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Re: Observations 25 July - 02 August

Discussion in 'Weather' started by loweee, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    It rained most of the day then turned to snow in the afternoon. It snowed steadily at my place for a couple of hours but nothing really stuck on the ground - just to the cars.
     
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  2. main street

    main street Sun Peaks Resident

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    Hammering down & blowing hard in Newie.

    Surely this must be doing our depleted dams in NSW & Vic some good.
     
  3. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm Hamilton, didn't stop all day, amazing the difference then
     
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  4. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That figure seems a bit high to me.....

    However, I'll reserve judgement until the Spencer's Creek depth comes out on Thursday. If there was 110cm at Thredbo, then we should expect that the Spencer's Creek reading should be between 120cm and 140cm
     
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  5. connells

    connells Hard Yards

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    Blame the ECL off the NSW central coast for the rising freeze level. That low is now sucking in air from the Tasman Sea so it was inevitable Thredbo Village would get liquid snow.
    The ECL spoilage was mentioned before about million pages ago!
     
  6. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    nah spencers will be closer to Perishers CP's figure IMO
    Thredbo is closer to the wind in a southerly storm, hence why it got the nukage.
    Whereas spencers it has to go over a range before it falls in that area.

    watching the cams from Thredbo yesterday I was truely amazed.
     
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  7. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    At this stage, the best scenario IMO, is for base consolidaton. It looks a lot like there will be more snow on Wed/Thu, and the end result will be a substantial frozen base with fresh snow by the weekend. This will help ensure that at least there is a good chance of a snow base in September.
     
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  8. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The thing that always makes me suspicious of Thredbo's snow depth accuracy is that they always measure their depth in increments of 5cm, except when it's less than a 5cm total.

    Anyway, this is not observations. We can take it up in BBQ if necessary.
     
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  9. Donza

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    chuck it there for sure..
     
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  10. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The snow was very heavy at Thredbo. Heavier at Dead horse gap and the heaviest on the southern side of the Ramshead. As Donza said Thredbo is at the southern end of the range. It always does better in that type of scenario.

    But i think 110cm may be stretching it a little. I measured about 25-30cm at Dead horse Gap (around 1600m) on Sunday night. The Dead Horse Gap sign was still about 30cm out of the snow. The sign was just covered yesterday yesterday afternoon. That makes it 60cm at 1600m plus whatever fell after i drove through (could be another 20cm or so). So 80cm at 1600m is probably closer to the mark.

    There's a good chance more snow fell up high - and we shouldn't forget that there was at least 10cm above 1900m on Saturday night while it was still raining down lower. So maybe 110cm isn't stretching the truth to far.

    It was relatively light snow (density wise) so it wasn't forming the best base. Certainly not what you would normally expect from a fall of that magnitude.
     
  11. main street

    main street Sun Peaks Resident

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    What's PB reporting ?
     
  12. Donza

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    55 24 hours
    + 10
    so 65 for 48 hours

    though I have on pretty good sources thats conservative
     
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  13. loweee

    loweee One of Us

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    Re: Observations 25 July - 03 August

    Yeah from the Perisher weather station over 20mm in the last 24 hours at negative temperatures indicates closer to 20cm to me.
     
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  14. Snow Blowey

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    Re: Observations 25 July - 03 August

    If you need any proof of the oragraphic effect have a look at the cams now. The sun is out at PB and it's still cloudy at thredbo - and probably the odd flake still falling. I've had similar days at Thredbo where i skied in sun, then drove 5km up the road to Dead Horse Gap where it was snowing.
     
  15. Donza

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    Re: Observations 25 July - 03 August

    Yeah SB i've had those days as well...
    I bet now it gets super sunny and warm ...hence why 6 is forecast
     
  16. DHS

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    Re: Observations 25 July - 03 August

    According to the hotham AWS 1.8mm in the last hour
     
  17. Claude Cat

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