Observations 29th June - 8th July

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  1. Neslot

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    I observe that it is still snowing at Perisher!

    Only just tho, the temp is hovering between 0 and 1! Looking forward to a white morning [​IMG]

    Edit: Multiple groomers on Front Valley!
     
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  2. rugbyskier

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    Still rain at Woodridge in Thredbo, not as heavy as it was yesterday evening.
     
  3. hps909

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    snowing still @ front valley looks bloody windy though
     
  4. Dead_End_Street

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    It looks like fresh snow on the cam at the bottom of the Ridge Chair.

    this is good
     
  5. smitty484

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    Fresh snow at Dinner Plain and from BOM observations it looks like possibly 10cm at Hotham. Yew
     
  6. n000bie

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    Nope, only 2cm of fresh snow at Hotham [​IMG]
     
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  7. Makazaru

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    Perisher reporting 4 cm, rained all night in jindy and currently light rain and wind @ bullocks flat.
     
  8. smitty484

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    I don't know how the could only be reporting 2cm. But I'm guessing they wouldn't lie.
     
  9. luvthabumps

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    still raining in the Village at Buller, but snowing up higher
     
  10. Stratus

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    Today is looking good [​IMG]
     
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  11. jackstarone

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    Could be a fizzer
     
  12. FourSquare04

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    Going by the cams it looks like the cover held up remarkably well at Perisher with the exception of smigs.....however......the word 'decimated' comes to mind when viewing the latest thredbo cams, looks like they got hammered yesterday / last night [​IMG]
     
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  13. Wodonga Josh

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    I observe that it friggin freezing this morning here in The Dong. 8.4 degrees and dropping as it has since mid afternoon yesterday
     
  14. The Plowking

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    Never a fizzer when it unfolds as per predictions.
     
  15. The Plowking

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    Mt William in western Vic now dropping steadily.
    +2 c
     
  16. smitty484

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    [​IMG] - surely a [​IMG]
     
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  17. Dendrite

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    Hotham has got smashed with rain over the last 36 hours and lost a lot of cover. So, we're starting well into the red with this system.
     
  18. smitty484

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    Hotham had barely any cover to begin with since the last system. Warm temps over the past couple of weeks made sure of that.
     
  19. iGlenn

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    Its looking a lot better on the cams at Hotham already though. Looking forward to the net result come Monday.

    Buller is still looking poor - the big patch of dirt at the bottom of Bourke St is still there.
     
  20. jackstarone

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    Refering to my comment about being a fizzer,last night everybody was talking about waking up to 20-30cm of fresh across all resorts.All iam saying is this has not happened yet.Lets hope the rest of this systym produces the goods.
     
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    I'm really surprised at how much snow Thredbo has held at the bottom on the cams this morning - I expected it all to be gone...
     
  22. smitty484

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    Who was saying 20-30cm last night?

    Most people have said snow from Wed morning onwards.
     
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  23. jackstarone

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    Well its wednesday morning isnt it.
     
  24. snowpyro

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    we were just suprised that it was snow falling and not rain as predicted!
     
  25. themaninblack

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    Have been following theweatherchaser automated GFS forecast for Hotham and it was damn accurate for yesterday forecasting 30mm rain 4cm snow and it held that forecast pretty much from about 96 hours out from memory. Saying 13cm today above 1450.

    I have the feeling most of the existing cover that has been lost in VIC was pretty thin and fragile, eg Burnt Hut on the Buller cam looked nice and white 48 hours ago but I have been told that in reality it only had about 5-7cm of soft snow on it by that stage. Cams can be deceptive.

    Again, no reputable forecasts were saying significant snow last night, just some eager punters!

    PS. not very cold in MEL this morning but a definite bite in the wind
     
  26. choc

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    Rain is not the worst thing for snow, there is already a lot of moisture in it anyway. Think about how long a glass full of ice takes to melt when you fill it up with water. And then think how quickly that same ice would melt if you held it in front of a hair-dryer (warm winds).
     
