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Observations Observations. 21st September -27th September

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

  1. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Observing a very nice drive down from the Gong this arvo and a nice clear night in Jindy :(
     
  2. snowgum

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    Great report - any journalism opportunities?
     
  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cant imagine this is common, a friends place outside Melbourne, probably wondering WTF

     
  4. Snow Blowey

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  5. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha, she takes crazy cat lady to the next level. Heaps of photos of her menagerie experiencing snow, but the camels were my favourite. Has an animal rescue farm going.
     
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  6. snowgum

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    Well it can snow in the Middle East / Nth Africa - occasionally. You’d hope they don’t already have their summer coats?
     
  7. woggybot

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    Absolutely agree, was thinking the same thing!
    Transition from lush green to pure white is just magical :D
     
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  8. Nidecker

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    Agrees with snow stake

     
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  9. GlendaN

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    Snow stake first light
     
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  10. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Settled snow at Lake Eucy, better than anything else all winter there:

     
  11. Bindo

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    Light snow showers at Hampton this morning, a lit bit of settling overnight.
     
  12. Westerly Wind

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    Here at my place in Orange we have woken to a light covering of snow on rooftops, lawns and cars. Snow has been falling intermittently for the last few hours but seems to have stoped now .
     
  13. teckel

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    Blanket of snow settled on the ground in Narby. They haven't yet closed the Maroondah Hwy, but it too has dark tyre marks in its white surface. At least this time it hasn't brought a tree down on my house, but it's done something to (moved slightly?) the satellite dish so I get no TV :(
     
  14. 1000m

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    Snow in Crookwell but melting quick. Will take a drive out soon and get some pics
     
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  15. Westerly Wind

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    In the last hour Orange has had a heavy fall of snow . Settled on the street at the height of it.
    A cm or two in my backyard now. Stopped for now .... but that’s what I said last time !
    Live traffic has a general warning for roads in Orange & district for snow & ice.
    Spoke too soon. Snow falling heavy again ... big flakes.
     
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  16. Belly

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    National satellite / radar showing hope for a few more flurries for the main range today.
    Great storm.
    The evolution of the low will do some good things in the lower Tasman as well.
     
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  17. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher reporting 40cm storm total.

    Not bhed
     
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  18. Untele-whippet

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    Light snow falling in Mt Vic again now
     
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  19. Chookfooter

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    So in truth probably about 20 then.
     
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  20. Undies

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    Snow/sago flurry in Leura just now. Started settling on the doormat.

    Must be time for a walk.
     
  21. Sean G

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    Very light sleet / snow mix falling in Blackheath. Easing off now.
     
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  22. SnowBound

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    From Day to Day NSW thread...

     
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  23. hongomania

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    Still cool and very lightly snowing at hoth, Sun starting to have an impact. Imagine and black snake require commitment and prayers sharks don't bite too hard. Deep snow but obviously baseless making for difficult skiing

     
  24. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Central Asia , from The headwaters of The Indus to The Amu Darya , The Stans and as far as Mongolia, they all have camels and snow and sand. It is an extreme climate.
     
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  25. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Victorian snow cameras are looking good with only @hongomania getting some fresh tracks , the lucky b*rstard!
    26.9.20
    Baw Baw

    Whiskey Flat
    ( Hotham to Dinner Plain XC ski trail)

    The Falls Creek Table o Meter looking magnifico!

    Game on at TBJ / ski patrol car park at Mt. Stirling at 1270 M.

    Full cover at Lake Mtn.

    The Rover Chalet ski tow on the Bogong High Plains.


    We Melbournians simply hope and pray that 2021 will be a year in which some spring XC skiing will be possible when it snows like this.
    :-((
     
  26. Jabes

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    Stoked at the unexpected amount of cover on Ben Lomond. Maybe a sly 30cm?
    From Brown to Crowned.
     

