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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Stratus, Jun 1, 2011.
looking good on the radar / sat loop for up high tonight at thredbo
hmmm seems to be drying out as it hits
I observe that I'm not sure what this SE flow is like for the NSW resorts in terms of rain shadows, orographic lift and lee slopes. People seem to suggest that its good for Thredbo. What about Perisher?
I also observe that I cant get the mountainwatch cam to work at uni so cant tell if its radar blind spots or drying out as it hits as mr just said.
From a true SE system Thredbo will typically get about 30-50% more snow than Perisher. They are only about 12km apart, however, Mt Townsend is only about 5km from Mt perisher and gets heaps more snow than Perisher through a season because it gts first dibs at NW moisture.
The view SE from Thredbo:
Look the same way from Perisher and you have the northern part of the Ramshead Range in front of you and then the highest part of the Chimneys also.
Still wet in Jindy with looks of light snow up towards the resorts above say 1400-1500m this am
Perisher and Thredbo reporting 5cm
And the cams seem to suggest it's still lightly snowing like loweee mentioned....so much for the 20-25cm yesterday eh little green man? Funnily enough Falls Creek are reporting 20cm in the past 24 hrs......
Also observing that Perisher plan to have a small terrain park consisting of a total of 7 features inc a 20ft booter - not bad for the first real day of the season!
Its actually still a day early so really well done.
I never remember there being such a big snow event in the past with Hobart's Mt Wellington ( 1170m ) missing out entirely. As the clouds cleared this morning for the first time in 2 days it revealed a bare summit.
Meanwhile the ladder up Ben Lomond is claiming roof height for snow depth. Amazing the difference a few hundred k's can make!
Car roof height, that is.
Wow, that is weird. Hartz Mt WS at lower alt was showing near zero temps for much of the event. Rose a bit towards the end.
It appears the light was deceiving me there is a light cover up high. Should have observed more closely.
Not as much as you'd expect though with the amount of rain Hobart picked up
Check out Ben Lomond Bliss
Mt Wellington may have missed out, but check out Mawson Cam - Mt Field didn't.
Any rain today on the slopes?
I'm observing Blue Cow looking more like mid July than early June....
Light rain in Thredbo village for at least the past 2 hours, but with -2.4 up top, I'd assume it's snowing above 1600ish?
Mt Wellington, looking at it this am, did have have a decent fall of snow, probably a foot, but when the airstream turned SE it would have been marginal or just rain and washed it away. Mt Field is just a bit more continental, at least 1 degree colder made all the difference.
Only skiied Perisher 3 times and loved each day..........I observe that pic somes up the magic of Oz snow for me. Dark, cold, snowy.
Somes/sums, you get the drift....
Fence at Blue Cow buried so that's over 1 metre of snow. Yet the resort is closed!! 82 bucks a day for 6 lifts.PB still up to there old tricks - the score is management 1 customers 0.............W
The score will always be management 1 - customers 0!
I observe that this system is done
I observe i'm starting work at Blue cow next weekend. I guess they need to push all that snow around first.
Looks to be a groomer working on it at the moment.
Was out and about yesterday. Light snow all day above 1900m. Same overnight and today.
There is a metre of snow in front of the Blue cow cam because the cam is on the north side of the terminal and last weeks weather came from the SW. It's the logical spot for it to accumulate. There probably only 20-30cm natural cover up there. Supertrail (mown grass base) was barely skiable yesterday afternoon so couldn't see blue cow being ready.