Observations May 6-12th System

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, May 6, 2016.

  1. cookieman

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    That's very nice rainfall.The streams will spill over and the trout in the high country will be feeding like crazy.
    Maybe a fish and a ski for opening weekend? (off topic)
    I can only see very light snowfalls the next couple of days and then warmish again.
     
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  2. Edgecrusher

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    Yup. IMO, what was important out of this system was to provide for solid runoff from later systems. I think it delivered substantially, particularly factoring in that there hadn't been any solid rain for quite a while.
    It even delivered quite a lot in the west, and the Otways, as well as providing for the NE catchments and Melbourne's catchments:
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    Gippsland of course had the rain shadow effect, but give it a good ECL down the track and its numbers should bump up as well.
     
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  3. Rush

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    Uncle in Macedon was very happy, as was his brother-in-law on the farm.
     
  4. Edgecrusher

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    Yeah my folks are in Europe until early June and were happy when I told them their place received around 40mm. They've got a neighbour to water the garden in their absence, but he won't need to for the next week.
     
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    Blardy windy here in Mt Victoria, gusting relentlessly between 40 - 70 kph for the past 24 hours.
     
  6. TomGroggon

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    BOM fairly accurate with rainfall on the mountains Thredbo got 180ml not so with freeze level.There is a band coming through Bass Strait could suprise
     
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  7. Kletterer

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    Shitty day working outside in Deakin. A few showers and got colder after 1 30 pm
     
  8. chriscross

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    BB cams all down but snow at Mawson in Tas.
     
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    Wow. Imagine that rainfall with the right temps. Would've outstripped #barry.
     
  10. Donza

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    can't happen with this setup
    the moisture was a function of the temps
    to have that much of a saturated atmosphere, the temps need to be accommodating .
     
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    Temps at Thredbo top now below zero.
    In a NW flow.

    Giddy up! :D
     
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    Wind has picked up here in jindy again. Feels coldest since last winter getting a bit of firewood in.
     
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    Looks like a Baw Baw special to me, if not a hair warm.
     
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    definitely a bit of white stuff on the Perisher cams

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  17. Marcus Australius

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    Even the smiggins cam shows white stuff, nice view for the morning. Now I'm waiting to see the ACT Ranges as the sun comes up
     
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    Looks like it was around the "natural" snowline and above, nothing on the lower Thredbo cams
     
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    Snow. Nice.
     
  20. AJS

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    Let's hope we observe more falling over the rest of the day- BOM still has plenty of moisture and cold temps until 6pm today..?
     
  21. Donza

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    Cool out of bed... might need the heater..

    Fb. Flooded with pics of 2cm
     
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    Exactly what the charts showed a week ago
     
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    Hotham above the road. approx 1780m. Snow. Soon to be all gone again.
     
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    And predictably the marketing machine presses play.
     
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  26. TripleM

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    We are at Hotham Central. Great to see a few cms of snow falling overnight. Its settling on ground but don't think it will last long. Blowing a gale still.
     
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  27. Angus_McCrory

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    Are they grooming?
     
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    I'm sure you can get an up to the minute , honest and accurate report here....
    http://www.snowfm.com.au/
     
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  29. Angus_McCrory

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    Its for base consolidation you know...... :thumbs:
     
  30. mick chopps

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    ground feels colder already.
     
  31. Donza

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    a mate of mine is going to drive up to CP..i'll post some pics
     
  32. bengarden

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    Definitely feels more like Autumn this morning in Canberra. Wind blowing feels like there's snow in the mountains. Unfortunately for May its not going to last long. Frickin 21 again on Saturday then 2 days after of 20. Very Strange. When will we actually get a frost and some ice?
     
  33. Warlock_01

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    Give Perisher a few hours and the guns will be blazing
     
  34. Farkle Minkus

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    Just got out of the surf in Northern NSW, still a balmy 23 degrees.
     
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  35. telecrag

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    Evil way, from Thredbo FB

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  36. Donza

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    Nah..DP all wrong
     
  37. bengarden

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    Arghhh. The onslaught of ski area Marketing emails has started. Perisher has sent me an email to say it snowed. Seriously. Then they try to say that "With temperatures consistently dropping". Umm guys its a ridiculous warm May and its about to warm up again. 10 degrees in Perisher next few days. Perhaps the truth doesn't sell tickets and accom.
     
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  38. DidSurfNowSki

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    Yep
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  39. Ubiquitous Steve

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    yep nuisance snow this time in May...those warm temps just to the nth...ACT Sydney Nth Coast are a worry...

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
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  40. glengary

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    That's it for another week or two. Snow should be all gone by tomorrow.
     
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  41. DidSurfNowSki

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    I observe you are 24 hours too early making this statement. More snow will fall overnight IMO. BoM are saying above 1500m.
     
  42. glengary

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    With Perisher max of 7 tomorrow I don't think it will last long
     
  43. Chowder11

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    Thats because its early May.
     
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    I can't see that temp personally..
    however it will be above zero
     
  45. Claude Cat

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    ABC news calling it a "significant dusting". Oxymoron much?
     
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    News Ltd calling it a dump - just moronic
     
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  49. Donza

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    light dump?
     
  50. woggybot

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    Incoming on the sat pic!

    Noooiiiice