Observations June 5th-9th

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  1. Zimboo

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    Yep 9 to 13 is a pretty bleak 24 hours!!!!
    We have clear sky's so cold at night, but warming up to high teens during the day.
    Might even get some rain towards/over the weekend up here.
     
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    hey @Zimboo how cold is it getting there at night?
    any chance of a sprinkling on those glass mtns soon?
     
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    7.9C last night here!!!! Should be about the same tonight.
    I think the coldest I can remember was about 4 to 5C in the.last 20 years here.
    More chance of a frost than anything else around these parts.
    We live on the steepest hill/street in Noosa and we often asked the kids over the years how they would attack it if it was a ski hill.
    It's too steep and not wide enough to skateboard, so it's jump turn territory.
     
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    I have all my runs planned for that 1 in 500 snow storm to hit the eastern suburbs of Sydney :D:whistle:
     
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    Another fine sunny, calm day in Adelaide - 17 degrees with nothing but sunshine symbols and 17's or 18's for the foreseeable future.
    I only hope that the words of winter in forums such as this stave off the depression.:cry:
     
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    I have dreams of this -

     
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    Some decent rolling 24 hr rainfall totals now around Sydney. City about 80mm (best effort since 8 Feb), Homebush close to 100mm
     
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    Attunga Street..... like the Elevator....
     
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    Can you imagine the chaos....
     
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    Yeah somewhat above mean Max for JUN at the moment, but we are only a week in AND Minimum Mean temp (month to date) is also lower, so one could argue it's pretty 'normal' at the moment.:thumbs:

    Here's BoM's historical summary for JUN in Perisher and here's Perisher's Month to date mean.
     
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    Personally I would've pointed out to the OP that temps in the alps haven't been a problem at all so far... it was -6 the other day. This little system, as much as would've been nicer with a heap more natural snow, has been perfect for resorts to consolidate what is opened or get some lifts spinning for QBW. Snowmakers will be going nuts all week pumping it out on those preferred high traffic runs. Now we wait for a genuine season starter, >1ft storm and we're right underway!
     
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    Heavy rain continues here in Sydney and looking very bleak. 13C here in Bondi.
     
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    Slightly colder in PV than Thredbo this morning allowing snow making to continue. Meanwhile in Sydney it continues to hose down with showers and rain forecast through to Wednesday at this stage.
     
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    Thanks guys for answering my question relating to the JUNE temperatures. Much appreciated @POW_hungry :thumbs:
     
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    I observe that my decision to head south to carve some turns is a mighty brilliant one. The hoardes and all!

    Sydney will suck this weekend.
     
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    It was a wet drive down to Perisher this morning. Showers from Wollongong to lake George and then foggy around Cooma. Currently 5C and not a cloud in the sky on FV.
     
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    Melb has become winter cold and dark this afternoon...
     
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    You must live on Eugarie Street. Often wished there was a magic carpet up that street.
     
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    0.5C @ Baw Baw WSW wind, with showers inbound.
    Southerly push would be good after this weak trough passes.
     
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    Cold and wet here in St Kilda East
     
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    Looking out to the range this evening from home...,no snow in that lot.
     

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    I observe that the BOM got the forecast for western sydney wrong in a big way this week. They spend a lot of time and effort on the metro forecasts, as that is where 5 million of the population lives, and usually they are pretty accurate.

    Tuesday evening the late afternoon update for Wednesday in my area in North West sydney showed a 70% chance of 3-5mm. We ended up getting pretty much exactly 100mm. It's a long time since I remember the BOM getting it that wrong. I guess they completely underestimated how much rain was going to move inland from the coast. They were always forecasting more rain for the coastal strip.
     
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    Just started raining down in Dalgety
     
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    Where are the observations? This kind of theoretical discussion should surely be in a bbq thread or weather technicalities thread. What is happening in the mountains ( or elsewhere)?
     
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    Possum cam! South Perisher
     

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    Rutherglen nearly as cold as the resorts.

    Force field running south from benella spoiling what party there was...
     
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    heavy showers in jindy woke me up at 6am. 5c but looks like from the north.

    Not sure it is doing much up the hill. Hovering just over 0c at 1700m
     
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    Baw Baw looks like it picked up some snow between 8-10pm as suspected. 3mm recorded.
     
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    Slush falling at P based on temps being slighly positive at the moment
     
  30. Jacko4650

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    Rain here at Island Bend for the last 40min. Too warm for snow here 2.5 degrees @ 2630 metres. Starting to clear.
     
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    2630 metres? I observe you are flying.
     
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    cloud nine or seventh heaven?
     
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    Whats a digit amoungst friends! Now at Perisher car park where light snow is falling, though melting quickly.
     
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    Don't we all love these days.
    Just upgraded my rain-wear....need a pair of those big blue rubber lifty gloves.
    Link any-one ?
    Can get the red ones a Bunnings but too short.
    Failing that I'll stay indoors.
     
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    Worth noting is that this is inbound out of the E/ENE. Although it's nothing but a passing shower, it's not all that common.
    That cold pool has done well to push through this High cell aloft (FL around 1900m, -25C @ 500mb at the moment)
     
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    Thredbo has the blue pvc gloves with wool interior for sale in their shops at friday flat and VT
     
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    Really !!! :rolleyes:
    It is observations......of a wet weather event.
    It is a common pattern I have observed every year.
    I observe current longer term models suggest this will continue again this year .
     
  40. Claude Cat

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    Off topic posts have been moved.

    Weather observation for this date period only.
     
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    I think i can make a fairly educated stab at the current cloud height in the BMs
     
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    Raining steadily in Jindy. Great start sure has turned into a damp squib. Weekend is meant to be better, but this damp clould seems to have settled in for the day.
     
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    Yeah has felt unseasonably warm up ACT way in the past 24 hours or so
     
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    Drove to Perisher at 8 am noting a mix of rain and some snow. Continued on to Charlottes. Observed that the snow was more consistent past the Guthries Ridge and holding to the road where elsewhere it had quickly melted. Perhaps some of the snowfall survived above 1900 metres.

     
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    I observe I'm having a heap more fun at Buller today than I would have if I was in the office.

    It's a sensational day with clear skies, no wind, no crowds and everyone pumped to have the current terrain open in early June, and gearing up for the weekend.

    I also observed the new snowflake machine in action even though it's well above zero degrees.

     
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    Consistent with the levels the models , 850 temp / heights where indicating.
     
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    A couple bare patches starting to show. Hope they get some cold tonight.
     
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    High traffic around the rails, pretty normal for a 12cm 'base'. Super easy to correct overnight with a crusty -4c in the forecast.
     
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    Pi$$ing with rain in the upper Blue Mtns ATM, QBW/e going wrong!
     
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