawonga radar.

    I gotta say that i have fallen in love with Djons obs map for a one-look assessment.
     
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