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July 24th-31st(Observations)

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

  1. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    for all of 5 minutes. The first front has been a fizzer (a bit like the season), let's hope tomorrow is a little more kind.
     
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  2. churchy

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    not much in the first front at all. there was harldy any precip in adelaide and the cloud band was heading SE when it went through. Next front will bring about 5cm on sunday night. pretty disappointing, but eh [​IMG]
     
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  3. Stratus

    Stratus A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dunno, i would expect 10cm for the southern resorts of Buller and Baw Baw. Will still be damn cold!
     
  4. Peter Tork

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    Is there anything worth keeping an eye on or should we just pack it up for the season?
     
  5. Stratus

    Stratus A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Please pack up, you would save us more then enough bandwidth :p .
     
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  6. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Peter Tork = Monkey?
     
  7. Stratus

    Stratus A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    = Dr Ken Moy?
     
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  8. mr

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    monkey would have just told us to pack it away, rather than display a hint of optimism

    Cradle mountain looks like it'll get some snow in the next hour.
     
  9. Biggy

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    What does bandwidth mean?
     
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  10. sidetrack

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    Ask a postman
     
  11. snow_obsessed

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    isn't this an "observations" thread...nothing much happening on the radars, maybe somthing tomorow.
     
  12. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Nothing will happen tonight, a dusting of snow IF that.

    Tomorrow night anywhere between 0-10cms for Buller, 0-5cms for Hotham.

    Again like today it could end up being 0 [​IMG]
     
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  13. churchy

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    i'm going to go out on a limb and say nothing tonight and a dusting tomorrow night. yes, i know this is obs but there's nothing to obs...
     
  14. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    churchy: Wouldn't say your going far out on that limb!
     
  15. churchy

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    just about everything i've read about these fronts in the last few days has dramatically overstated the amount of moisture in them - it just isn't that wet.

    next week isn't even looking that positive anymore either...
     
  16. Stratus

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    However, tommorows front was always predicted as the strongest. I like the positioning of it, just by looking at GFS, LAPS, GASP etc.

    To be honest, a few days ago i was scratching my head thinking the same thing..."why is there snow predicted for Saturday"...it really looked on the boarderline with that high. However the scenario tommorow is a bit different...i truly think minimum 5cm to low levels at Buller at least...hoping for 10cm!

    GFS SNOW even predicting spots of 15-20cm around South...
    [​IMG]
    (could be a bit over the top though :p )

    What about the chances of more moisture predicted developing over the alps due to the lift affect?

    :cheers:
     
  17. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You know blue neon i felt far more positive about tonight then Monday and because it was marginal gave it a 0.
     
  18. Slack Jaw

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    Its still snowing here at falls
     
  19. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well ceratinly looks like its accumualting, Radar doesnt show it. Observations dont show it. Only local observation and real time cams show something.
     
  20. snowgum

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    Looks like it's still snowing at Falls ~ -1.8deg!
    Think the cams needs a hood above it - blury image.
     
  21. main street

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    At least there's more white than brown showing on the FC cams this morning...... & it's certainly better than nothing at all.....
     
  22. loc

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    exactly - the bottom of snake gully at hotham looks more white now then brown

    its a start
     
  23. snow_obsessed

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    mt buller misses out again...1 cm compared to 5 at falls.
     
  24. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    and a very slim 1cm by the looks of the early morning accumulation on the skier statue on Bourke St....looks like a frost to me.
     
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  25. Heli

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    B*gger all overnight, just a dusting really, with the strong wind scouring away what fell. The two blocking highs look like joining into one, and they seem to be pushing the moisture away to the south. Again [​IMG]
     
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  26. snow_obsessed

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    is that snow or the alternative mt buller's bourke street cam?
     
  27. Stratus

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    Haha bourke street has been hit by a bomb.

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. Slack Jaw

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    We have had about 10cm here at falls
     
  29. mr

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    wind is picking up in melbourne here...feels a little more promising, might have to go and look at all the obs
     
  30. rossi

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    Is it all the frozen variety? (non of that other stuff I hope).
     
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  31. BH

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    Thredbo is reporting blizzard conditions on there website- cams dont really support it though sure its windy but no real snow. The AWS is reporting .20mm of precipitation so far today the radar is showing no precipitation over the NSW alps if anyone is up there how about some reports please!!.
     
  32. mr

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    Cradle is continuing to get dumped on. Bet the tassie folk will be up there tomorrow. Some bands out western vic have some potential - might be a bit hit-and-miss though.
     
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    Is the Victoria stuff all as a result of orographics.??
     
  34. Slack Jaw

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    No rain at all its not the driest snow i have seen but its a sight for sore eyes
     
  35. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah thredbo blizzard could be a wind-generated 'blizzard'.

    I actually saw a pixel of red in the radar off portland. I think i observed something that hasnt been seen in Vic since a thunderstorm last december.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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  37. trent78

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    [​IMG]
    Mt Gambier radar looks good and heading in the right direction....
     
  38. loc

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    and the bom forecast looks good for tonight and tomorrow as well

    seeing less dirt on the cams as well which is always good!!
     
  39. Stratus

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  40. MisterMxyzptlk

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  41. Vermillion

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    Not much mm in this one, western districts got below 10mm.
     
  42. Luken

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    Yeah but they will see a few more mm overnight and in to the early morning. Should clear the west pretty quick but still a few more showers for them.
     
  43. POW_hungry

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    Looks like all the other systems that have come through this 'winter'... 10cm at best for Vic resorts byt he looks of it.
    Front breaking up very promptly after landfall...
     
  44. Claude Cat

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    pouring in Melbourne - it's on its way.
     
  45. keefy

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    Probably a bit late in the day but a report on the last week...

    Wet snow to Smiggins on Monday PM / Tuesday evening I measured around the reported 25CM over the 2 days. Chaos on the Koszi road down to Jindy Tuesday evening! Wednesday AM the wet snow froze up over tuesday night, wednesday AM not pleasant.

    Thursday MT P and Eyre opened up, Eyre was sensational all Thursday and Friday across the bowl and all other runs, nearly killed my legs!

    Friday AM, snowguns going on Zali's, was awesome all morning!

    So all in all it was a week of broad grins [​IMG] and aching legs!


    :cheers:
     
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  46. IAB

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    Sounds like you had fun Keefy. [​IMG]
     
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  47. mr

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    Yes its a nice sound on a tin roof. 8mm at Cerberus is the best i can see from the current rainband. Others west of melb. between 2 and 5mm. The 4 day chart is marginally an upgrade from yesterday with the cooler flow penetrating more strongly.

    POW it certainly will be a test of this rain to see if it does indeed break up as it heads for the hills. I fear you are correct.
     
  48. skiflat

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    Yeh not too much in this
     
  49. Vermillion

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    not breaking up at the moment, intensifying if anything. About to lose the head of the front into the alps, fair bit of moisture around in the air and a coldish front so hopefully the orographic lifting will kick in.
     
  50. mr

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    looking good for baw baw. right on 0