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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Lady Penelope, Jun 23, 2016.
Probably looked the same in the middle of July that year
Was 2 small patches still Easter 2005.
Townsend Looks like it has a Serac on it about 20 m wide. Twas out there yesterday.
Siren Song 1,2, & 3 still cranking. Yesterday was super fun.
Bloke you have to get out there. Its really really good.
So, my friends are doing a 4 day hike up there in Mid Nov… realistically, what sort of conditions are they likely to come across. Originally i told them there would be no worries about snow… None of them are skiers….
Where from and to and by which route?
^ this ^
Not sure, they are climbing the 10 highest peaks on a guided walk.
Might want to take some snow shoes.
Is it that two-day guided walk where the guides carry everyone's gear and they stay at Crackenback overnight?
Or some tele gear
1954-2016 average is 11.8 weeks , 2016 sits at 13 currently
with thx to Gerg
and doesn't that highlight #olympicyear
Amazing depth for late Oct
Here's a few from late Dec 84
Albina, complete with tents at the Lake
It'll be interesting to do a comparison this year.
dec27 92 I was able to ski more of the higher parts of the lake circuit (drift hopping) than walk. Camped at Rawson pass overnight after skiing the drifts on Kossie boxing day.
Cup weekend looking very skiable in Victoria.
Maps look good for a monday/tuesday top up too ...atm
Ah okay. They might want some snowshoes or at least something waterproof - would be worth checking the cams in the days leading up to the trip to get an idea of the extent of the snow cover.
That chart just makes you realise how awful 1982 and 2006 were!
A Wednesday measurement this week.
Well over a metre and it's less than a week til November!
IIRC there was a great photo of The bottom of Thredbo near valley terminal dated Nov 1 1960 which showed near top to bottom contiguos cover , that was unreal and is matched by the bar chart above .
Spencer's Creek depth readings from 1994 show a graph very close to 2016.
You'r right, nice spot. I dare say 1994 skied a lot more consistently than this year though (going off nothing but vicarious living through forums as I did not ski this year). A much colder year at times from memory... actually I think our record low temp was in 1994 at Charlottes, -23C odd. Deep Creek snow depths seem to support that with much deeper snow from start of August onwards.
66cm. I've skied on less...much less!
that's the second largest week on week net loss this year...
Or the 18th lowest net weekly loss
Revamp at Snowy Hydro and now you can only go back to 2009 for snowdepths and lake levels. Pity...... W
Hmm, might have to send them an email.
I could go back as far as 1974 (you have to scroll down in the year section). The new graph colours are woeful!
Ah you're totally right.
So this week?
So it's not just me re the too similar colours. Notice that the snowcourses are alphabetical. Spencers is of most import to skiers IMO so should be at the top. Previously they were in descending altitude and thus usually depth. The website is a change but is it for the better and is it more user friendly?
Lake levels may scroll to 1954 but there is no data prior to mid '97 as per the old but gold red v blue colour scheme which was far easier to distinguish. Snowy Hydro have it but not online..... W
The website change would have been done by some website designer in Sydney and probably without the suitable context to design a good graph.
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I'll talk to a friend there to see if there is a better contact point.
I like the new website for Snowy Hydro. The graphs aren't that great, the website was quite old and needed a redesign.
November 8 = 34.3cm according to the new website today. So there may still be a depth at the next reading considering the snow that fell on Monday 14/11.
The snow goes, The heat finally comes...