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Observations: 5th - 11th July

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Sandy, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Curto

    Curto One of Us

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    Too lazy to resize...
     
  2. Hobber

    Hobber A Local

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    As long as you are posting pics like that you don't have to resize in my books! [​IMG]
     
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  3. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observed three phone calls this arvo from two locals and one Junior Duck. The common observation was "its on", "see ya soon" and "like 2005 dad, that day it took us 5 hours to drive down from PB" (might be an enthusiastic youngster exaggeration)
     
  4. woggybot

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    I just had a look at the latest sat loop. Over the past 30 odd hours, this system has just gotten better and better!!!!!

    Currently, it's pressure is dropping to low 980's and it's parking itself BEAUTIFULLLY over the Alps [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Bit more to come, especially if the moisture feed from the SE and now possibly the W continues - AWESOME!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And how cool is the Thredbo village cam?? Good snow falls to that level are just fantastic [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. Yardsale

    Yardsale Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    The other half said it was cold, windy and a bit of rain down in Omeo. That means it is ugly with a capital UG up top.

    The latest wxmaps run has cold air over the alps thru next week - so more snowmaking at the end of this system too.
     
  6. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    yes, yes they will.
     
  8. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    The other observation was that everyone was getting blown off the hill.

    I also observe that there should be lots of freshies on Sat & Sun
     
  9. loweee

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    The wind has really picked up in Jindy, Just left the bowlo and it was blowing snow but could still see the moon close to 5cm in parts now.
     
  10. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just observed on facebook one of my ski bum/ski instructor mates has just posted that he can't believe how good the skiing was at Thredbo this afternoon [​IMG]
     
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  11. Bato

    Bato One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just got back from Perisher, my car is parked at the tube because i didnt have chains, managed to hitch a ride home. There was a massive amount of snow fall today, possibly the heaviest most consistent snow i have ever seen in Australia. The only way i can describe today is WOW
     
  12. Kony_Abbott

    Kony_Abbott Hard Yards

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    Any estimates on how much snow fell today people?

    Snowdepth is 73cms apparently, but I'm sure that doesn't include what fell today...
     
  13. Stratus

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    Today at Buller.

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  14. hothams great

    hothams great First Runs

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    very heavy fall this afternoon. Snowed extreemly hard between 3 and 4pm.(close to 10cm in the hour) Temp was around -5 so very dry. As good as it gets in oz. radar looks nice right now. Looking like we'll cop it again tonight. Some sweet tracks on Blue Ribbon this arvo [​IMG]
     
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  15. Makka

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    so does that graph mean that from about 1330 til now it has been snowing at about 8cm an hour?
     
  16. Crash Test Dummy

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    Think the scales is in mm not cm so I think that it might be 8mm an hour from 1.30 I could be wrong though
     
  17. Sess

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    cumulative
     
  18. Odin749

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    I Think it is more likely that it is a total amount for the day being graphed not an amount per hour
     
  19. Brranski

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    The measure is of rainfall not of snowfall. This isn't always directionally proportional (i.e. can't be converted into cm accurately) due to differing density in snow.
     
  20. Sess

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    1mm rain = 1cm snow (very)roughly i think...not sure though
     
  21. Stratus

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    The graph shows 8mm of recorded, ACCUMULATED, "rain" from 9am this morning.

    I actually posted the graph for the temp not so much the rain fall (as its not very accurate in terms of snowfall)
     
  22. BH

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    Getting reports back from Bus drivers and the amount was a conservitive 40cm at smiggs and 4 inches in Thredbo village!!!! Most of the snow fell between 2.30 till 5.30 and was still dumping. Ladies and Gentleman here is your season starter!!!
     
  23. tickers

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  24. Bato

    Bato One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yea 40cm easy today. It just didnt stop
     
  25. Crash Test Dummy

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    Has there been any reports on what the snowfall was at Falls today ??
     
  26. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    let me guess , probably 40 cm ,
     
  27. mendossa

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    we're getting sago snow here, about 800m. hopefully it'll drop over the night and we'll wake up to white.
     
  28. Outlooker

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    Looks to be hammering down on the Dinner Plain cam. I though we had seen the best of this but I think we have a bit left going from the radar. Will be interesting to see the accumulation in the morning.
    Looks like there will be a bit of traffic to Jindy tomorrow night
     
  29. tickers

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    2.6 deg MtD
     
  30. Stratus

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    Only forecast down to 2deg unfortuently tickers :(.

