Observations October 6th - 13th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Edgecrusher, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking pretty mint this morning, but with the warmer temps today she'd be softening:
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  2. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    It's going to be an awesome October out on the main range
     
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  3. Jellybeans

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    I don't want to see another snowmobile please.... but a rope tow is an idea :)
     
  4. Undies

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    What time are we expecting Spencer's Creek data to be in? Nothing there yet.....
     
  5. Undies

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    And we have a new season PB! 170.5cm. Didn't crack the 2m, but pretty funny to have the peak after the season has closed. :doh:
     
  6. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hard to see if they could get through to CP anytime soon with that kind of depth.
     
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    Reports said they had already cleared it prior to last storm (though not opened it past Spencers)
     
  8. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    Heard that too. They had the road open to Spencers Ck before the closing weekend, then it snowed.
     
  9. rocketboy

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    Sat Sept 24 at Spencers Creek - only open a couple of days before we got that fabulous 7cm of bone dry powder on the Monday night.

     
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  12. POW_hungry

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    I observe thickening lenticular cloud forming over northern end of KNP. Strong winds aloft 15-20 knots in Bredbo.
    Cloud cover will keep temps low, if it hangs around...
     
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    i read it to mean until friday it would be assessed daily otherwise open from today?
     
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    Off to cricket today first game of the season in Dalgety looking for a top of 13c currently 8c in jindabyne.
     
  16. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crap day in Melbourne, supposed to be 23 , wind chill says no way
     
  17. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not going to get any better.

    The wind this arvo is going to be extreme.
     
  18. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes 100kph at tullamarine in gusts and increasing .
     
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    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im in Elwood, 1 street back from beach road, blowing its tits off.
    Lots of tree branches down, debris all over the roads. would be horrendous riding out in that.
    Huge big-ups to the commitment of the people out their slogging it out.

    56knt gusts at Faulkner beacon.
    Google calc tells me 103km/h. And it is going to get worse, sheeesh
     
  20. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Strongest winds we've ever seen, mutiple trees down, half of one has gone through a shed....my 4wd and tractor are under there somewhere..
     
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    ^ouch man.
     
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  22. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sort of what i said
     
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  23. MarkV

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    Around the bay cyclists will be doing it tough today.
     
  24. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, I was down the beach with my Toddler this morning and that northerly was blowing strong and straight into the heads of the riders. Lots of crying kids on bikes
     
  25. skimax

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    Wow can't believe they are doing round the bay today , 10 mins ride Mel to Sorrento and 4 hours back
     
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    109 kph gust at the airport
     
  27. Bluebird

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    Difficult landing conditions at the airport!

    Also reports of a woman killed by a falling tree in Millgrove, very sad news.
     
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  28. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The only thing that is a fail about that is the dodgy camera work (probably some obese plane spotter) Very good piloting in challenging conditions
     
  29. teckel

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    Trees down everywhere it seems between here and Melbourne. Maroondah Hwy been closed most of the afternoon, Melba Hwy etc. But here in good old Narby, barely a breeze :)
    @GS not good!!! Where do you live? Hope your insurances are up to date!
     
  30. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    It actually wasn't that fast on the way down to Sorento. The last stretch from dromana to Sorento was difficult - strong cross winds, sand blasting, the lot.
    But Frankston to Melbourne was brutal.
     
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    Agree! Have also seen elsewhere online that apparently it's from last year too, so another fail!
     
  32. DiscoStuAU

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    Went for a hike up in the Dandenongs with a friend this morn/arvo. Very windy, trees and branches down all through the trails as well as on the roads up
     
  33. Vermillion

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    Any sort of driving in rural areas requires a chainsaw today, just in case.
     
  34. jeffx

    jeffx Hard Yards

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    IDV20032
    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    Victoria Regional Office

    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

    SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
    for DAMAGING WINDS
    For people in the Central, Mallee, South West, North Central, North East, West and South Gippsland and parts of the East Gippsland, Northern Country and Wimmera Forecast Districts.

    Issued at 4:52 pm Sunday, 9 October 2016.

    WEATHER SITUATION:
    Strong to gale force north to northwesterly winds will shift westerly with the passage of a strong cold front. The cold front was over far western Victoria at 4pm and will continue moving eastwards across the State this afternoon and evening, clearing the far east by early Monday morning.

    DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 70 km/h with widespread peak gusts of around 100 km/h within the warning area, will gradually ease from the west during this afternoon and evening. Wind gusts to 120 km/h are possible over elevated areas and the central district until early this evening, while wind gusts around 130 km/h are possible about the Alpine area until around midnight.

    Wind strengths associated with this front are rare in Victoria with similar wind events typically only occuring once every five years.



    Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and Traralgon.





    Highest wind gusts to 4:30pm include:
    122 km/h at Mt Hotham
    119 km/h at Fawkner Beacon
    111 km/h at Mt William
    109 km/h at Pt Wilson
    107 km/h at Melbourne Airport
    106 km/h at Avalong Airport
    104 km/h at Essendon Airport
    103 km/h at Mt Gellibrand

    The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
    * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
    * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
    * Keep clear of fallen power lines;



    The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEDT Sunday.

    Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.




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  35. Chowder11

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    Winds dropped.
    Now its raining.

    #mlbrnwethr
     
  36. Jellybeans

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    That could have actually crashed with a crap pilot...
     
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    Models forecasting a cold shot, posted if here is another appropriate thread please move.
     
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  38. FourSquare04

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    I observe yet another strong frontal system moving through over the next few days. That's what the 3rd in a week?!!

    The weather patterns really have gone whack IMO
     
  39. Majikthise

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    The last cha in the cha, cha,cha.
     
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  40. Jellybeans

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    I heard this morning of huge winds at altitude and I couldn't stop myself.
    I took my plane out of the hanger at Benalla at 8am and took off normally at 8:30am.
    Looped around Wangaratta, flew to Tumut and went with the wind south towards Hotham.
    flew for 4 minutes unpowered just with the wind gliding :eek: Rare chance to experience the wind at its best. Took it back to Benalla, tree fell next to our driveway back in Matlock but happy :D Assessing my options for pow day...
     
  41. teckel

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    @Jellybeans1000 You have a place in Matlock? Cool! :cool: I have a number of people from Matlock and WP call into my shop. Next time you swing by, come in and introduce yourself.
     
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    @Jellybeans1000, You live at Matlock?
    Jesus, I bet You've got a long walk for the paper and milk each morning.
     
  43. Jellybeans

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    I have got places everywhere...
    Mt Buller
    Matlock
    Omeo
    Tolmie
    I live at Matlock with the kids, small farm in Tolmie, airbnb Omeo and Mt Buller for the skiing
     
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    Maybe...
    Love the shop, next sale you have and I will be there:D
     
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    Lucky for the Internet and the fridge;)
     
  46. teckel

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    But he's got a big police station there!!
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  47. stansi

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    7.5C and raining heavy at Davernport. Wind gusts seem to have died down a bit, but gusts over 100Km/hr for last 4Hrs.
     
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    snowing at perisher
    .8 at the top , 9.3 in the village according to perisher website
     
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  49. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Drove home from Mornington last night in heavy rain, especially around Frankston. Seemed to mostly miss the Melb metro area though - only a sprinkling of rain to make things damp.

    Meanwhile in the North East, another 25+ mm at Buffalo, Hotham, Falls to keep those rivers flowing high.
     
  50. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just saw that ...wtf !
    A bit more like it.
     
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