Observations October 2nd - 5th

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  1. woggybot

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    Agree :D
     
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    I observe August snow in October.....and October weather happened in August :mad::mad::mad:
     
  3. DiscoStuAU

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    One of my good friends who works up at FC posted this a while ago

     
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    Brief spurt of snow and hail in Crookwell, then sleet and now driving rain
     
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    Buller, yes...but
    Big 4 could have stayed open.
    Had enough snow.
    No demand though.
     
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    Buller, yes...but
    Big 4 could have stayed open.
    Had enough snow.
    No demand though.
     
  8. Karicta

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    Just so frustrating :mad:


    (For the 'industry')
     
  9. The Plowking

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    Alternatively,
    Just so awesome, for spring BC.
     
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    Howling wind all day driving from Merimbula to Huskisson

    Jervis Bay was full of whitecaps and then the wind died and the storm hit. Driving rain and temperature has dropped significantly
     
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    If I wasn't so far away I would be up there rolling around in all that fresh snow..... all by myselfROFL but all I have is clear water and warm sand:thumbs:
    This an amazing amount of snow. These photos are killing me.

    Still howling wind in port
     
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    Similar to 2012... Oct 10 or 11 saw a big after season dump, I spent the day earning turns at Hotham with the last boot pack of the day through thigh deep drifts to the top of Heavenly, by the next day most of it had blown away again. Australia.
     
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    I don't but some onsite for a sicky or a Saturday mission would be nice.
     
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    The BC corn harvesters-
     
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    Not sure where Sydney BOM was going with their 5% chance of rain tonight.
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    Holy sh*t! I was on the Central Coast this morning and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Maybe I got out just in time. Now back in Cairns humidity and listening to the hum of the A/C.
     
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    Sorry when does Bullers season open? Perisher seems to have around 50cm laying on the hills.
     
  18. IAB

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    I observe that Mother Nature has a rather warped sense of humour. The dump of the year the day after lifts close.
     
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    Didn't get a drop at my place in Sydney. Obs Hill registered nothing as well. The only Sydney site (if you can call it that) to register anything was 0.2mm out at Penrith.

    It was decaying high-based stuff
     
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    Got some in Bondi. Wasn't much more than a mm that's forsure but it sure as hell rained.
     
  21. woggybot

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    This series of pics is like a bad dream that you cant wake up from....
    Trying to convince myself the season is over......
     
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    Bluebird and wind has dropped, snigger snigger
     
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    BC day I say.
     
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    Pics please :)
     
  25. smitty484

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    What a ripping day this morning would be
     
  26. FourSquare04

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    October 2009, the first week after the season closed saw a solid 50cm dump to low levels. Jindy had a decent 5-10cm out of that one.
     
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    Any estimates as to how much the resorts have received since Monday? Looks like an easy 30-40cm+ going by FC Cedarwood cam
     
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    I also observe that this snow would be nothing but a nuisance for the resorts as everyone will be trying to pack up for the season, but won't be able to for at least a few days until it all melts/subsides......
     
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    30-40cm is the best estimate overall.
     
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    I'd say Vic scored the upper scale here. ~35cm for FC/Hotham, NSW resorts 25-30cm IMO.
     
  31. Claude Cat

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    Falls reported 40cm yesterday. Perhaps a bit more since then.
     
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    Anyone know how low the snow is at Stirling? Thinking by the weekend it'll be a fair hike from TBJ to the first skiable snow
     
  33. snowgum

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    Lake mtn Cams (1330m) have a dusting so I'd guess maybe 1450m before doning skis - at least on by green signs.
     
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    I observe the NZ model of resorts (accom in valleys) - copes far better with this on again off again snow/ weather thing than Aussie. What to do eh!??
     
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    Yup. In bounds today until about lunch time would be pretty epic. No need to go BC when the cut runs will have full cover and no one else around.
     
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    Thredbo saying they've had about 80 cm since Friday.-5 early, top temp -1. Day of the season? ;)
     
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    Falls saying depth is 129cms.
    Photo from FB of Summit:
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    Oh for Goodness Sake!
     
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    Just cracked 11C in Melbourne. Can't see it getting anywhere near the forecast 18C
     
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    Just looking at the AWS numbers for Falls from the past three days. 78mm in the gauge.
    Resort was reporting 40cms to around this time yesterday, and had around 15mm fall in the gauge thereafter.
    Could be upwards of 50cms of fresh, definitely deeper in drifts, particularly in Sun Valley. Sun's out now too.
     
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    I normally don't use that term , but will on this occasion...THIS IS FULLY SICK
     
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    must.....stop....observing......from....desk
     
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    What is the particular reason that they couldn't keep the season open a few weeks more when conditions are like this?
     
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    Cost, Staffing and lack of punters
     
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    As others have mentioned elsewhere, it's surely consumer demand.
    It's October. School holidays are behind us.
    Folks aren't thinking about snow holidays now.
     
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    The chairs are still on the cable, why can't they get 3 people to work this weekend on a couple of lifts ?
    It would be the same for Hotham, they only need Village, Road runner and Heavenly Valley chairs open to have lots of terrain Accessible for much fun, just make up signs for all to see that the entire Mountain is classified as BC and that it isn't Patrolled. There are people in Wang and Albury Wadonga that would be happy to get a few days work
     
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    Very frustrated.
    Still school hols in NSW many would be at Perisher now if it were open, me included.
    Since Sundays 48mm of rain, Monday from 9am 32mm (32cm) falling as snow, then from Tuesday 9am another 46mm (46cm) falling as snow. from Tuesday. Off piste on Mt P and sun Valley would be best of the season.
    Spencers Creek could be very close to 2m.
     
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    A below par September overall sealed its fate.
     
  49. Tanuki

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    Yep, that NW wind is cold indeed
     
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    There weren't that many there last week, which was NSW and ACT and Qld school holidays. I'd say most were Qlders actually. I had SV to myself on Monday, great snow, no other people.