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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Telestrom, Jul 3, 2016.
That decomposed granite gets everywhere.
Was it acid rain causing the granite to decompose?
Rain and more rain at Baw Baw 84mm so far last 24 hrs .....
Guess the conditions are too depressing and nobody wants to talk about them?
Sounds like the cold headed north to the Hunter, with snow at Barrington Tops today.
pretty much. 2.7 degrees ATM at Perisher with 19mm in the gauge
Looks to me Hotham's BOM AWS is broken. Where are you getting your near 0C temp from?
Wind and rain are persisting at Perisher tonight. A lot of damage to the cover by late afternoon. Hopefully things will dry out by morning.
Are you there, it didn't look that bad, heading lower at top now , May ease off by tomorrow. 80 deep , it should hold ok, ready for the 50+ next week
I have been drenched twice today. I had an optimistic smile this morning, led to a miserable self this afternoon. This evening spent getting clothes dry for tomorrow as I have no choice other than to spend 8 hours on the hill tomorrow for interschools. Drizzle now in Thredbo, not pouring as the last 6 hours gave us
Steady rain all night here in Bendigo, 18mm in my gauge.
The damage via the AWS since 9am yesterday
Thredbo TS & Perisher: 27mm (assume 5-10% snow?)
Hotham: Not recorded
Buller: Not Recorded
Baw Baw: 45mm
Despite the r**n, still seems Hotham and Falls Creek are reporting a net even result so far
Soft soggy snow at Perisher. A lot of damage to the cover and it is going to be worse when we get a freeze and no new snow.
Thredbo village had 48mm, so I'd say the 27mm at top station was just the rain component. The top station AWS is always terrible at recording snowfall as precip (Perisher seems to be better)
Perisher has a heater in its AWS which works as do Cabramurra and Mt Ginini.Thredbo Top Station does not and is useless for registering snow and has been for about 5 years. Thredders claiming 20 cm this morning but IMO thats up high with none in the village. I observe that the next system will be keenly followed as much damage needs repairing below say 1600 m... W
That sounds miserable . (Very) small net gain for NSW ski slopes over the past week (see Spencer's Creek thread).
Pouring rain from near Pheasants Nest to Marulan across the nsw southern highlands last night. Slow trip on the freeway.
Clear in Canberra this morning. Ligh rain near Bredbo cleared as we came into Cooma.
Not raining in Jindy but miserable up on the hill by all accounts. Hot drinks inside day.
I observe my "snow god" streak of good weather I boasted about has been broken hard
well Team Bears did warn u of proclaiming yourself as a snow god....
any way despair seems to have gripped the forum again...
there appears a bipolar condition emerging in forum....
relax chill out more snow coming soon...its always good falls followed by rain/washouts its Australia after all....
but u are correct its a day for hot chocolate and for watching raindrops scurry over glass windows...Team Bears off for their morning sausage roll...
I observe your on something good. I want some.
Hotham has fared okay. Black snake is the worst affected part I saw.
Some pics, both taken from where Milky Way joins Imagine:
I expect that to broaden through Gippsland as the flows go down towards the ocean.
high cloud and still at Buller this morning - no precip. 1st day without fog in over a week which is great. Snow cover showing some big patches - but skiing well on man made areas. A few lifts closed due to lack of snow cover. Debris strewn around from the winds. If next week comes off, we'll be back...
Despite a subtropical airmass being advected around the ex ECL, temps at NSW resorts are staying cool. PB will be lucky to crack 2 degrees max today.Implying what snow's there will stay.Deep creek only lost 2cm as it was on the rainshadow this time. Lucky Selwyn...W
Baw Baw cams showing the sad results of 5in approx. of rain over previous 24hours and more damage inflicted upon Mt Buffalo...Dingo Dell toboggan run has had the Richard...
oh sad times!!! better get Team Bears to Kittens tonight to cheer them up.....
Bears say no more talk please of an" Olympic Year".....this is like snakes and ladders...but some base left on higher ground like Falls/Hotham .....
Stirling TBJ looks exciting...Utes on bitumen...!!
We always get at least one Easterly System from an ECL during early winter so all in all, I think the Big 4 have faired pretty well considering it is only early season and they still have a decent base intact.
All will be forgotten come Wednesday. and for us non breeders, the season really only kicks off after the school holidays have finished
Had a good first day of my season at Thredbo today. Little wind, almost no precipitation, jacket never really got wet. Clearly a loss of snow from this system but sludgy snow with obstacles beats sheet ice any day! More needed but lotsa fun to be had. Glass half full here
So there was a bit of rain , bit of damage to the cover ( a few exposed obstacles ) , meh , just gives you a different terrain to navigate. Embrace the challenge. Good news on the horizon I think. Looking forward to my first extended trip at the end of next week............then I will look forward to my second .........then third ............then fourth............
If you want to embrace terrain ,, come to Baw Baw the terrain is lets say mmmm difficult
Temps now negative at Hotham, rest should follow shortly. Pretty much snow from here for what is left....
Just been out and about at Hotham, there is misty rain about but no snow yet
It wouldnt be too bad with my old grass skis , done it before , in summer though
Viz has been the biggest issue for mine , apart from the obvious moisture.
Water on the lenses , flat light.
My other thought was so this is how you get hurt , and it's not worth it.
Im a bit too old for the gravel rash , did try in my younger days .. snow is much better but could almost take up the ski boat today
1. You aint living until you feel that certain tingling sensation in your left arm
2. Dont be concerned with what you cant see
3. Pain is only a fleeting feeling
Seriously though , with care and skiing to conditions is the key , I learnt the hard way. 2 busted shoulders, broken ribs and a tkr from going stupid nuts in bad conditions ( seperate occasions) , I am a slow learner or mule headed ( depends who you ask ).
I get enough injuries day to day just working.
I am sure you do too.
Not worth it to wipe my season skiing elephant snot in the rain.
I put it down to the impetuosity of youth, you know that carpe diem stuff you do a lot of when you arent old enough to be smart enough. These days I am more like those great vintage cheeses , smelly with a crusty shell
Stay on topic.
Sort of was CC , talking about conditions , well thats how it started out anyway.
I observe its a balmy 5c at my machinery shed tonight.