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  27. Adaminaby Angler

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    Went for a snow chase to Billapaloola State Forest @ Wee Jasper this morning (970 m AMSL), as the radar showed the heaviest falls along the Brindabella's western slopes for much of last evening…and my judgement was correct. Strikingly deep snow for this time of year!

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    Back at Maragle, the snow wasn't nearly as deep, but it's still only 0° C @ noon/midday.
     
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  28. Fandango

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    Naah, you can see it on the snow stake time lapse - easy 40cm, probably more
     
  29. Telestrom

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    Looking mid winter at Falls Creek
     
  30. Rat trap bindings

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    And the only resort true to the end and picking up the scraps

     
  31. Raph

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    One happy Dinner Plain doggo this morning
     
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  32. Ret-ro

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    No 40 not 20 for the whole event , not as much as first thought
    By Wednesday night it will all look pretty sad again , spring is coming back
     
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  33. SMSkier

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    That’s a fair summation IMO. Having been out each day and observing accumulations around the mountain I would suggest 40cms to be conservative.

    Areas of Mt P that were done for 2020 have been resurrected with enough new snow to get through the weekend and into next week before the next weather change. T Bars generally thought to be finished with safety pads removed etc were kicked back into action this morning.

    At the top of Mt P and out towards Charlottes (general direction) my stock easily pushed into the snow and penetrated to leave much less than 50% of the stock above the snow. Sastrugi was developing on the ridgeline.

    The snow was heavy and any other time of the ski season calls of great base builder would abound.......
     
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  34. Kletterer

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  35. Untele-whippet

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    Rope and draws bro?
    Good friction!
     
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  36. hongomania

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    Some more obs. Still minus 2 up top and snowing in the sun. Back in dp now and blue skies. A fantastic weather event, like mid winter but without the harshness

    Beautiful weather conditions on the mountain. Relatively light winds and snow falling and a bit of sun made for some great late sep winter vibes. Slalom gully the pick, less rock and able to get some turns in. Summit was nice for those alpine feels. Elsewhere was too much snow on no base, thankfully got away with a couple of lightish scratches on the waybacks - they deserve some special end of season love at base n edge

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    From this morning around 7:30:
     

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    Thredbo looking pumped
     
  39. Infinity Dawn

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    Some fun in the brimbellis!

    I’d say 5-10cm in places and 15-20cm in drifts
    The slicks on the car held well surprisingly on the dirt road which was snow covered about down to 800m. In the trees till around 700m

    A fun day!




     
  40. Kletterer

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    Brindies are lovely today. SummitTrack to Mt Coree was quite a challenge. . Some more pics.
     
  41. robbo mcs

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    Definitely decent accumulation at Perisher. At 1800m in the trees I measured 40cm, higher around 2000m in the open 50cm, but harder to get a good spot to measure. There are some big drifts as well. For those that know Perisher, this drift is one of many that formed at the top of vista run next to the snow fence. A few days ago this was bare heath. Where my stock is, the heath is just poking through on the lee side of the drift

     
  42. hongomania

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    Todays weather really was perfect spring conditions. Like a truce had been drawn in a battle between white and green season. It was cold yet warm; snowing and sunny; windy but calm - all at the same time
     
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    Would be good if they pushed a groomer through but doubt that will happen! Cold in Jindy showing about 4 deg on out thermo. Looking forward to Eyre tomorrow and look looks to be snowing.
     
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    Easy 20 just today ,easy.
     
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  45. alpine_surfer

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    Buller was good fun today. I was pretty impressed considering 48 hours ago this run would have been grass. 35cm give or take on the ground. Legs are feeling it tonight.
     

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  46. snowgum

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    Good one! Nice looking snow and turns! :thumbs:
    A fun way to end ‘winter’ such as it was? :oops::rolleyes:
     
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    It was ever thus :thumbs:
     
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  48. robbo mcs

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    and the scraps are pretty good:) Another 5cm or so overnight. Currently snowing lightly at Perisher this morning
     
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  49. POW_hungry

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    Looking like some good turns in Slalom Gully this morning