Predictions July 3-5

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  1. POW_hungry

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    still good for 20-30cm snow above 1800m Tomorrow/Wednesday IMO.
    Sucks to be below this though...

    Friday still looks good for 5-10cm though.
     
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  2. jonathanc

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    Looking at Wednesday on Access-R the thickness doesn't look to be there for NSW. Looks okay for some of the Vic resorts though?
     
  3. POW_hungry

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    Tomorrow is looking like a similar story to today in terms of resort temps, the difference is we see better Upper Level temps, meaning snow falling a little lower.
    Before everyone assumes big resort dumps tomorrow, I think it's realistic to see snow down to 1700m. Expect good falls in the Main Range and even between Hotham and Falls IMO.

    Just thought I'd balance a little of the hoe-hum in the obs thread - even if it is just my 2 cents.
     
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    Please don't let it be true
     
  5. mick chopps

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    IMO a level more realism was required by some from the outset. A few got caught up in the lack of snow and the hope for a season starter, which at one stage a week or so ago this almost looked like.
     
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    Things (chiefly temps) changed the moment this thing peaked over WA on saturday and not in the bight.
    You simply can't expect a system to deliver snow to low levels of SW WA and bring dramatic falls to the East Coast, without marginal temps. It would have to be an extraordinary event and system.

    TBH I think many 'accepted' the progged falls going into last weekend, but I can't say I am surprised at the temps since the goal posts were moved.
     
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    yep. props to @Claude Cat who picked it like a dirty nose.
     
  8. POW_hungry

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    That said, I still think this thing has legs... just not going to offer much below 1700m, which sucks for most of VIC.
     
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    This. IMO all these 'hopecasts' of massive dumps and 'season starters' need to be brought back a level.

    All of these social media-ites have looked at the charts and have immediately jumped to conclusions thinking that there's going to be a massive season starting dump when the reality of the situation is we have low pressure, ok yes fair enough but a distinct lack of conveyor belt fronts coming through and unfortunately, slightly higher temps with a cut off scenario moving further north and not exactly being in an 'ideal' place to produce large amounts of snow.

    Certainly not a season starter that forecasts were suggesting / praying for IMO
     
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    It's looked pretty underwhelming from temp point of view for a week.
     
  11. Call_me_Ishmael

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    This event is about tonight and tomorrow
    It was always marginal through Monday Tuesday
    Lets talk Thursday morning
     
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    Which is why its good to avoid the weather threads while SDS is still active.
     
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    Oops
     
  14. stridercdh

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    Any hope left in this system for the rest of today, overnight into tomorrow? Looking grim so far IMO.

    Edit: I just now read the above posts, so I won't be holding my breath.
     
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    I'd be shelving stirling if I was in your shoes.
     
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    Yeah, I was leaning that way. Thanks.
     
  17. Jasper Schwarz

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    What do you mean
     
  18. telecrag

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    Its snowing at Merritts.
     
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    He means it would be worth holding off on my trip to Mt Stirling tomorrow, as there's a very low likelihood of actually having skiable snow.
     
  20. PMG

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    Where you been tc? It's been snowing at Merritts intermittently all morning.
    Wrong thread too.;)
     
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    Call_me_Ishmael One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We'll see what happens from hereon in
    To be fair to me my comment on temps as always in Australian terms related to net accumulation of snow
    TBH I wasn't even contemplating Monday Tuesday as snow days
     
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    Wednesdays uppers look a lot better on Access R than GFS.

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    Monday / Tuesday could have been a lot better and or worse IMO. Slight gain form the look of it.
     
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    Friday looks good for some low level flakes with a broad cold band in the uppers.

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    Just be thankful the precipitation volumes are at the low end of expectations thus far... it is however allowed to ramp up considerably overnight.
    A SC read on thursday of anything near 40cm will be a bonus.
     
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    That looks a lot nicer than last run!
     
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    looks good. would be a very good result.
     
  30. Arsas

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    MW 2:30pm run for Perisher has downgraded tomorrow from 27+cm to 14cm but FL have lowered quite a bit.
     
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    I expect another night of rain. It's warm. The uppers must be a tad warm as little of the precip is falling as snow.
     
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    All up its still looking great. It could be 2006 so anything is a good thing. The uppers hopefully will hang in there above 1700 m tonight an deliver some cold air tomorrow. Satellite is building up again.

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    Convergence at 00z- 850hPa not blowing my hair back.
     

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    I guess i am biased to the snowies, but i like how the -28 c contour @ 500 Hpa Cold pool crosses over the MTS on Friday Morning, and not north like some more intensive LWT intrusions.

    Waiting.............

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    GFS is a bit average at the moment and Access R is acing it.
     
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    We need solid a Convergence/ Divergence balance to equate to good falls .The Wyoming Uni plots (GFS) Divergence/ Vertical Velocity have been spot on.
     
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    Don't mention that season 11 years ago
     
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    More snow for W.A. again tomorrow. twice in a week, better then Buller.
     
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    Slight downgrade for Perisher

    Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
    Summary
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    Snow showers. Windy.
    Chance of any rain: 90% [​IMG]
    Alpine Area area
    Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers. Winds northwesterly 50 to 60 km/h.

    Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

    Wednesday 5 July
    Summary
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    Min -1
    Max 4
    Snow showers. Wind easing.
    Possible rainfall: 20 to 35 mm
    Chance of any rain: 90% [​IMG]
    Alpine Area area
    Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
     
  40. SnowBound

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    I can't believe that was 11 years ago...

    Jees time flies.
     
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    Axsr > gfs imo
     
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    GFS Skew-T was accurate for last nights precips was it not ?
     
  43. Jasper Schwarz

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    Are we still hoping for the forecasted 30cm tonight or are we looking at one very soggy hill tomorrow?
    P.S what is the expected snow line tonight
     
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    If the temps can drop a degree or so then that growing blob entering western Victoria looks set to deliver.
     
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    The Question is what does this mean for Perisher
     
  46. Fast Eddie

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    If it's cold enough then lots of snow, if not then more of the last two days.
     
  47. stridercdh

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    Is it likely Buller/Stirling will finally receive a decent amount of snow overnight? Jane and Grasshopper seem to concur.
     
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    I can tell you that so far nothing. Here in smiggins it's intermittent sleet- wind blow tiny flakes- rain.
     
  49. Jasper Schwarz

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    So, there is precipitaion but, it is R#$n
     
  50. Jellybeans

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    I guess 5-10cm for Buller tomorrow, it should get cold enough about lunchtime.