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Observations 29th June - 8th July

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by skiflat, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Alexski

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    Falls looks like its been consistently doing the best out of this system (based on official statistics). Plenty more moisture coming over the next few days and much colder temps.
     
  2. Bato

    Bato One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just come back from Perisher, snowed pretty heavily all day and just eased up as I left, looked like we have had about 10-15cm since last night, and its as windy as hell, I like the look of the next rain band heading for the mountain.
    We have not had rain today either.
     
  3. ice_man

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    At my place there has just been a massive hailstorm! It accumulated to the point to which it looked like there had been a dusting of snow. Here are some pics.

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    Looked impressive on the radar. Pity no resorts got it - it would have dumped hard and fast!
     
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  4. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    How wet was the snow?

    The pictures earlier in the thread from Hotham (from Snowobssesedgirl) look like it was very wet.
     
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  5. themaninblack

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    Aha. See what you mean. Wind just turned decidedly SW'erly and cold here in inner SE Melbourne. Could be a zany night up in the mountains.
     
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  7. luvthabumps

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    I observe that there is the biggest, filthiest dark cloud mass sweeping over Melbourne from the SW and (hopefully) heading straight to Buller.

    edit: hmmm looking at the radar though it would appear to be sliding underneath, but it's definitely tracking NW across the city atm
     
  8. Style Doggie

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    Looking at the Yarrawonga radar that mass may be heading to NSW resorts, here's hoping anyway.
     
  9. mjmmjm

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    How come Perisher aren't turning on the snow machines?
     
  10. jilimbilo

    jilimbilo Hard Yards

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    It just missed Hotham, they'd be sooo pissed.
    Hoping for a head on hit on Thredbo
     
  11. rugbyskier

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    I was at Perisher for a training course, the snow was a little wet at times during the morning but it turned noticeably colder during the afternoon and the snow was quite dry.

    I drove back to Thredbo from the Skitube at around 4:30pm and there was a little bit of sleet at Bullocks Flat which turned to snow at around Ngarigo. The snow was sticking to the road from Rangers' Station but it is not yet accumulating in Woodridge.
     
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  12. Claude Cat

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    I'd observe on the mountainwatch cam for Falls Creek (summit cam) that it is absolutely hurtling snow down at Falls.
     
  13. SNOW_dj

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    Is it just me or is this system not living up to it's expectations of 40+ cm? (at least for Buller)
     
  14. snowobsessedgirl

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    The snow at hotham has been quite dry this afternoon, each time I went up the lift hundreds of 1-2mm crystals would land on me, and they did not melt before I got off the lift. It looks like there has been about 5-10cm since I posted at 2, as you can see in the following photos:

    This is the same place I took a photo earlier, the ruler I put in there said 18cm.

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    Big D

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  15. trappers

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    I'm sure they are crying their eyes out [​IMG] [​IMG] FWIW radars do not work very well over alpine areas, and it is puking down snow at Falls right now, so it is probably snowing at Hotham too.

    ... do not always trust the radars [​IMG]
     
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  16. trappers

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    Excellent photos snowobsessedgirl [​IMG] you didnt venture down into the valley did you? Was it snowing down at the village chair?
     
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  17. themaninblack

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    No it's not but that cell north of Yea may be. Though Buller is reporting rather warm temps, higher than anytime all day. Still, will probably fall as snow. Strange place is Mt Buller!
     
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  18. Style Doggie

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    Looking at front valley mountainwatch cam, you can see the guns ARE firing. The lights from a groomer are shining on a gun now.
     
  19. snowobsessedgirl

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    Village lift was closed, but it was snowing heavily at hotham central, and you could see it was snowing right down to the bottom of the basin. I could also see snow down to at least 1600m down blue ribbon (davenport access trail was completely white). I'll try to take some photos once visibility is better!
     
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  20. Bato

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    The snow wasnt the best quality, mostly sago with the odd flake mixed in but it was building up, it didnt stop to often today.
     
