Observations 29th June - 8th July

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  1. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    A long date range on this one, but the weather pattern over this period will be very interesting to watch how it unfolds and will run for this period of time.

    I currently observe the spinning beauty directly under Perth and making her way towards us
     
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    I observe an increasing temp with no change in dew point [​IMG]

    I also observe a pressure of 983 hPa here at my house... which is 190 metres above sea level [​IMG] = MSLP of 1004 hPa.
     
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  3. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Temp rising at Buller from 0 to 1 and a bit of drizzle rubbish at the moment, only 2mm so not much to worry about.

    HotHam 2cms of snow tonight observed temps -1.2 and steady.
     
  4. Bushy69

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    I'm in Perth and experiencing the second day of that "spinning beauty". It certainly has pushed some strong wind and rain at times, and could be a bit of a wildcard for the Vic/NSW snow fields in the coming week.

    I think the next 2 weeks are going to be really interesting, and if the persistent high pressure systems on the east weaken (as they are expected to), then all should be good for cold weather.

    Let us not forget this time last year there was not even snow on the ground, then one large system on the 1st July pretty much set the season running.
     
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  5. The Plowking

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    SW WA has had between 150-220mm totals for june.
     
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    r@!ning at Buller - not going to be pretty this morning [​IMG]
     
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  7. The Plowking

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    warming up at Hotham too, though 9mm precip - but so far in negs.
    Another band pushing through shortly, probably about to turn to rain.
    -0.2 @ 5.30am
     
  8. The Plowking

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    +.1 at 8.00am Hotham.
     
  9. smitty484

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    looks like fresh snow at hotham, but sounds like it is going to turn to rain. Bugger!
     
  10. mick chopps

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    That's really positive AndDee!!
    When would you expect to see the temps start to rise?? I would've thought it would be warmer then that and on the way already?!?
     
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    The moment I stepped out my front door this morning and feld how mild it was I knew what it would be doing up there.

    This is classic Buller behaviour, rain pushing us to the brink before bringing the snow.
     
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    Richard reporting via Twitter that it's raining in Thredbo with some talk of snow up high but nothing confirmed.
     
  13. themaninblack

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    We hope so. Don't you think that these ongoing mild temps are a worry. BOM still forecasting mild/mild/mild all week to Sunday. Is there a big rain-small snow event coming? I hope not but those are the forecasts.

    PS. This morning I thought there was a blizzard in Hawthorn, turned out to be a Magpie crapping on my windscreen. [​IMG]
     
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  14. luvthabumps

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    TMIB - check out the Snowatch forecast - it's looking like a pretty big snow event.
     
  15. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Correct - I have now observed 7mm of rain at Buller and it's currently 2 degress.
     
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  16. CarveMan

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    Hope it's like the late July turnaround in 2003. Think it might have been just before SIC.

    It was pouring, and if it kept going we probably would have shut, then it dumped about a metre and we had amazing conditions for the rest of the season including powder a few times in October.
     
  17. ben4386

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    [​IMG]

    i love that pic, its got 80cm-1m of snow written all over it, looks like a fairly strong moisture feed from the NW and lots of cold air. looks like though we will get a decent amount of rain though before the front comes through
     
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  18. Stratus

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    Could be pretty ugly up there for the next 60hours!
     
  19. trappers

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    Oh if what has just come through Perth is anything to go by, I would not want to be up in the hills when this hits... very very windy, squally heavy showers and some dammage. The Swan was breaching the Kwinana Fwy on my way into work this morning! [​IMG]

    Lots and lots of rain too, but not overly cold?
     
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  20. PolePlant

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    Buller
    Currently yarrawonga radar is cleared.
    Temp hovering just under 2C (since 3AM)
     
  21. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The first front is a fizzer BTW. It is the second front which hit Perth today, which should be the most interesting one. That should hit the alpine areas Thursday night into Friday. I can see at least 40-60cm over thursday-Saturdayin Vico resorts and a little less 20-30cm at NSW resorts. Possibly more

    There is some good tropical moisture feeding this system, but unfortunatly much of that will fall as rain in the lead up to the main event on Thursday night/Friday ... It will be a good one to watch [​IMG]
     
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  22. Ben Zeenees

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    it's very cold here - east of Canberra at 800m. Outside thermometer needs a new battery but it's 13.9 C inside the house (we've been away for 3 days). Heavy overcast. No rain yet.
     
  23. Makazaru

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    Perisher at 1400, out the staffroom window -
    Wind from the WSW, steady with occasional gusts to about 25kph with fog clearing and cloud lifting. This morning visibility was probably 5m due to foggy conditions which have cleared throughout the morning.
    About 2c, but wind chill is bringing that down to about -2 aparrent.
    Small amounts of very wet snow falling this morning mixed with light rain.
     
