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Observations October 2nd - 5th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Claude Cat, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. spottedreptile

    spottedreptile Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent planning there :D:D
     
  2. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No-one else picking up these fall rates? Buller registering 5mm an hour...
     
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  3. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That bay is really ruining the fun for us in the SE bayside burbs
     
  5. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    No chair required, just a good grip on the rope;)
     
  6. Rush

    Rush Pool Room

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    Snowing in the Melbourne CBD
     
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  7. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Evidence please?
     
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  8. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    33.4mm at Buller since 9am :eek:
     
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  9. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    As i say that something develop right over head and it is crazy out there at the moment (Cheltenham)
     
  10. Rush

    Rush Pool Room

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    Shared eyewitness reports (from a skier and qualified meteorologist) of flurries of windblown white skiable precipitation drifting around the 10th floor window of the old Medibank building in Melbourne's CBD.
     
  11. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    10C observed Melbourne AWS and probably warmer with heat island effect. Horseshit, I say.
    10 floors ain't going to cool things down either...
     
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  12. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Long thunder boom over Jindy. and it's absolutely pouring down - but nothing on the Cooma AP gauge. Might go further east yet.
     
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  13. glengary

    glengary One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty wet around town
     
  14. cookieman

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    Short severe storm of high wind and rain just blasted through Thomastown,now sunny and calm.
    Check out the cam at dinner plain ...looks like minimum 30 cm of fresh !
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Falls reporting 40cm+
     
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  16. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    Wild weather now coming through Jindy. Severe weather warning in place for damaging winds and blizzards up the hill. Snow to 1000m. Please, please, please let me be snowed in tomorrow!
     
  17. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    So Gully Cam at Falls looks about as good as it did at any time all season:
    completely filled in:
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Cooling now Peri.
     
  19. jungfrau

    jungfrau One of Us

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    Snow road should be renamed Water road
    .. So hard to look at cams, epic dump!
     
  20. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buller VS stairs are just about becoming a ramp....
     
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  21. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  22. Rush

    Rush Pool Room

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    Professional Meteorologists agree is that it was Graupel.
     
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  23. Ultra

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    still windy here in Syd, clear sky,

    and when will someone install a coin operated lift somewhere!
     
  24. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So something resembling hail than snow.

    EDIT: Yes, I know the definition of 'graupel', but at +10C this meteorologist has his work cut out for him proving it's 'snow flurries'
     
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  25. CP

    CP Hard Yards

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    [​IMG]

    Man I would love a good quality pic of this framed.
     
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  26. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  27. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    and looks like already in canberra
     
  28. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    A few cracks of thunder in Canberra.
     
  29. shauno

    shauno Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah major winds and rain with lightning and thunder and small hail in North Canberra
     
  30. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    BOM is listing Major Flood Levels for Ovens/King ectc.....travel in NE might be a bit testing overnight...:thumbs:

    Mt Buffalo has had 90mm in 24 hours and is expecting further falls O/N.
     
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  31. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Trying to get some info on Baw Baw but the cams seem to be stuck on images from August 30th. Given the good accumulation at Buller it seems highly likely that there will be some cover. But can't confirm. Anyone out there got any other sources?
     
  32. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hail in Canberra. Wind turned my umbrella inside out and messed up my hair.
     
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  33. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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  34. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And pharst !
     
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  35. SnowBound

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    Jees you're all copping it down south!

    We've got warm NW winds (strong mind you) and sunshine on the Northern Beaches (Syd)

    Surf is as flat as I've ever seen it. Not even a wave.
     
  36. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just got the fire going before being smashed by hail, thunder, lightning, crazy wind gusts and moments later....
     
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  37. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This is just so sad...

    [​IMG]
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  38. Coastalsteve

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    Amazing falls for this time of year, I'm dying of jealousy, so wish I could be there.
    It's sunny, warm and blowing a gale here in Port Stephens.

    Sorry if this is common knowledge but why do they finish the season and stop the lifts if there's so much good snow?
     
  39. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    There was basically no snow when they shut up shop. This has all fallen in the past couple of days.
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Because all the staff have finished for the season and gone home. They need lifties, ski patrol, medical centre, ski hire shops, ski instructors, food outlets, cleaners, snow plough drivers, parking attendants, oversnow transport etc etc. All those people can't be plucked out of thin air. Also, even if they did, virtually nobody shows up anyhow, and those that do are most likely season pass holders. Even the last week of the season there was virtually nobody around.

    A couple of years ago perisher did extend the season by a week, they gave a few weeks notice, convinced staff to stay, and then virtually nobody turned up. One day there were 12 paying customers on the dashboar IIRC
     
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  41. Floodman

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    Perisher and Thredbo should have continued given its NSW school holidays.
     
  42. Nidecker

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    Killed off by season passes would be my guess. No upside. Would have been mainly season pass holders. If they had said say "its outside the defined season, and tix are half price for pass holders" we all would have gone off. lose lose

    That said keeping FV open probably would have not been to onerous for Perisher given they have stayed open for snow play
     
  43. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    But it was school holidays last week, there was 50cm of fresh snow during the week, and the resort was virtually empty (perisher). So why would they want to extend this week? The resorts are aware it is school holidays, but make a decision based upon both commercial factors and also based on ability to staff appropriately.
     
  44. maverik

    maverik Hard Yards

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    not enough Normos Steve.
     
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  45. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thank God for skins,

    By the way, I can't find mine.

    Searched high and low for them, but to no avail.

    @Ziggy, they haven't been posted back to You by chance? Your ph. No. is still on the bag.
     
  46. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    wow major accumulation at falls
     
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    I've been saying this for a while now, the end to this ski season is a carbon copy of 1992. It just came a tad earlier in 92 but the huge rainfall & late season snow dumps are the same, along with the massive flooding in NE Vic. Remember going up to watch Dartmouth dam pouring over the wall & the Albury/Wodonga causeway flooded till early Nov.
     
  48. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fraid not Stansi.
     
  49. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe there has been over 70mm of precipitation in the perisher guage since temps went negative yesterday. The temps at the AWS did go positive today, but would have been below zero 1900m plus. The spencers reading this week will be interesting. The main range will have great depth, when people can get out there.
     
  50. woggybot

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    I am genuinely in shock......staggering amount of snow.
     
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