Observations: 8th - 15th July 2010

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  1. CarveMan

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    Still puking at Buller, but my friend is too lazy to go outside and measure
     
  2. Donza

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  3. Stratus

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  4. surferchris

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    use the village cams stairs as a measure, about 20 cm per step already up to the 2nd so maybe 20 [​IMG]
     
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  5. Slim

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    based on the village square cam, looks like about 10-15cm at buller today with a few cm up in the last hr or so. nice but not season defining, and unless something magical happens in the next 12 hrs, unlikely to reach the 30-40 predicted by many. looking at the radar, that big blue,yellow,orange band has nearly passed the strike zone....might have run out of weeties just at the wrong time. some moderate falls coming htrough easter subs of Melb now which might line up. looking much more few and far between now though...
     
  6. Stratus

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  7. loweee

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  8. Slim

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    anyone got a live update from Hotham or DP?
     
  9. luvthabumps

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    we have a winner [​IMG] just on the phone to jnr LTB now and made him go onto the balcony (where the cam is) with a ruler and the average depth is 22cm in the middle of the balcony (ranges from low 17cm to 30cm highest)
     
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    just fired up the guns at Buller as well
     
  11. Slim

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  12. surferchris

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    nice i will take the 30 cm if that isn't to greedy to ask the weather gods [​IMG] Hanging for Friday now hopefully more lifts will run!
     
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    [​IMG] with a nick like yours I don't want any luvvin' thanks Phil . make sure you pack the chains - roads are a mess apparently
     
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    cam showing big flakes at DP
     
  15. PolePlant

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    Band moving over Melb, dont appear as falls here so may make it to our Hills.
     
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    I observe the big band that went through vic resorts looks headed straight for nsw resorts, albeit, in a weaker form.
     
  18. Stratus

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    22cm at Buller according to aussieskier
     
  19. smitty484

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  20. loweee

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    Yeah looking good on the radar for another 5cm in NSW over an hour with that band of rain/showers.

    Still spitting here in Jindy...
     
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  21. PolePlant

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    That'd be from Junior LTB I suspect but it'd be reliable enough.
    Looks about right on VS cam curved steps we gauge from nearby too.
     
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    Yes I would trust that more than more official means.
     
  23. CarveMan

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    Rain on the roof in Melbourne.

    Djon's site is pretty good as it overlays the satellite and the composite radar, so you can see beyond the reach of the radar: http://www.theweatherchaser.com/radar/Loop_AusSat

    By looking at that I reckon there is still some juice in this baby.
     
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  24. Donza

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    [​IMG]
    fence by that TA fan is getting shorter..so is the sign
    This is Perisher BTW
     
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  25. smitty484

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    Going off djon's site there certainly looks to be some juice left in this one!!!
     
  26. smitty484

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    I don't think the Dinner Plain cam is updating. Like I know that time is updating, but unless those people have sat there for the last half hour, it's just the same pic over and over.
     
  27. CarveMan

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    Temp is plummeting, I like this setup for Buller, BB, LM.
     
  28. Matt.D

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    On Topic, regular short sharp showers keep crossing us here in the valley, Lake Mountain should look good in the morning.
     
  29. Snow Blowey

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    [​IMG] Leaving it till friday. Will regret it tomorrow when i see tracked out dream run, schuss, funnel web, michaels mistake etc..
     
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    Looks like its stopped snowing at Buller now foot prints everywhere. Cold there -3.9 , hopefully more snow showers for the rest of the night.
     
  31. loweee

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    Agree from looking at the radar it should start to let up with snow showers continuing till the morning. Bit of pot luck as to where will get the most out of the last of the system....
     
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    Ah beautiful !! what a glorious sight on that one night cam.. totally envious of anyone getting out there today!
     
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    I observe that Selwyn will have the whole resort open today for the first time this year [​IMG]
     
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    Absolutely stunning this morning!

    this is what ive been waiting for, sorry boss im sick today, pack the car...
     
  35. Claude Cat

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    Buller and Hotham reporting 25cm for last 24 hours (better than the 15 I was expecting) and NSW resorts reporting 30 cm for the same period which is on expectations.
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    So is that the whole total for this system?
     
  37. shaunstoddart

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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    LM 30cm now. [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    35cm for Thredbo in total so far
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    Thredbo looking awesome this morning. a few light fliurries continues but nothign that will add to dump. looking up the hilol, antons could probly open this morning but no doubt they;re waiting for a few nmore holes to fill. sponars will need one more dump for sure. can;t see basin from village. whole mountain looks generally fantastic. there was extrememly heavy dumpage between 6 and pm last night that left 5cm in two hours. i have a lift ticket and am primed to totally rip up this hill.

    only one problem... i am teaching my three year old to ski at bottom of hill today. d'OH. I mean, woohoo, sort of.
     
  40. teckel

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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    I hardly slept last night as I could hear the rain beating on the roof. I knew it meant one of 2 things - heavy heavy rain at LM if the temp wasn't low enough, or, 30cm snow. I was worried it was the former. But it was the latter [​IMG] Still tired though.
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    I observe that my snowometer is working well. I could see quite a nice amount of snow on the Brindies this morning, but not reaching around to Mt Coree, which gave me a figure of 30cm for the mainrange, backed up on the Thredbo site. When it gets all the way around to Coree I know its 50cm.

    Brindies would be worth a ski for the next few days IMO, but I think I will head for Thredders [​IMG]

    Heard heavy rain in Canberra in the wee small hours, but my windscreen was frozen, and the sky clear, when I headed off to work.
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    A little hard to say when the "24 hour" started, but most of the larger resorts had around 5cm on their 6am reports yesterday.
     
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  43. Cliff-jumper_2000

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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    just trying to get an update from a mate at dinner plain but im thinking he is enjoying all the fresh stuff! But spoke to him last night at 7.30pm he was calling 20cm down there and comming down steadily. Will let you know if i hear from him with a reports [​IMG]
     
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  44. fletch

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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    Can't work out some of the reports coming in Especially Buller which has 75 cm in the snow making area??
    Anyway all good at Hotham
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    Currently observing on WZ there was a landslide on the Great Alpine Rd near Bright thanks to the torrential downpour on Tuesday night - I bet there's some p'd off people who can't get up the hill for a pow day! 200mm at Mt Buffalo, that must be close to some sort of record?

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/landslide-closes-great-alpine-road/14651
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    You made the right call mate. Dream Run, schuss... forget it, not enough. Michaels, FW, Bluff were all ok up high, bit of an effort getting out of FW though. Don't think it will clear up enough for a tour today, so tomorrow will be the pick for out back.
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    Thanks for making me feel better choc. Still light snow up high? Looked as though the sun was going to come out this morning.
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    The snow was ok, but pretty wind affected, but it hasn't really filled in as much as I thought it would have. Skiing on top of the bushes did make it feel lighter and deeper though. [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Observations: 8th - 16th July 2010

    Great example of direction affecting mountain weather. The southerly wind has it still snowing on the southern end of the range (Thredbo), while the sun is out just 10km north at Perisher.

    One for the kiddies to remember the next time there is a southerly system and people complain Thredbo overreports the snow because they got twice as much as Perisher.