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Observations 2nd - 10th June

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

  1. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    looking good on the radar / sat loop for up high tonight at thredbo
     
  2. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    hmmm seems to be drying out as it hits
     
  3. Moppitt

    Moppitt First Runs

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    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.
     
  4. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    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:

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
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  5. loweee

    loweee One of Us

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    Still wet in Jindy with looks of light snow up towards the resorts above say 1400-1500m this am
     
  6. Sweens

    Sweens First Runs

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    Perisher and Thredbo reporting 5cm
     
  7. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    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!
     
  8. loweee

    loweee One of Us

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    Its actually still a day early so really well done.
     
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  9. zar

    zar One of Us

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    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.
     
  10. Undies

    Undies Premature Pool Room Person Ski Pass: Gold

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    Meanwhile the ladder up Ben Lomond is claiming roof height for snow depth. Amazing the difference a few hundred k's can make!
     
  11. Undies

    Undies Premature Pool Room Person Ski Pass: Gold

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    Car roof height, that is.
     
  12. Gerg

    Gerg One of Us

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    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.
     
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  13. zar

    zar One of Us

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    err..correction
    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
     
  14. BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Hard Yards

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  15. Alexski

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    Mt Wellington may have missed out, but check out Mawson Cam - Mt Field didn't.
     
  16. wrxbouy

    wrxbouy Hard Yards

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    Any rain today on the slopes?
     
  17. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    I'm observing Blue Cow looking more like mid July than early June....

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. choc

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    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?
     
  19. Squidly

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    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.
     
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  20. snowblowa

    snowblowa One of Us

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    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.
     
  21. snowblowa

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    Somes/sums, you get the drift....
     
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  22. warrie

    warrie Hard Yards

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    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
     
  23. Miffy

    Miffy Hard Yards

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    The score will always be management 1 - customers 0!

    I observe that this system is done
     
  24. Reference

    Reference First Runs

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    I observe i'm starting work at Blue cow next weekend. I guess they need to push all that snow around first.
     
  25. loweee

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    Looks to be a groomer working on it at the moment.
     
  26. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.