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Obs: July 30th - August 9th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Stratus, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Deano1717

    Deano1717 First Runs

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    Storms firing up everywhere.

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    Victoria Regional Office

    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    for DAMAGING WIND, FLASH FLOODING and LARGE HAILSTONES
    For people in the
    North East and parts of the
    East Gippsland,
    Northern Country and
    West and South Gippsland s.

    Issued at 2:57 pm Saturday, 6 August 2011.

    Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, very heavy rainfall,
    flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several
    hours. Locations which may be affected include Wodonga, Wangaratta, Corryong,
    Bright, Falls Creek and Omeo.

    The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
    * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
    * secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
    * keep away from creeks and drains.
    * do not drive vehicles through flooded areas.
    * stay indoors if possible.
    * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
    * if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
    * listen to the radio for storm updates
    * switch off your computer and electrical appliances

    The next warning is due to be issued by 6:00 pm.

    Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
    website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency
    Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly
     
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  2. CycloneSteve75

    CycloneSteve75 First Runs

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    Ok, now the sun is out in Jindy
     
  3. ians 158

    ians 158 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pissing down at Harrietville,wind has started as well.
     
  4. Stratus

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    Temp dropped 0.6degrees in 5 MINUTES with the first NW band at Falls. Now just up to 1.3C. Another degree drop and it will be snow.

     
  5. ians 158

    ians 158 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe hands rubbing together. [​IMG]
     
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  6. bdenny4

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    Pi55ing down at Dinner Plain
     
  7. bdenny4

    bdenny4 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Change that tp wet flakes
     
  8. fletch

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    Now we are getting some action. Heavy hail, snow and wind.
     
  9. Stants5

    Stants5 Hard Yards

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    Dumping down now at dp, it's heavy but it's better than rain!
     
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    #160 Hacski, Aug 6, 2011
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  11. loweee

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    Big burst of rain in Jindy with Temps down now to 6c and resorts around 0c at the top so hopefully some loving tonight.
     
  12. Boodwah

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    Today was shit. This I think was everyone's observation. IMO
     
  13. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Re: Obs: July 30th - August 9th

    Currently 0.0 @ Thredbo top
     
  14. Claude Cat

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    Have had over 10mm here in Canterbury today. Actually quite a bit more than I expected.
     
  15. Claude Cat

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    Where?
     
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  16. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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  17. loweee

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    Re: Obs: July 30th - August 9th

    I know its an ob but will post there too but snowing heavily at smiggins.
     
  18. loweee

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    Just got confirmation at smiggins snowing quite heavily for the last hour.
     
  19. Claude Cat

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    Looking at radar and satellite pics, the low is rotating in western Bass Strait.
    Pressure is still pretty high, 1017 hPa here in Canterbury.
     
  20. Outlooker

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    Stiill raining in Jindabyne and 9 deg (car). Still above zero in Perisher. Temps are dropping to the west but moisture is also. Centre of low seems to be around Mt Gambier but as CC has said pressure is pretty high at 1015hpa.
     
  21. BH

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    It has to be below zero in Perisher....Thredbo is -1c. The Perisher website temps havent updated since 6.30pm- Also getting reports of heavy snow in perisher...
     
  22. Outlooker

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    I am going of the BOM website that is now showing 0.4 deg at 8.30. Just spoke to someone up there though who confirmed it was now snowing heavily. Hoping it continues.
     
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  23. Rush

    Rush Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe that the EC and ACCESS model predictions from 3-5 days ago are very accurate.
     
  24. timonearth

    timonearth Hard Yards

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    Left Canterbury today and got down to Wanaka, blowing a gale, seems to have eased tonight, but expecting another crappy windy day tomorrow.

    Fingers crossed it eases for Monday.

    <img src="https://www.ski.com.au/xf/styles/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="\:\/" title="smirk" height="15" width="15" />
     
  25. dmzm

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    I observe that this morning was pi$$ing down at thredbo base, frozen rain up top. Totally soaked - by 11am thought the day would be a complete fail, but the afternoon came good with some colder temps and better picks of areas to ski.

    Afternoon weather-wise was better, still more hard rain up top but dry patches here and there. even saw the sun and a rainbow at one point

    Currently raining on and off in Jindabyne and around 4-5 deg, hopefully the temps are cold enough to give the resorts some coating - particularly at the ~1500 level and below, which were VERY slushy and not worth it.
     
