1. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Après topics.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

Observations Observations. 21st September -27th September

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Donzah, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    3,415
    Location:
    Mount Victoria, NSW
    Cold air has just come thru Mount Victoria NSW. Four degree drop in three BoM readings for mount Boyce, each one minute apart. Solid gust front as it arrived.

    edit six degrees in fifteen minutes now.
     
  2. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,791
    Likes Received:
    45,046
    Location:
    Mountains
    Not snowing on the Jindy North Shore
     
    POW_hungry likes this.
  3. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,720
    Likes Received:
    5,058
    Location:
    Alpine the dark side of snowboarding
    Not or Now??
     
  4. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,791
    Likes Received:
    45,046
    Location:
    Mountains
    Not now not today, a little thick white rain splattering about from time to time
     
  5. Adaminaby Angler

    Adaminaby Angler One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    857
    Location:
    Maragle, NSW; 948 m AMSL; 35° 51’ 30.06” S
    It's been snowing lightly all throughout the afternoon here (temp mostly 0°–1° C), and maxed at just under 4° C around noon. Interested to see if it gets heavier later on.
     
    whether, DiscoStuAU, Homer and 2 others like this.
  6. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 Addicted

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2020
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    272
    Heavy rain and big temp drop just hit Penrith
     
    Homer likes this.
  7. Westerly Wind

    Westerly Wind Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2019
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Orange NSW (885 m a.s.l.)
    Still snowing lightly not heavy enough to settle for now... hope to see it a bit heavier later.
    Orange Ap. Current temp 1.1
     
    Untele-whippet and ecowain like this.
  8. Little Austria

    Little Austria Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    106

    What a difference!!!
     
  9. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    Very Impressive band heading towards the NSW alps
     
    Jonathan_P, Kletterer and SMSkier like this.
  10. Bindo

    Bindo One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2001
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    277
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    A few wet flakes at Hampton, NSW, coming and going.
     
    whether, Homer, Westerly Wind and 6 others like this.
  11. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    31,550
    Likes Received:
    5,398
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    It's now ken cold !
     
    malas1 and Jonathan_P like this.
  12. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,529
    Likes Received:
    33,217
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    Wintery mix in Mt Victoria now.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    748
    Location:
    Franga
    After a short burst of hail, the sun is out in Franga.
     
  14. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Messages:
    11,978
    Likes Received:
    18,268
    Location:
    Box Hill, Vic.
    Falls Creek:



    Hotham:


    Reports of 30cm+
     
    Born2skii, woggybot, Karicta and 12 others like this.
  15. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,529
    Likes Received:
    33,217
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    Big wet flakes now, Mt Victoria BMs
     
    whether, Homer, Seafm and 7 others like this.
  16. SnowBound

    SnowBound One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,613
    Likes Received:
    1,877
    Location:
    Northern Beaches, Sydney
    DITTO Blackheath
     
    Homer, Seafm, Westerly Wind and 4 others like this.
  17. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    6pm was the call..
    Looks good until 6am IMO
     
  18. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    Coldest air lies west of Albury at present...
     
    Adaminaby Angler likes this.
  19. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,010
    Likes Received:
    4,361
    Location:
    Omega Centauri
    Snow level above Bullocks Flat at 5pm
     
  20. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    Once the sun sets that will drop
     
    Jonathan_P likes this.
  21. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    7pm will start to get proper mental in the resorts ..
    9pm will be proper proper mental..

    going off the sat pic
     
    GlendaN, Annago, JindySuz and 2 others like this.
  22. Fancy_Pants

    Fancy_Pants Addicted

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    157
    NSW specific, I figure?
     
    Donzah likes this.
  23. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    5,499
    Likes Received:
    6,154
    Location:
    Cairns, Queensland
    Got the ski's ready?
     
    ecowain and Untele-whippet like this.
  24. skiXC

    skiXC Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Victoria
    Major drop in temperature with the latest rain band, showing 4°C outside now.
     
  25. Winterwolf

    Winterwolf Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2019
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    150
    It's 5 in Bowral and temp slowly dropping after some heavy showers and a welcome 4mm. Hoping there's enough moisture left when the real cold air gets here for a few flakes.
    We've kept missing out this year and this surely is the last chance hotel of a system.
     
    whether and Homer like this.
  26. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,529
    Likes Received:
    33,217
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.

    Still snowing and approaching 0C, may get some settling or black ice to upset the school holiday traffic escaping Sin City going west.
     
    Winterwolf, ecowain and SMSkier like this.
  27. Yourmumscookin

    Yourmumscookin Addicted

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2018
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    The Shire
    Great shot!!
    Love staying where you took that photo from
     
    GlendaN, Ted Harper and Jonathan_P like this.
  28. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,869
    Likes Received:
    8,009
    Location:
    Melbourne
    More snow at some Mr. T. favoured XC ski locations.
    The Table o Meter at Falls Creek is looking even better now compared with this morning's photo.

    The Bluff Spur hut area at Mt. Stirling looks like Mid Winter now. Well Mid Winter 2018 .

    It is snowing at Baw Baw and the snow should continue overnight.
     
  29. SnowBound

    SnowBound One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,613
    Likes Received:
    1,877
    Location:
    Northern Beaches, Sydney
    Been snowing light wet flakes in Blackheath for past 20-30 mins. Not settling yet...
     
    whether and SAsurfa like this.
  30. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    Oh mah lord
    [​IMG]
     
    GlendaN, woggybot, hongomania and 3 others like this.
  31. big_onion

    big_onion Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    162
    A few pictures today from the hills of Cobungra to Hotham. If the fresh snow had fallen on a base it would have been epic as the snow was top quality.
     

