Observations Obs 1st - 6th August

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  1. CarveMan

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    All of the yes.
     
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    Coming down in sheets all day at Hotham, eased up a couple of times but consistent light snow all day. Epic in the trees and continual top up on groomers.

    Picked up again in the last 15 mins
     
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  3. timonearth

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    Nice day watching the snow fall in the Guthega valley while I wait for my head cold to clear. Still getting intermittent snow as the clouds roll over. Imagine it will continue for a few hours yet. :)
     
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  4. Snorkler

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    Confirmed.
     
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  5. hongomania

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    Get out of the shower and its cleared up!
     
  6. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    This morning was sensational and I'd like to thank everyone for leaving me the Hero Line on Heavenly seeing I got out a little late. Couple of hikes to Mary's was worth every step. Had a bit of a disagreement with a tree under Orchard chair, have to put on a show.

    Many great lines of fresh today.
     
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  7. Claude Cat

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    Chumpy at Hotham today.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Donza

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    sun?
    ghee it looks hard work to get that plume
    dat 5cm of fresh
    yesterday?
     
  9. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow way down low in the Brindabellas this arvo
     
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  11. Donza

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  12. Snow Blowey

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    I was working outside in Wellington all day and there were definitely some sleety showers, particularly around 10am, but didn't see any snow. Certainly would have been snowing a bit closer to orange though.
     
  13. mick chopps

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    Defs not today.

    He's been running Hotham Insta all week, posting photos from all over the shop. Imagine there'll be one from today up tmrw.
     
  14. Donza

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    heelside track in is 2cm deep.
    Today would have been a shovel turn (ie up to his knees)
     
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    C'mon Donz - denigration just for the sake of it?
     
  16. Donza

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    nah hell no
    just an observation of a heelside "bang" for the cameras....

    Today is legit snow
    you would struggle to do that in todays snow...
     
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    Yeah, true donza. You wouldn't want to see the video. Definitely not "all time"
     
  18. Baw Baw Bear

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    Baw Baw 9 mm in gauge to 9 am , then so far 18mm and climbing. Maybe I will have another metre party before i leave this mortal coil.:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
     
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    From the archives perhaps. Def not today.
     
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    Snowed heavily all day today at Baw Baw, big fat flakes most of the time. Very poor visibility all day and lots of deep snow made it hard going but lack of people made up for it. Hard to keep up any speed it was so dry and fresh and I took my Atomic Elysians. Very slow drive back down to the intersection following some very nervous drivers.
     
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    I observe that stairs have disappeared at Buller, also picnic tables are now designed for little people :D:D
     
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    Japanese picnic tables now.
     
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    Today was ok to very good in parts, but no bonza or shakey knees, oh and no visibility, tomorrow should be good, esp in parts that didn't get touched today
     
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    Please !! Can i leave my shoes and socks on PLEEEAASSEEEEE :)
     
  25. Baw Baw Bear

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    Baw Baw dew point is higher than temp ??? I am a novice , but does not seem right ?? Sensor may have gone skiing :D
     
  26. The Plowking

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    Last one 95 ?
     
  27. CarveMan

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    Bro that was my joke.
     
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    Have to go through the old photos , that would be about right , i have some photos from 70's and 60's somewhere:)
     
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    I remember in early September that season it got back over 1m and had a deeper base at that point than any if the big resorts
     
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    Don't count on it, we haven't had sun like that for the last 3 days... Everyday has been clouded in predominantly. Those pics are clearly taken many days earlier.
     
  31. Baw Baw Bear

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    Baw Baw percip gauge showing 34mm since 9am yesterday, official snow report 10 cm last 24 hrs ??? One of them is correct. Still not complaining it's bloody fantastic :woohoo:
     
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    I observe Buller can't take a trick so far this season.

    Finally getting good snowfall and the power goes on the blink!:mad:
     
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    Ignore the Baw Baw AWS for precipitation. It's useless in winter.
     
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    Damn hoping it was right , will check out the cams when they fire up :cheers:
     
  35. gaz35

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    I was at Falls Tuesday and the sun was out all morning. Not inconceivable the same at Hotham (in fact likely)
     
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  36. The Plowking

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    Constant sw flow would indicate more than gauge almost past 24hrs maybe even.
     
  37. MisterMxyzptlk

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    Buller tables look Japanese
     
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    You really must stop drinking in the morning
     
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  39. The Plowking

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    Autotext and pilot
     
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    I will just have to go up and carry out a personal observation of depth and conditions :D
     
  41. mick chopps

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    take a snorkel. and a paddle.
     
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    I didnt see you use it bro. What was your advice?.....keep up.
     
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    Mawson though...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Can't wait to see this camera when it clears
     
  46. mick chopps

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    I wouldn't expect that any time soon.
     
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    Look forward to what should be a great update BBBear :clap:
     
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    Yep, I reckon they are underestimating. Time for a one metre party for Baw Baw
     
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  49. The Plowking

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    Won't make it imo.
    Either way it's a good deep solid base that will last a while
     
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    stay on topic.