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  27. Hobber

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    Yeah I know, but there was a LOT of rain [​IMG] I guess my real surprise is the depth of the snowmaking cover... I shouldn't forget from season to season how good they are at Thredbo...
     
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  28. choc

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    Yes, there was a lot of rain ~60mm! Just need those temps to keep on dropping. -2 at the top of Thredbo now.
     
  29. The Plowking

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    2005 had multiple +100mm rain events. That is a LOT of rain.
    30-40mm rain events are par for course in an Australian winter
     
  30. Hobber

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    Any idea what it is in t' village?
     
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  31. Snow Blowey

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    Did you expect all of it to come down in 5 minutes?
     
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  32. wangster

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    +5 at 6am or so when the snow report was done. A friend of mine up there says her thermometer reads +3.

    Richard tweeted that the odd snow flake is falling in the village now.
     
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  33. Snow Blowey

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    Agreed choc, until water starts to flow down or across the slopes, and then large chunks of cover can be washed off the slopes. Temperature is also important. Rain falling at 2 degrees is different to rain falling at 10 degrees.

    Was it last year or 2007 that the creek between Supertrail and Sponars opened fully after a big rain event? And there was a very good cover at the time.
     
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  34. SNJ

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    That was last year SB. Richard had some good photos of that.

    Up here in Sydney there is a hell of a lot of dust in the air this morning. I can't remember a time the sky has looked that brown.
     
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    Uh-oh. Still 10C here at my place. Walked outside and it by no means felt like snow up high. But at Baw Baw it's -0.2 [​IMG]

    Oh well... showers approaching... [​IMG] anyway! Might turn colder with this lot.
     
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  36. choc

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    Yeah last year. It happened twice actually. The first time was way more impressive though. 100mm was the cause.
     
  37. smitty484

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    Yes and it is starting to snow.

    Nobody was calling 20-30cm by Wednesday morning
     
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  38. main street

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    Indeed.

    The call was for it to still be ugly this morning..... & it is.

    Tomorrow & Friday should show a very different picture though.
     
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  39. jilimbilo

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    ok so I got all exited after these predictions n turned down a job to go snowboarding at Thredbo this sun-thurs.
    After yesterdays damage from the rain, what do u gurus rekon it will be like by sunday.
    Will Karels etc. be open, im guessing no chance of GCB?
    Will the snow quality be descent?
    Cheers Jimbo
     
  40. Frebbo

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    I observe that in Thredbo village it is still raining with the temp ranging around 2-3 degrees. At times we are getting very wet snow - more like slush - and ice is falling off the roof. Hopefully that means good snow up higher.
     
  41. luvthabumps

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    +1 reports just started snowing in the Village at Buller now

    edit : and temps are dropping [​IMG]
     
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  42. SNJ

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    Don't know what will be open but gotta look at it this way it is only wednesday morning, the cold stuff only came through last night. So we have all today, thursday and Friday of snowfalls so things are looking promising. Just keep an eye on here
     
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    My god I can't wait till Sandy gets back. This thread is a nightmare.
     
  44. luvthabumps

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    keep it on topic
     
  45. SNJ

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    [​IMG]

    i observe it is snowing at perisher as per the live MTN cam.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    that better?
     
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  46. snow_fox

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    I observe that with that rain band approaching Falls Creek from the NW we should see some decent white stuff falling on the Mountain Watch Cams...

    Can anyone give us an update as to the quality of the snow falling at Falls?

    Baw Baw is starting to get some of the white stuff to from the looks of it! falling steadily
     
  47. choc

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    92mm in thredbo village!
     
  48. Snow Blowey

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    And the sky hasn't fallen in. We are all still here enjoying readng what others have to say.
     
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  49. Hobber

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    keep it on topic
     
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  50. SNJ

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    The rebellion has started. [​IMG]

    still snowing at Perisher. Where's Mazaru with an update from his desk?
     
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