July 24th-31st(Observations)

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  1. Sandy

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    That fall of 20cm for Falls Creek to 6am sounds about right.
    As I said last night, my conservative estimate was about 9-10cm up to 3pm.
     
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    How much do you think Buller got overnight?
     
  3. gilby_06

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    do many people think it will snow during the course of today?
    I'm just a bit skeptical that it will. Im Nth East of melbourne and there has been nothing here at all (as in rain)!!! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Alex.C

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    If you check out the current radar loop it appears a lot of precipiation is passing directly over and to the South of Melbourne while heading Northeast. This means it still manages to hit the ranges without doing much to the areas North of Melbourne.
     
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  5. Vermillion

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    the amount reported by the resort in their mornings report is accurate. Of course there are bigger drifts around, hard to tell though when you had 0cms to go on before this snowfall, a lot is just pushing grass/shrubs/etc down. the cams are a good reflection on how much feel, seeing there was nothing there before you can gauge the fall better.

    skiing was good this morning, nice and fresh but nothing powdery dry, it was hard work in some areas. Temp was a lot colder when i went out to get the paper this morning, and the snow that has fallen since then (about 8am) has been much drier and more acceptable. Wind has died down, snow is settled much better and definately sticking for a nice base.

    Radar shows a lot of activity coming this way, i wouldnt mind another 10cms so i can do some sort of off-piste around the summit when it clears up.

    Current conditions - snowing, not heavy, not light, wind has died down a lot since last night but still there, fog is managable. all in all a good morning's skiing with some nice fresh snow.

    hope that makes u feel better, i was going to go back to uni today, but nah, **** it now that there's snow! :cheers:
     
  6. viswin

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    Where are you Vermillion ? Because one thing I can affirmed without any doubts is that the daily report produced by Thredbo Media centre is Bull****. That was confirmed by locals to me last week and it is not diffcult to verify it with the webcams. On the other hand this resort has understood very well the importance of snowmaking in Australia and are able to produce with their state of the art system a very good base on their major runs. It is vital on a poor season like the actual one. But let's our finger crossed for some natural powder skiing for august and september.
     
  7. mr

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    heavy rain and hail band going through melbourne
     
  8. fonc dawg @ peri

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    if you added up all the bogus thredbo snow fall reports in cms this season it would be nearly 160cms+ and tim bailey would be a freakn giant! go figure.... the ruler is often held horizontally in thredders
     
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    It's not letting up. Some heavy showers passing through Melbourne now.
     
  10. Fangin'Wolvy

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    Aint it wonderful, those storage tanks ought to fill up nicely..
    Will be checking levels at home, shortly.
    Glad I plugged some of the downpipes, up at the top.
     
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    So is this going to be turning into snow at all for the vic resorts???!!! [​IMG]
     
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  12. Tbirdfly

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    To anyone in Thredbo or PB, has there been any significant snow falls during the day?
     
  13. teckel

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    Still snowing heavily at Lake Mountain - shows no signs of letting up [​IMG]
     
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  14. Tad

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    Perisher are reporting 15cm today. [​IMG]
     
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    But the question is will it snow at fallscreek???

    IT NEEDS TO SNOW THERE... As you can probably tell im going there soon :party:
     
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  16. gilby_06

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    Just off the mountain.. (thredbo)

    good 10-15cms on the lee side of trees etc

    Great dry powder all day up high

    Very windy all day (filling in beautifully)

    Snowing heavily on and off all day and still.

    No queues

    only stopped because my legs gave up!!!
     
  18. teckel

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    Yup Alex. 15 cm at the Camp by lunch and still snowing. Sounds like a sickie for you tomorrow [​IMG]
     
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    Plenty coming in from the south. Big moisture bands over Melbourne. She ain't over yet. Hopefully 30 by the end of it.
     
  20. gilby_06

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    lol the sun just cam out for about 30min at mine!
     
  21. teckel

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    People returning from LM are reporting 15 cm on the road at the toll box (which is still 10 km short of Gerratys) :woohoo: Not sure of the accuracy of that report, but sounds great [​IMG]
     
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  22. gilby_06

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    Now lets truck this snow over to fallscreek [​IMG]
     
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  23. Alex.C

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    Sounds good, lets just hope the temps stay down, currently pushing up a little too close to 0 for my liking...
     
  24. gilby_06

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    Falls is at -2.1 though
     
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  25. snow_obsessed

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    Donna Buang is reporting 3cm i wonder what kind of precip they're getting up there at the moment? got quite a few moderate rain showers in lilydale (north east Melbourne) through the day.
     
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    the mt p cam is looking great the hole in the fore ground is filling up nicely
     
  27. gilby_06

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  28. Vermillion

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    gilby06 the reason why you are seeing no rain hitting the alps is because the Melbourne radar does not cover that area. Therefore you will notice the closer the rain gets to the outer circles the less there will be of it. Try the yarrawong cam. Mt Buller is imbetween both of them therefore not much rain showing up there on the radars. :cheers:
     
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    falls is even at the edge of the yarrawonga radar
     
  31. Vermillion

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    more important than that is that there are these hills in the way we call the dividing range. thats why the rain 'disappears'. go read up on it, WZ and the BOM have glossary.
     
  32. gilby_06

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    lol thanks for that then.. Seems like MtBuffalo is getting all of it atm. Hope it moves east a bit more :p
     
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  33. Heli

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    East Sale radar gives a fairly good picture, there was quite a bit of stuff down LTV, but petering out as it comes north past Tambo Crossing [​IMG]
     
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    I can assure you all its snowing at falls and has been steadily for 90% of the day
     
  35. cashie

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    Hey heli, any idea what they got up the hill during today? how much fell in DP?
     
  36. Fangin'Wolvy

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    According to the nine news in VIC, at 6.25pm today, 40cms.
    Yesterday I measured (stuck my finger/hand in) 8cm in my tray at 4.30pm and was still going strong since then.
     
  37. cashie

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    Thanks Wolvy
     
  38. Mrstr_Chief

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    The Thredbo AWS reports .2 of a mm of precip, surely its stuffed up.
     
  39. snow_obsessed

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    Seven news reported 27cm at mt buller if i heard correctly! anyone else here that?
     
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    Sounds about right.

    Of course any time there is high wind some areas have less, some more.
     
  41. Fangin'Wolvy

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    yer was about to say that too, CM.
     
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    Great! And still a bit left in this system...
     
  43. cashie

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    still snowing at falls
     
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    is that 27cm today?
     
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    I can see that it's snowing on the Falls carpark cam, but anyone have any obs for Hotham?
     
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    Puking [​IMG]
     
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    Melbourne radar looking good, all that moisture heading straight for Mt Buller!
     
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    The Melb radar is showing nice "speckled" showers from Melb up into the hills at the moment. I reckon this has a bit to go yet. Huge.