  24. phantomas

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    umm the apparent temperature on the skin, windchill isn't gonna to make it snow
     
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  25. Makazaru

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    I'm glad you've grasped the basics of what causes water to freeze however I didnt say it is snowing, i only said it was occasionally snowing this morning.
     
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    sorry I thought you might be implying that windchill was going to lower the temperature, my mistake
     
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  27. Djon

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    Certainly looks like it has been soggy up the hills today, obs graph for the last three days from Hotham shows it has been :


    [​IMG]

    (will update)

    Things are starting to look interesting on the satellite though as mentioned, some nice cold air pushing up through SW WA at the moment, and a mass of cloud in between :

    [​IMG]

    Latest & larger version of this image can be found here
     
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  28. snowishing

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    Yes...there certainly is some very f&*kin cold air pushing through WA atm. Warmest it got to today was 17.9 at 6am and it cooled to around 15 degrees during the middle of the day and arvo. So windy...my car was being blown around on the way home! Oh, and its pretty damn wet still with some nice heavy showers. Send it onto victoria where they can have uber amounts of snow. Give me back my nice mild Perth weather!
     
  29. PolePlant

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    +3C at Buller
    1.2mm from yesterday 9AM to now
    But
    Rain band now heading in on yarrawonga.
    Moving about 50-60kmph on Dopler.

     
  30. luvthabumps

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    not too much rain at Buller o/night. Winds are howling and it does look like it's going to get ugly soon from the radar. Off to Melb for a cpl of days. Hopefully will be white when I come home.
     
  31. PolePlant

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    Noted only 0.8mm increase to 2mm rain
    Band has moved over fast
    Others coming in but also fast moving.
    Buller +2.9C now
     
  32. Snow Blowey

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    A few breif but heavy showers in Wagga over the last couple of hours.
     
  33. Makazaru

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    Perisher this morning (again out the staffroom window, damn 6am starts!)
    Time of obs. 0620
    Strengthening, warm wind from the WNW, around 15kph. Visibility is good.
    No freezing on the ground overnite, probably didn't get far below 0 in the village.
    No Snowmaking overnight apparent, front valley has been groomed, conditions are smooth but I suspect it will turn soft fairly quickly through the day.
     
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    Update from Perisher Valley.
    0715
    Winds strengthening from the NW and aparrent temperature (windchill) is dropping now.
    As light shows now, heavy clouds down to about 1980m (last four towers of Mt P Double in the cloud), visibility dropping slightly.

    For clarification, these obs are from the skitube terminal and outside the Perisher center, i'm not using any of perisher's weather systems for this.

    Edit: Visibility dropping significantly now, Mount P is somewhere in the mist, cloud level dropping to approx 1750m and wind strengthening further to a steady 25kph
     
  35. ice_man

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    My observations at 0720:

    Temp is 14.0C [​IMG]

    Pressure is already 999 hPa at sea level [​IMG]

    Light winds from the NW.
     
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  36. smitty484

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    Where are you ice_man? 14 high or low compared to normal?
     
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    Hotham lost 8cms according to their snow report.
     
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    ice, as smitty say's, that's useless info unless we know where u are.

    Where art thou buddy?
     
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    Falls and Hotham have a few lifts on wind hold. Not that it would be a good day to be skiing. Wet and windy isn't much fun.
     
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    Just got a text from glisse:

    "Just bb1.....Everything is starting to turn to sh.t"
     
  41. FatBob

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    No obs other than is it still warm here in Canberra.

    But it is great to have a couple of guys giving live obs from the resorts this year.

    Keep em comming
     
  42. skiflat

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    Wet Windy and YUCK at Vic resorts, wind gusts to 110km/h at HotHam at the moment

    It will rain for at least the next 20 hours in Vic resorts.

    The SLIGHTLY colder stuff is just about to hit Adelaide in the next 20 mins or so, will be interesting to see the temps drop and by how much

    The really cold stuff is a few hours away from Adelaide
     
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    At Victor Harbor, 80km's south of Adelaide, barometer 983 and still dropping steadily, some pretty mean squalls coming through every 5 mins or so. Temps still unusually high at 18 degrees.
     
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    20hrs AndDee... takes us through to about 0400 tmrw morning which is about right I think!
    Hope there's not tooo much r@#n though cause there wont be much base left in Vic if that happens!!
    Fingures crossed the colder air arrives sharpish!
     
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    124km/h Wind Gust at HotHam
     
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    [​IMG] someone who knows how to should take a screen snapshot of the radar over Adelaide atm. They are getting SMASHED. Lets hope the cold air is here before that one hits the hills.
     
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    well at 10.32a.m. the temp at Hindmarsh ( close by ) had dropped to 13.3 C [​IMG]
     
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    my car is packed, see you all there, thats awesome!!

    Gusts of up to 80klm, thats windy