  26. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    0.6 deg AT Lake Mountain. Got down to 0.4 earlier. Hope it's snowing!
     
  27. pansnow

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    I observed heavy rain,lighting and thunder in echuca about 7.00pm.
    Now very cold.
    The same storms now appear to be aheading for the VIC resorts have a look at the radar
    About to hit wangarrata.
    Anyone know whats happening at Falls creek.
    We arrive tomrrow afternoon I don,t want to drive the car up to the lodge.
    It will make live easier but I would rather a dump snow tonight so the roads are coverd and get the oversnow.
    Yes I know I am dreaming.
     
  28. nisstrust

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    Nope don't know about falls , as the stupidly did away with their night cam! observe Temps dropping to negs
     
  29. -Waterboy-

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    Yeah.. I just noticed that storm cell incoming on the radar as well. Mount Hotham has also dropped 0.6 degrees to -2.7 in the last 30 mins. Also Mt Hotham Airport is into negatives so it should be snowing down to 1100m [​IMG]
     
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  30. woggybot

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    I am observing the WEIRDEST sat loop that I have seen in a long, long time.
    Winds going east-to-west, west-to-east, north-to-south and south-to-north....clockwise AND counterclockwise!!!

    If we get snow, be very grateful, because the barometer says we shouldn't be....fingers crossed!
     
  31. luvthabumps

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    nice fresh layer of white at Buller - albeit only a few cm
     
  32. Claude Cat

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    Buller actually reporting 7cm which is a whole lot better than anywhere else.
     
  33. FourSquare04

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    I got excited when I saw all of these obs only to be shattered when the Perisher & Thredbo reports are only saying 2 to 3cm !

    Here's hoping a miracle comes off today......
     
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    I observe a nice looking blob of cold, moisture laden air on the Yarrawonga radar heading for the Vic alps today...
     
  35. FourSquare04

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    Thredbo now reporting light snow flurries in the village.......

    Up top it got down to -3.2 earlier this morning and it's currently -2.4 which is better......hopefully it doesn't warm too much today and the cold pool kicks in......
     
  36. BenLomond Iceman

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    Snowing on the Ben from the east -south east. -05.. Hopefully continues for a couple of days
     
  37. Outlooker

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    Snow is skiable at least in Guthega. A wet couple of cm's but more is needed. No wind but cloud hanging over the range.
     
  38. snowninja

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    Raining now Mt Beauty.... 9.9 degrees hopefully cold enough up the top!
     
  39. loweee

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    Snowing at North Perisher around the Peer Gynt area at the moment (light but nice)
     
  40. bdenny4

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    Snowing at Dinner Plain
     
  41. snowblowa

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    The radar has that line of moisture developing perfectly to sweep right a across the ranges from the NW, looks to be stretching out in a NE to SW band which IMO will have good snow falling very soon. Especially at Falls and Hotham. Judging by the rotation and moisture spread, we could see several of these bands develop this arvo/evening that sweep across the resorts. Promising stuff IMOO, after such an unpromising last 3 weeks. [​IMG]

    I also observe really dark clouds circling Melbourne's north, been developing all morning after a sunny start. This arvo could deliver i reckon.....
     
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  42. Stratus

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    Some nice rotation now. Hotham and Falls will benifit from the NW moisture. Some heavy falls likely from the Wang to Wodonga band as it sweeps across. Another couple of hours.
     
  43. Boodwah

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    Seriously puking Hotham
     
  44. fletch

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    Confirmed. Hotham is getting big flakes. Come back!
     
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    Keep the Obs coming Boodwah! Awesome!
     
  46. aqua70

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    and buller , falls copping it too. seems the vic resorts are getting it at the moment
     
  47. GazStreats

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    Yeah, regular obs would be great. Looks like some decent snow heading for Falls/Hotham in about 30 mins.
     
  48. loweee

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    Look at it spinning on the radar. Nice speckled showers coming through from the west and north west temps looking to hold and possibly drop this afternoon .
     
  49. Stratus

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    More like 1.5 hours.
     
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    Any good news (observation) for Baw Baw looking ugly at the moment !!