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Observations July 3rd - 7th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Telestrom, Jul 3, 2016.

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  1. winter

    winter One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Photo taken Black Sallees balcony Thredbo. 1880m
    Snowing again.
    Im soaked through. Great morning, still beats working!!
     

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  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Spoogfest at Thredbo
     
  3. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    But the BOM said snow down to 1100m! ;)
     
  4. Bluebird

    Bluebird One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's still snowing at the top of Hotham. Wet snow though. Rain/snow mix at the bottom of the village chair. I would describe it as 'Slurpee-consistency'. Most chairs are on windhold.
     
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  5. loweee

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    Looks like the direction it is now coming from we are getting more moisture in Jindabyne than up at Perisher.
     
  6. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep.
     
  7. Claude Cat

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    Temps climbing in Vic resorts. Hotham just below zero, but for not much longer.
     
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    Better than all rain, glad to hear. Hoping the low shoves off soon!

    Minor flood warnings for some Gippsland rivers.
     
  9. Mctavish

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    I have observed good base building accumulation across Mt P & Centre Valley since yesterday. This mornings wet snow, sleet & drizzle was light until 11.15 but seems to be getting heavier ATM. Some fat wet flakes in amongst the rain falling at Sundeck overlooking front valley and wind gusts seem to be increasing. V8 still running but only Ts running on Mt P & Centre Valley. Not the best conditions but some fun still to be had for the intrepid optimists.
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good to have your obs back mate!:thumbs:
     
  11. Mont Man

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    Horizontal snow at the moment at Eagles Nest. I observe my soaked gloves on a heater.
     
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    baw baw cams showing big washout. what kinda rain can we expect at hotham falls? 20mm? 40mm? more....?
     
  13. Snowy Joey

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    I think mt hotham was predicted to get approx 40mm, omeo approx 70 mm. Looking at weather obs for hotham today, their gauge must be broken or frozen cos its still at 0.0mm.
     
  14. Claude Cat

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    I wouldn't be trusting the AWS at temps near or below zero, they tend to freeze up (even with heaters installed).
    That being said, I don't think either Falls or Hotham are getting as much rain as was forecast due to the rain shadowing effect.
     
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    Hotham cams looking a bit moist. Would be good to have fletch cam back up and running.
     
  16. DidSurfNowSki

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    Yuck

    [​IMG]

    Perisher
     
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    Wind seems to have picked up since this morning here at Hotham/Davenport. Went out for 2 runs around 9am then gave up due to the wet. This morning's huge flakes have given way to plain old r**n and the fresh cover is now looking a bit ordinary. Most people seem to have decided to stay in for the rest of the day.
     
  18. Mont Man

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    Raining at Thredbo top station now. On a brighter note, my gloves are now dry.
     
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  19. Claude Cat

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    it's been working for a week or two. The "preview" says off line, but it's working, with a live stream.
     
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    I pulled the pin at about 1pm here at Hotham. Definitely just rain down the bottom and the freeze level was rising fast. Good news is that the precipitation got a lot lighter, and actually might have stopped now (can't really tell looking out the window)
     
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    It's looking pretty grim out the window here at Falls village with steady rain from about 3am...main lifts didn't turn at all today.
     
  22. Snowy Joey

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    Thanks, looks like a good snow accumulation there overnight. Bit damp now.
     
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    Temps at Perisher really warming up now. 4C at the bottom and over 2C at the top.
     
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    Strong winds on summit chair, falls.

     
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    Phone report from hotham is WET.
    My partner drove from hotham to Omeo for fuel and groceries and reported difficult driving conditions with much slush and water on the road.report that they may even close the road tomorrow if rain persists.
     
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    Can't believe they won't open it. Soft.
     
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    yes a bizarre system this one, 9 degrees here in Canberra and rain around would usually be definitely below freezing in the mountains and snow yet with this one the warmer air seems to be in the mountains but not here. It feels and looks like snow weather here at any rate but thats not what they are getting this time....
     
  28. Claude Cat

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    Been out 3 times today...Short sessions.
    Perisher where honest enough with the 20cm.
    Was like glue early and really sketchy to try ski in bad light.
    Zalis was ok if you could skate hard enough down hill to get to the shoulder and drop in .
    Quick hour or so this arv. Just cause we're up here.
    All the outer layers are wet.
    Inoc gear is good ! Btw
    Still snow/snotting & melting off the roof.
     
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    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe a forlorn coke can on the cedRwood cam
     
  32. glengary

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    feels the same here in Hallam. Only about 12 all day with a southerly and showers.
     
  33. Claude Cat

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    Actually, I reckon it's been rather mild all day here in Melbourne. Although windy- just easing off this afternoon.
     
  34. Majikthise

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    Weird clouds and too warm
    Sandy Creek near Tallangatta
     
  35. Bluebird

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    I saw cars lined up outside Hotham Central about 1pm. I think they were going to start taking people down in convoys. There was certainly a lot of sludgy-looking brown snow on the ground. Hope your partner gets back up the hill okay if she's not back already.
     
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    Sounds like hotham has fared pretty well , still was snowing very wet snow after lunchtime and with temps hovering around 0 .
    They should escape with a net gain from this .. fingers crossed
    Also once all this wet snot freezes we will be looking at a very hard packed frozen base :)
     
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    on the $1M bridge that no one uses - well at least not until you took that photo!!
     
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    It's a terrific bridge to ride over.
     
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    SE flow and band now heading through in the last hour. AWS have temps on the rise and a good amount of precip registering.
    Thredbo tends to do 'well' out of falls from the SE, so it looks like it will pick up the most here.:(
     
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    Surely its Buller that gets today's smily stamp today with about 1mm in the guage. All other mountains observed 10+
     
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    Better to fish under
     
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    Tookayerta Creek (usually a trickle) in the Adelaide HIlls

    The van was stranded when the driver decided to take the gamble and cross the water. Two blokes inside had to be rescued ....

    [​IMG]
     
  43. glengary

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    Max of 13. Just no cold uppers to go with it.
     
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    pity the paths either side of it are s#@thouse
     
  45. Claude Cat

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    True enough.
     
  46. Edgecrusher

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    What is it with people and driving through floodwaters?
    :rolleyes::headbang:
     
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    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria

    Flood Summary
    Issued at 5:27 pm EST on Wednesday 6 July 2016.


    The following Watches/Warnings are current:

    Major Flood Warning for the Snowy River
    Major Flood Warning for the Buchan River

    Initial Moderate Flood Warning for the Mitchell River.

    Minor Flood Warning for the Latrobe River
    Minor Flood Warning for the Traralgon Creek
    Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Avon River Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Bunyip River at Iona and Cora LynnInitial Minor Flood Warning for the Macalister River U/S of Lake Glenmaggie

    Flood Watch for East Gippsland (Mitchell, Tambo, Snowy, Cann and Genoa Rivers and Gippsland Lakes)
    Flood Watch for West and South Gippsland (Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister, Avon and South Gippsland Rivers, and Gippsland Lakes).
     
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    Interesting to look at the coastal temps in Vic. Gabo Island around 15c and west of that Yarram, Cape Otway and Portland around 12c. Our 3 deg for NSW seems to be a couple of hundred kilometres west so will be good to see this low push further east SOON. A freeze and another 5cm would be a good result.
     
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    Raining in Brighton, right on time for my walk to the station :doh:

    Gonna be a cold and damp run tonight.
     
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    THE WINNER: Mount Selwyn. 5cm overnight, no precip today and their 50cm base intact.
     
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