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Predictions July 4th - 13th System

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Astro66, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Stratus

    Stratus A Local

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    I doubt a bit of surface rain is going to turn the snowpack into a metre+ of rock solid ice. A crusty layer covered in 15cm of light snow is what would be likely..
     
  2. Vandans

    Vandans Hard Yards

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    My old trusty Austrian friends tell me that this is very important for the base when temps warm up. Rain creates a cake layer effect and stops rapid melting of the snow which contains a lot of air. Important in Spring. These friends skied the Alps from a very young age and I trust their knowledge. The 1968 winter had lots of heavy snow events with periods of even heavy rain and the snow pack stayed until summer. It was even under the 1969 thaw!!!! As long as the rain is not associated with very warm temps then it is ok
     
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  3. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Macca beat me to it. Bit of melt, before a freeze, then snow, solidifies the base.
     
  4. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was perfectly integrated today, like sexy layback cream.

    Gonna be crust central tommorrow
     
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