    Attached Files:

    nfip, GS, Majikthise and 24 others like this.
  32. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    3,000
    Location:
    Manly, Sydney
    That first photo is superb! Incredible and one of the best.
     
    GlendaN and woggybot like this.
  33. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    3,000
    Location:
    Manly, Sydney
    Good drop in temp on the Northern Beaches, from 20.1 at 5pm to now 8.9.
     
    whether and Ted Harper like this.
  34. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,720
    Likes Received:
    5,058
    Location:
    Alpine the dark side of snowboarding
    Couldn't help myself ... came down to Jindy last night, did a bit of remote working today, and we just ducked up to the Man for dinner. snowing all the way down to well below wilsons on the way out. really is a great storm!
     
    Ret-ro, GlendaN, woggybot and 9 others like this.
  35. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,526
    Likes Received:
    20,153
    Moonbah @ 1100 ASL... very light snow falling, the outdoors smell of a fireplace. Ahhh Winter.

    Oh wait.....,
     
    nfip, SAsurfa, Val Desire and 7 others like this.
  36. malas1

    malas1 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    429
    Now snowing heavily at anglers reach
     
  37. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,869
    Likes Received:
    8,009
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The Rover Chalet snow cam shows how the Bogong High Plains have gone from zero to hero.
     
  38. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    21,132
    Likes Received:
    14,950
    Location:
    Top drawer
    A few flakes earlier at leura, but all dried up now.
     
  39. Phil Hart

    Phil Hart Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    54
    Observations from Hotham/Dinner Plain Saturday 25th

    At Dinner Plain (1580m), the first light snow flurry came in and settled around 7:30pm Thursday evening but otherwise the snow didn't really start till well after midnight. By 9am Friday most of the snow fall was finished. There was a solid 10cm on the ground in Dinner Plain but temp by 9-10am was only just around freezing.

    In Mt Hotham, around midday with temp -2 I measured just on 20cm in Slatey Cutting car park (1640m), which seemed to have held snow better and be more repsentative than most areas close to the road through the resort proper. Skiing on the Brabralung trail away from the resort, 15cm was about the best you could measure. Yes I took my ruler skiing :). There were also some genuine snowflakes in the mix early afternoon - I've seen that before from near these low centres.

    While I'm sure there are some good drifts, and perhaps exposed western side of range got a little more, I would say 15-20cm was a fair summary of snow depth received. There were a couple of centimetres more snowfall during the afternoon but snow pack was consolidating faster than it was falling so total depth measured was actually less. But you could say accumulated snowfall may have peaked over 20cm in favourable areas. EC forecasts via Jane/YR were therefore pretty close, so too was 50th percentile BoM forecast (Hotham forecast from Wed and Thu was for 15-35mm). BoM snow level forecasts were more realistic today (seemed fair bit too optimistic on Mon/Tue).

    I was surprised to receive messages from Creswick and Ballarat reporting snowfall there around 1-2pm. Airmass definitely didn't feel that cold here at that time. Coldest September day in Ballarat since 1969 according to BoM via ABC.

    At the end of the day around 5pm, I drove a little down the Hotham rd towards Bright, in foul road and weather conditions, including fittings chains to 4WD. Heavy snow cover on ground and vegetation and plenty across road all the way down to Dungeys Hollow at 1450m and no sign of it ending anytime soon. Interestingly the car said temp remained -3 all the way from near Hotham summit despite dropping 400m (it was fairly breezy so I don't think inversion could explain that). Official Hotham obs were heading towards -5 around the same time but still seemed a little unusual. Was the colder air mass pushing lower elevations harder first?

    -3 at Dinner Plain at 6pm, but snow cover thinned out steadily to the east, with just last little dregs on the ground by Hotham Airport (1300m) but snow flurries in the air and temp -1 (matching official obs). Precipitation really dies off quickly east of Hotham so lack of snow beyond that more due to lack of precipitation rather than temperature having been too high.

    Photos show a pretty awesome turn-around in conditions at Dinner Plain in 24 hours from Thu to Fri morning. Great to be able to get a last taste of winter!

     
  40. winter

    winter One of Us

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    southern highlands, nsw
    Thredbo village 9pm. Just lightly snowing now.
     

    Attached Files:

    LaNeige and Untele-whippet like this.
  41. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,529
    Likes Received:
    33,217
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    V windy, 0C with a windchill of -11C and a few flakes still wafting down (snow was quite heavy a few hours ago and was thinking about settling)
    Mt Victoria
     
    whether and Snow Blowey like this.
  42. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,869
    Likes Received:
    8,009
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The OP is a lucky person to be out skiing in such fresh conditions :).
     
    Karicta likes this.
  43. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    Friends on the monaro are reporting millennium falcon
     
  44. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,791
    Likes Received:
    45,046
    Location:
    Mountains
    All is quiet on the North Shore
     
  45. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,101
    Likes Received:
    4,402
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Huey sending bulk southerly flow nighttime cold dry HQ snow to DP rn. Very pretty in the village
     
  46. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,529
    Likes Received:
    33,217
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    Daylight saving?
     
  47. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,689
    Likes Received:
    44,568
    Location:
    woonona
    Yeah it's a pow day.
    Dew points are in the boots
    Uppers are decent.
    Winds are OK..
    Dendritic accumulates
     
  48. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,466
    Likes Received:
    7,340
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    [​IMG]
     
  49. BlueHue

    BlueHue One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,418
    Likes Received:
    1,390
    Location:
    Sydney
    Nothing in Jindy.
     
  50. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2015
    Messages:
    2,486
    Likes Received:
    6,300
    Location:
    Tooma , NSW
    The drive up the Alpine Way from the west was .... decent. Snow on the ground from Murray 1 and on the road from Geehi. Snowing heavily on the western side.