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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Jul 6, 2017.
Snow tap turned back on @perisher
Snow guns are running at Merritts (Cruiser), will be a nice top up on the natural they seemed to be getting until late last night. Should be some good fun to be had for those lucky enough to be there today!
I observe a Perisher snow reporting anomaly (again). New snow in last 24hours greater than last 7 days.
Unless they count rain as -ve. How novel.
Finally, it got cold enough to snow at LM overnight. But there's been zero precipitation since, so still a big fat zero out of these 3 days.
Mount P from Tuesday Morning to this morning, what a change. just look at the change in cover and Depth
And another comparison, i observe a huge change at Excelerator
Yeah the excelrator is looking almost skiable
Now that's looking a bit nicer
Seem to be fixed however now they are say 5cm for the last 24hrs?
That seems a bit low?
28cm for the last 7 days so are they saying the bulk of it fell yesterday evening (night of the 4/5th?)
But i swear yesterday was saying the total for 24hrs was 5cm?
So when the hell did the other 18 fall in the last 7 days?
Newbie staff, not used to snow falling.
This often happens. My conclusion is when most of the snow falls during the previous day after the morning report they neglect to report it and instead report only the overnight amount. Seems to fit the bill on this occasion since most of the snow fell during the day yesterday. Take yesterday's afternoon report which I think said 15cm fell during the day and add it to todays reported 24 hour snowfall (well overnight snowfall really if I'm right) of 5cm and you get 20cm. Sounds much reasonable to me going by reports from those on the hill.
Yep i agree it reasonable. However they shoudl change their own clarification. The snow report clearly says (24hrs of snow since 9am yesterday)
They should say - overnight snowfall, or similar.
Just another example of how terrible the snow reports are in Australia
It 'should' show something like this if they were any good at snow reporting:
Snowfall - overnight:
Snowfall - 24 hours:
Snowfall - 48 hours:
Snowfall - Last 7 days:
Stay on topic
Team Bears observe that the Cedarwood Snow Cam still tells a picture of poor snow fall.......
I observe people skiing Olympic.
No joy up Mansfield Way either?
I note snow down to Wilson Valley cam, Smiggs, Selwyn and plenty up high for Thredbo, but very little if any down at Friday Flat and the bottom of Kozi chair. Is this normal or simply a factor of wind direction ?
After a sunny morning here in Thredbo village we have the lightest of snow flakes falling in the village
I observe a nice morning of skiing was had albeit long lift queues on Mt Perisher. Snow held up great with guns going most of the morning. Crowds terrible, as was having to bus it back, but skiing was pretty good. Starting ot get a little icy so we took off. Its a shame they weren't able to get any more runs going to handle the crowds, it was pretty dangerous out there at times. Too many knuckleheads getting their ambitions confused with their capabilities. Snow quality good though, awesome with a little bit more. Jasper....only the J bar and carpets open at Smiggins still.
Its just topography - oragraphic rain and rain shadows and all that. The same reason it rarely snows in Jindadyne but at the same altitude on the western side of the range it snows all the time.
Perisher is on top of the plateau. Thredbo is on the edge of it. Wilsons Valley is close enough to the plateau to still get snow.
The fuzz hat is on the mountains now. You can still see the sun in the village but its snowing a bit up the top. Probably snowing even more out on the western edge of the range. Sun would be out in Jindabyne.
Not sure where the 12cm has fallen - everything looks much the same. However as the cloud lifts I do observe snow on the Bluff nth side for the first time in a while.
I observe it is lightly snowing again at merrits
I observe a good mornings skiing at Perisher in a solid 20cm. Lift lines silly, people skiing Olympic to miss happy valley line probably. It's pretty bad.
I observe snow snakes (quite up close) when trying to take a more direct line to Sundeck, take the long way kids.
I also observe cloud starting to roll in.
This system certainly filled in some holes and expanded the existing man made runs at Perisher which is an OK result but a long way to go. Track has been pushed in for Leichhardt so probably open tomorrow. Would also expect Excelerator as well. Good for a base build and hopefully we can get 20 out of this next system that will open up a lot more. Staying nice and cold with overcast skies.
Yeah, the season starter has not happened.
Depends how you clarify a season starter, sure beats the grass I was looking at two days ago.
Thanks. Nice explanation - I'll pay that!
You can see the fresh snow on Tirol, under Shakey Knees, and over towards Spurs. Those areas were almost bare on Tuesday. I reckon they can get Gliders and Happy Feet Carpets open with a bit of snowmaking, but this would be massive, so we can keep people over there, rather than Bourke St. I'd imagine there would be more snow on the Summit and Howqua areas. They could get these areas open, if they try hard.
Overcast at Buller, one brief snow shower and dry for the rest of the day. Icey conditions on the Southside, much nicer on the Northside.
A friend has just shared on PSR that it is snowing at the Ski Tube.
Ok that's it - I've booked for this weekend. I can't wait anymore. It's killing me! Risky but I will have fun regardless.
It's snowing again on cruiser and high noon at thredders.
Only showers maybe according to radar
looks to be snowing right down to Thredbo Village
Puking! Not much on the radar so dont blink or you will miss it.
Actually not sure about that Kappy. If you watch the visible radar over the last couple of hours, the moisture is actually increasing from the WNW... Hopecast!
do you mean WNW or NNW?
Thanks - fixed....West young man go West
Clearly I am looking at the wrong radar. Happy to be corrected. Which radar you looking at?
Would concur.. Seems little around, One shower over a tree?
I observe someone needs to clear the Guthega cam. That little bit looks awesome!
You were right, blink and missed, was looking WZ and changing to "visible" too late now as the sun has set. But was obviously just hopeful, looked like cloud was building as it came up against the range.
Try skiing too far from snowmaking. Without it we would be barely underway. It does look better.
Well it felt cold enough most of the day in Adelaide with some heavy showers, and the front will roll in over the next hour or so dropping temps another 3 or 4 degrees. When it is below 10 degrees and raining at Whyalla its a good sign... 7 degrees at Mount Lofty and colder air to come. please keep the moisture....
I'm liking what I observe now.. as apposed to last system.
It "feels" like snow weather is approaching in Camberwell. Colder wind and clouds building.
Radar and sat also look encouraging and actually filling in..
it's all about temp, as observed with last system in NSW bit especially here in Vic.
I undertook a sneaky day trip to,Perisher to observe conditions first hand. Cold, sunny day with some quite nice snow. Reality: yesterday's snow was a welcome starter but much more is needed to get more terrain open (we are only looking at around 20cm natural snow, after all). Queues were yawningly long today (30 minutes at Happy Valley if you were lucky, 20 minutes at the Mt P Triple) and runs were chock-a-block with people, dangerously so. In effect, limited terrain + thousands of visitors = not much time actually spent skiing/boarding. So fingers crossed that we receive more snow, or this coming weekend will be ... interesting!
Bugger all rain in Melbourne overnight. Nothing fell from what I can see, contrary to what was forecast.