    Baw Baw is gonna get a fair puking on tonight, and Buller should do quite well.
     
  31. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    yes the resorts that do well from SW systems will do well tonight and into tomorrow.
     
  32. Sweens

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    The last 30mins at thredbo there has been atleast 50k winds with snowing flying everywhere.

    This arvo there was at least 25cm on the bluff and each time I caught the lift up my tracks where gone.
     
  33. Mr Beefy

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    right now the winds have reaally picked up in sydney, at leaast were i am.. hope to god another tree doesnt uproot itself into my pool..
     
  34. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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  35. tickers

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  36. ThreeOaks

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    I observe that the barometer at Thredbo Top Station has dropped 2 points in the last hour or so; there is a band of precipitation on the radars hitting right now and the village cam is showing liquid precipitation. Will we see some more flakes on the cam in the next couple of hours?
     
  37. ThreeOaks

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    I think I got in just in time... here it comes...Thredbo Village Cam
     
  38. warrie

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    Here's the address of a chart of the infamous 2005 system 3years and 1 day ago in which it was bedlam getting from PB to Berridale and all points in between due to snow on roads. BH was correct in that it was a S to SE flow causing dumpage east of main range. Todays system is more of a traditional W stream.Now there's only 5cm reported in Jindy this evening in the last 4 hours but if it keeps up all night it could be fun and games at daylight. Enjoy

    http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/charts/charts.view.pl?idcode=IDX0102&file=IDX0102.200507090600.gif
     
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  39. warrie

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    PS how about that square high pressure system in the southern Coral Sea!!!
     
  40. Odin749

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    On a slight off topic....I observe that this thread is now the most posted in of this site all time!! 539 replys and over 20000 views edging out the 2007 tipping comp. I think there are some very edgy people around here.

    On a more related note the current radars are showing there is at least a few more hours left in this system. But looking at the Satellite images I can not see it going on much longer than that.
     
  41. BH

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    Berridale has had light snow flurries come and go since dusk. Still hoping for a white morning. The radar is showing precip starting to spread out from the mountains. 60cm+ wont be unrealistic for the snow reports tomorrow which is northen hemisphere stuff. God I love weather!!!
     
  42. Kony_Abbott

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    Sounding nice BH. Vic or NSW?
     
  43. marko

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    Its getting pretty wild in Canberra atm it would not surprise to see it snow here soon, temp is 3.6 with driving rain.
     
  44. anu_snow

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    Second that rain in Canberra. Cannot wait to be picked up in 6 hours to ride 10 days in a row. 60cm here we come
     
  45. BH

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    NSW- The main band hast started to head North- We had a few more flurries but didnt settle.
     
  46. ronny

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    The wind this morning was strong until about 10am where the history of wind for Falls Creek says it went from 17km to 2 and has stayed around that ever since
     
  47. snowmobile

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    I was up at Corin forest around 6pm and it was snowing ,at times it was hard to see while driving.It was settling on the road and on the way back down it was snowing just above Woods reserve.
    I've got pics,will post em tomorrow.
    Should be a **** load of snow up there by the morning.

    Corin Forest is about 1200 asl in the ACT.
     
  48. milehigh city

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    how is the wind. and is the snow too dry and geting blown off the runs into the trees?
    Yes it is night time, but please let us know when you can. Radar and cams are producing the good at the moment. both dinner plain and threds have covered tracks about an hour ago with flakes still falling.
     
  49. mooch

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    There has been a big fall of awesome quality snow at falls. I think at least 30cm since it started this morning, and it is still going. The whole village is drifted in deep pow - not just fresh snow, powder snow.

    The last 2 days have been epic in terms of weather conditions. Yesterdays sunny powder conditions were amazing, today tracks were filling in between runs.
     
  50. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm so f'in excited about today I can't sleep. The plough just got out on the road at Buller in the village and on the flat section of road outside the old Latrobe building, cut a swathe through the fresh since last night ( no tyre tracks ) that is at least a foot deep. All the stairs in the Village square are covered in drifts that you could ski down and it's a blanket of pristine white!

    Go you good thing!