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Observations 2nd - 10th June

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Stratus, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Stratus

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    I'm only starting this one early as I wanted to point out what appears to be some temp inversions that seemed to have occured last night.

    Just outside of Melbourne in Scoresby it got down to 0.9c. Yet Falls Creek minimum 4.5c, and Buller minimum, 3.5c.

    Shame, I woke up today expecting the snow guns to have been blazing.
     
  2. loweee

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I am observing the nicest day of the week here in Jindy sun is out with a top of around 15c. Definately the nicest day of the week so far. Lets see what the next few days bring.
     
  3. BenLomond Iceman

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I was very nice here in tassie also today . Early fog & 16 degs.. Nicer then the coming weekend im sure!
     
  4. mr

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    i'm observing a big wad of cloud in the bight
     
  5. Untele-whippet

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I observe that it got above 10* for the first time in 5 days today and this strange orange celestial thingy circle was observed in the sky which wasn't dripping wet stuff.
     
  6. Sinyk

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I observed that the temperature at Perisher tanked at about 5.15pm falling from approximately 6.5degs to about 1deg in about 30 minutes. And further observed that the temperatures have now (10.20pm) fallen to about -2.5degs. I further observe that the snowmakers have fired up a heap of snowguns on FV. Which, I think, is the earliest I've seen them turn them on for this pattern.
     
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  7. loweee

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  8. loweee

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    The initial system still looks to be travelling east from the sat loop with not much south in it as yet as progged by the maps. Wind has picked up at Thredbo from the west with the pressure dropping.

    Makes for some interesting watching today.
     
  9. Vermillion

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Windy and slightly warmer here in Melbourne today. There are 2 types of fronts I like in winter. The first is the one doesnt have much wind in front of it but you know the pressure is dropping and it's going to be big. The other is the classic windy and warm pre-frontal then a decent rainband afterwards. Today will be good watching to see how it pans out.
     
  10. frazels

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Mt Baw Baw, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller all at ~2 degrees Celsius. Some isolated precipitation coming in from the NW now... but not much
     
  11. Blinkin8

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I observe snow hitting Victoria. Hotham in the negatives.
     
  12. Sweens

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    A lot of mositure on its way to the NSW resorts, pity Thredbo is at 0.7 as the moment, hopefully that will drop quick enough to get something more than rain from this bit of moisture,
     
  13. Outlooker

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Temps are dropping at least in NSW. Snowline around 2000m I reckon and hopefully we get a bit more of a drop before this moisture hits. MAy get a bit down to 1800m.
     
  14. loweee

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    On the mountain watch cam snow at Perisher centre 1700m

    It does snow up to 3c in the right conditions.
     
  15. crazyman

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I observe snow on the ground from the White Crystal Webcam (Hotham). Not much though
     
  16. loweee

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Temps dropped around 1.5c in the last half hour accordong to perisher weather stations. Probably a combination of time of day and front hitting.
     
  17. crazyman

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Must be enough to use the road plow machine thingy! I see that thing clearing the road now
     
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  18. Outlooker

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Looks like some snow up higher on the Mt P cam. May get a better result than expected.
     
  19. MisterMxyzptlk

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    negatives at Buller with snow...doesn't look like they've bothered with the guns yet...it's a long season..maybe from tomorrow arvo.
     
  20. herbie

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Been snowing since about 6:30am at perisher and pretty much non stop rain before that, but nothing is settling as its still super wet snow, only one step from rain. Hopefully things keep cooling and things start to improve.
     
  21. Sweens

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I observe Thredbo's website is frozen, which is annoying, but if you look at the Charlotte's live cam it is really just white rain, not really snow, hopefully some colder air comes through because most of this moisture leaves Thredbo,

    Even if it is negative temperature, if it is high humidity then it might still be too warm for it,
     
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  22. smitty484

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    snow at hotham, been a few cm
     
  23. smitty484

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

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  24. julz7250

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Probably a good 5-7cm up at Ben Lomond overnight. Just got back from there - cold all day, and not a lot of sunshine!
     
  25. Miffy

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Temps cool enough in NSW but nothing on the radar [​IMG]
    Interestingly top of Thredbo seems to have gotten a few cm's, whereas nothing at BC and Mt P
     
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  26. Sweens

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Thredbo looks to have got roughly 5cm at basin, with snow down to ~1850m, another 100m, would have been good for Merritts, as Miffy said Perisher got pretty much nothing,
     
  27. fletch

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Good stuff........
     
