Observations: 8th-13th August

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  1. Vermillion

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    I dont think so it's had around 10cms so far with more to come, it should do ok with this next wave.

    Looking at the sat pic the cold front is intersecting that moisture input perfectly.
     
  2. PolePlant

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    Go Verm

    I see enough fresh at Buller on VS cam to get me their in the morning.
     
  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep if I were considering a day trip I'd have the car packed and be in bed for the early start. That's plenty for this time of night.
     
  4. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    I observe it building nicely at the moment for the 2nd wave/vein/pulse/vibe/snow

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/radar.jsp?...k=1&lye=1&lyf=1

    Will it deliver though or FIZZ ? If you believe the charts it's meant to FIZZ and not really deliver much to the resorts

    I will observe in the morning
     
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  5. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    I observe you being a weekend Buller Wanchor

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. ice_man

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    The bulk of the moisture has fallen in western Victoria, as progged... where it's virtually useless from our point of view [​IMG]

    Hopefully the SW feed tomorrow has a bit more kick in it (moisture wise) than what the models are suggesting. It seems to me like the dream system that sent all the moisture to the wrong address... if only what fell over the Otways ended up in the Alps...
     
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  7. SnorkelDeep

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    Gday all first post, but long time stalker
    been observing the weather zone observation table and the precip hasent really moved for hotham in the last 2 hours, when are the thoughts on this second wave hitting, are we talking well into tomorrow.
    Should i be "coming down with something"
     
  8. PiedPiper

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    second front appears to be moving a lot quicker, not sure if thats a good thing or not
     
  9. Astro66

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    Im observing good rain band over bairnsdale.
    With current rotation should hit Both Vic and NSW Alpine Resorts. IMO.
    Melb Resorts will will miss this one.IMO.
     
  10. featherplucker

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    What do you wise people think baw baw will get out of this? any r***?
     
  11. loweee

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    Light snow showers on the outskirts of Jindy this morning.
     
  12. Vermillion

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    Pressure on 1000hpa in the alps now, still something left.
     
  13. dawooduck

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    I observe that after reviewing todays BOM forecast Friday & Saturday will be excellent days to go skiing
     
  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That cant be right, it looks like the days I will be up.
     
  15. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cold here in Canberra late yesterday, and the brindies have a new coat on today. Was calm early, but bits of wind starting to turn up.
     
  16. Alexski

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    Mt Ginini has had the most out of this system so far over 50mm.
     
  17. -Waterboy-

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    I observe Baw baw obs saying 39.6mm of precipitation overnight.. Unfortunately I think it is playing tricks on us and collecting melt or something [​IMG]
     
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  18. Sandy

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    That looks legit to me.

    Nearby, Mt Moornapa has had steady falls since 6am of around 10mm. Bairnsdale has had 6mm in the same period.
     
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  19. melty68

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    looks a bit damp in thredbo village by the cam but snowing at about 1600 mtrs.nothing worse than getting soaked down low and then halfway up the chair turns to snow..brrrrrr not fun
     
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    I observe Thredbo is a place you really have to pick your marginal temp weather days.
     
  21. Sandy

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    I reckon the cloud is just about done..... Maybe another 6 hours of reasonable snow, tops, IMO.
     
  22. ice_man

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    Reported 4cm of fresh overnight... with all that r**n I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed about 10cm and lost 6 through rain (or some other wacky ratio) Still, it's a net gain... and they've hit 50cm mark. Better than they did all of last year.

    I expected follow up showers... none coming on the sat pic or the radar. Once the moisture clears East Gippsland it's all over.
     
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  23. melty68

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    true wood duck,i observe that on a day like this,i would ski on the merrits side and ski high noon,much more protected.
     
  24. Gallopers

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    icy cold sw with rain down the far south coast here atm. looks like the main rain band is just a little to far south east but the air is certainly cold enough.
    every little bits a bonus now
     
  25. Snow Blowey

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    i observe strong winds and warming temps. This is making me think the fresh snow won't be much chop on the weekend. Still considering a trip though.
     
  26. scottik187

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    I observe what looks like rain on thredbo cams...confirmed by appearance of more grass patches on said cams.
     
  27. Claude Cat

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    Interesting - Buller, Hotham and Falls still well below zero.
     
  28. Undies

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    Yep, even the Rock Creek gnome at Perisher has lost some of his cover in the last little bit, so I'm affeared this may be a little bit of rain falling at the moment.
     
  29. Vermillion

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    VIC resorts are getting influence from the cold front, should keep them below zero and much lower tonight.
     
  30. loweee

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    Just spoke to a mate at Smiggins for work and not much moisture there all day. We have had steady light rain all afternoon in Jindabyne and about 6c. Temperatures have warmed up slighly this afternoon but again not much moisture since this am
     
  31. Outlooker

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    Snow depth at Spencer Creek is now at 104.7cm. Not much left on this sysetm for NSW and hoepfully more on the way next week.
     
  32. Astro66

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    Barometer been rising at PB since early this morning. So I think its done. IMO. Temps dropping now so snow-making should be all guns blazing.
     
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  33. Baw Baw Bear

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    Just spoke to someone at Baw Baw , been r^&%ing on and off all day what ever gain has been lost , hopefully will cool down tonight and salvage the day [​IMG]
     
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  35. telemark fred

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    Off piste up high at blue cow at 5pm was breakable crust or wind packed. Backcountry will be challenging this weekend. Still considering a trip though.
     
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  36. ice_man

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    Bad news... the rain obs continue to increase with slightly positive temps... can't be good at all [​IMG]
     
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  37. Snow Blowey

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    Thanks for the feedback TF. You've confirmed my fears (hopefully you are not just leaving the good stuff for yourself!).

    Thinking of alternatives now.
     
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