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    From the cams at falls creek it was snow consitently down to the bottom of gully from early morning, so the same should be happening at hotham so to the bottom of village [​IMG] probs around 10cm guesstimating from other obs 10 dtg [​IMG]
     
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  22. Azz

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    We have had 10cm down at Dinner Plain, according to our ruler on the back deck. Still snowing.

    out the front of our house

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  23. Stratus

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    Haha, the cold front hasn't even hit Buller yet. The storm begins tonight!
     
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  24. rugbyskier

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    You're right, the snow was mainly sago but it was accumulating well and there were some nice spots to ski in. The wind was unpleasant at times.
     
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    In the interest of reducing noise...

    This thread is for current weather observations only. Preferably at ground zero (the alps).

    Carry on.
     
  26. mjmmjm

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    I observe that Perisher has been copping heaps for the last 10 minutes... Snow settling even on the previously soggy cement pathway.
     
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    Yep' Perisher is getting pumped at the moment and the radar is showing a few more hours of it on the way.

    Freeze level has droped and now below zero at Smiggins with Ridge still just positive. All heading in the right direction.

    Would like some more live reports.
     
  28. themaninblack

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    I observe that Buller AWS has recorded about 9mm since 5pm at marginal temps of -0.1 to -0.2. Has this been falling as snow or rain. Any first hand reports?
     
  29. ice_man

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    Baw Baw has only had a dusting this morning... then it rained! Absolutely nothing gained so far... I'm seeing a big dump Friday... at least there better be one!
     
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    At least another 5cm has fallen since I last posted photos, so about 20-25 outside my lodge at hotham now. Its snowing that hard its coming in through my closed window! I can see lots of fresh snow falling on big D (the lights are on for night skiing).
     
  31. Madski

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    Its been falling as snow and sleet (ice) @ Buller.....
     
  32. themaninblack

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    Ah, so no rain tonight, that's good. What do you think the net gain for the day has been?

    I always think of sleet as the stuff thats hard snow...hurts your face as it hits you!
     
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  33. choc

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    Snowing proper (wet) snow in Thredbo village now, settling to pretty much everything. Showing up on the Village cam as well.
     
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    Thanks choc!!!
     
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    Snow accumulating on the Thredbo Village cam - it's on!
     
  36. Stratus

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    Buller will do really well once the cold change hits...the temperatures will probably creep up over 0c just before the front does hit though.
     
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    look at that cloud juice BEHIND the first batch of cold air on the sat loop
     
  38. skiflat

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    Mostly over for the the VIC resorts for now until tomororw afternoon that is!
     
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    Does anyone know why snow doesn't accumulate in the village square under the camera area - as there is no overhead awnings above. I've been curious about this for quite a while - what's under there????
     
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    Heated floor
     
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    In the middle of the courtyard outside?? Why??
     
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    so people don't slip, it's a major traffic area.
     
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    Outside stairs off right of camera are heated as well
     
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    cool Yeti - I have that game..and -2.0 at Thredbo, just to comply with thread topic
     
  45. Snow Blowey

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    chucking it down on the perisher mountain watch cam. Plenty of wet kuka on the thredbo village cam.
     
  46. choc

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    Been some really wet snow in Thredbo village all night. Not really settling any more, but it's still coming down as white. Up high should be good. Perisher will be loving it.
     
  47. T1G3R-4-L1F3

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    on the perisher cam looks like atleast 10cms has fallen tonight....when i was viewing a skidoo flew past n the tracks looked pretty deep, n it looks like its reasonably dry....so whats that 20cms since mid night? ive observed the the precipatation in therdbois 2-4mm an hour...

    It says last year that there was only 9.4mm of precp it july? is that true?

    Perisher temps are all below 0 now -2 at the top
     
  48. PolePlant

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    Buller dropped to -1 about 11PM lowest since then -1.3
    6mm rain 1 to 2:30 AM

    Better than nothin.
     
  49. luvthabumps

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    my wife just sent me this pic from Buller. Snow Ploughs are out and there is plenty on the roads and around the Village. Pumping down snow right now

    [​IMG] ( just one cos Sandy's not here)

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    ...but I am [​IMG]
     
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