  28. MisterMxyzptlk

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Change looks in at Portland
    Temps down by 4 degs + rain
     
  29. GSea

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Cape Sorell on Tassies west coast just dropped over 4 deg. in an hour
    as the front hit. Pressure dropping nicely also.
     
  30. Sweens

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Majority of the moisture is either hitting the south coast of crossing the border into VIC, only time will tell whether or not/how much of it will hit the resorts,
     
  31. Claude Cat

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Mt William temps appear to be on the way down. 4C, and starting to rain.

    The resorts are well and truly negative anyway, so anything that gets there will be in the form of snow.
     
  32. Vermillion

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Good totals out west since the rain arrived. Hopefully it keeps up steam, sat pic looks ok.
     
  33. Sinyk

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    BoM just issued a weather warning...


     
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  34. Sinyk

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Further to that I'm observing on radar there's a major front with plenty of activity either just about to, or just has, hit Melbourne and heading in a nor'easterly direction straight towards the resorts. Can anyone on the ground give us a clearer picture of what's happening down that'a'way?

    It would help us to understand what's going to go down throughout the day across the resorts.
     
  35. Claude Cat

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Nothing has hit melbourne yet. Bright and sunny, but the wind has come right up.
    At least an hour or two away yet.
     
  36. frazels

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    The front about to hit Melbourne:
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    WILL UPDATE. Sorry I'm at Uni and they block FTP here...
     
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  37. skiflat

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    I observed it was way too windy today when I was on the roof fixing a leaky area.....

    I also observe that it must be going to get cold as another family of mice have made their home in my roof.
     
  38. frazels

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Port Fairy was 15.5 degrees at 2.00pm.
    Dropped to 10.4 degrees at 3.00pm
    There's a bit of baroclinic instability...
     
  39. Sweens

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Based on Thredbo's cams, along with their facebook page, I observe that it is snowing in Thredbo, albeit lightly, looks like NSW resorts will get two fronts tonight, a small one that is tracking east along the NSW-VIC border at the moment, and the big one that is about to hit Melbourne
     
  40. zar

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    It looks potentially stormy in Hobart right now.
    The radar is to be upgraded this year it is not a good indicator of what is actually going on.
    It should be an interesting night ahead and a snowy picture in the morning
     
  41. Donza

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Cheers for that
    Benign gorgeous day here in the Illawarra
    However just as the sun sets some of the scuddy CU cloud is starting to blow across
    we always get more wind that anywhere else in this sorta system, so i'm kinda anxious. 100 forecast is a 100 to 120 gusts
     
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  42. Vermillion

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Around 10mm in this initial band of rain, possibly more as it hits the mountains. Temps are good, it's still windy here in SE Melb.

    I love these nights, wind howling, rain coming down intermittently but heaps at times, and cold. You know it's winter and you know it's Melbourne when it's like this [​IMG]
     
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  43. Bilza_Skis

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Was a very sunny winter day here in geelong, then went out for a ride with some friends an hours ago and now its bucketing. hope it hits the alps
     
  44. snow.in.rye

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    radar is looking good! fingers crossed
     
  45. timonearth

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    Damn shame the lions share of the moisture is tracking a little far south. Baw Baw should do well though.
     
  46. crazyman

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    Yes it does seem like it will miss northern resorts
     
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  47. mr

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    moving very fast too. Slow down!
     
  48. Acav

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    Claude Cat
    Can you update the name of this thread to more applicable to the system ATM.
    Then as is the policy, get rid of this post
     
  49. Moppitt

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    Re: Observations 2nd - 6th June

    After lurking here for 3 or 4 years, heres my first post:
    The radar suggests the front has pretty much passed through Cape Otway and Aireys Inlet. AWS's show 6.4mm rain at Aireys Inlet and 9.6mm at Cape Otway - they're at 85 and 90m above sea level. Temps have dropped by about 5 deg in that period but, as Ioweee said, the sun has gone down in that time so thats not telling me all that much.

    BOM says that Cerberus just dropped by 3.6 deg in half an hour as the front hit, so perhaps the 5 deg wasn't entirely due to the time of day [/speculation]

    Temps are all safely negative in the NSW resorts - -0.8 is the warmest and thats at the bottom of the ridge quad chair (1640m) down to -4 at the top of the perisher express quad. BOM says about -3 at Thredbo Top Station.

    Finally, I observe that its bloody cold and windy here in Canberra.
     
  50. mx_boarder

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    Indeed! Coming down nicely in Mordialloc area now - makes a terrific noise on the gal factory roofing [​IMG]
     
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