Snow chase OP 9/10 of June 2021

Humphrey

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Hi Guys
We will be up at the OP on these dates,
We will be in a white high top Troopy.
Say hello if you see us
Take care as it could be dangerous
Cheers
 
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Sir Surfalot

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Also for anyone planning on driving that way it would be worth checking if the Jenolan Caves Rd (from near Hartley to the caves) is in fact open. Last I heard it was indefinitely closed after the washaways with the flooding earlier this year - I think the damage is in the lower altitude narrow winding part rather than the first part with the pine trees where you would be snow chasing but I don’t know where the closure point is.
 
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tastim

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Also for anyone planning on driving that way it would be worth checking if the Jenolan Caves Rd (from near Hartley to the caves) is in fact open. Last I heard it was indefinitely closed after the washaways with the flooding earlier this year - I think the damage is in the lower altitude narrow winding part rather than the first part with the pine trees where you would be snow chasing but I don’t know where the closure point is.
Its close from the turn off to oberon.
 
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tastim

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Hampton is a single line with stop, go lights, could be heavy traffic so take care
 

tastim

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Media will hype this one up. Thank god it's a mid-week event or the crowds would make the roads chaos.

In saying that, it'll probably be chaos anyway.
Town is already getting ready. Lol extra food has been brought in due to running out last year
 
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Legs Akimbo

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Also for anyone planning on driving that way it would be worth checking if the Jenolan Caves Rd (from near Hartley to the caves) is in fact open. Last I heard it was indefinitely closed after the washaways with the flooding earlier this year - I think the damage is in the lower altitude narrow winding part rather than the first part with the pine trees where you would be snow chasing but I don’t know where the closure point is.
Jenolan Caves Rd at Jenolan is closed. You can get in via Oberon.
 

SnowBound

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Pics from August 2020 chase to build the froth ;).

Expect a similar outcome IMO
 
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tastim

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I can only wish
 

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Humphrey

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Three things you need to do for a decent snow chase
1 Get up there early
2 Have accommodation
3 Have a good vehicle
It’s also good to have food , blankets,etc in case you get caught out there .
Experience is a great thing as well.
I have 35 plus years experience BUT you still need to be extremely careful as it can be very dangerous !
 
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Billy_Buttons

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1900: The Extraordinary Snowstorm (JULY 3-7)


Yes folks we’re really throwing it this far back… 118 years ago, the heaviest snowfall that ever occurred outside of the Snowy Mountains reaped nothing short of absolute havoc, to a country not even federated.


(Check out the other NSW non-alpine snowfall events from 1808 to 2017)


While there’s little information on how much snow fell in the actual Snowy Mountains during this time – four feet being commonly cited – (I’d hazard a guess to say, a lot), some 50-100 centimetres of snow fell around Bathurst and the Blue Mountains, with lesser amounts further reaching.




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Pharmacist Henry Cheeseman shovelling snow at the rear of his shop in Bathurst in the year 1900.
In the town of Blayney, snow began falling at around 5am and by midday there was 40 centimetres on the ground. By 5pm, 68 centimetres was measured in the main street.

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A screenshot from the BOM’s report on the Snow depths resulting from the storm on 5 July 1900. Image:: BOM
The Bureau of Meteorology’s records describe the event:





“Exceptional snowfalls were reported over the central districts of NSW. Record falls in the central tablelands resulted in blocked railways and extensive damage to buildings. Snow even fell on the Central Western Plains giving the only snowfalls on record for some locations. Data from that time is sparse but an attempt is made to describe the synoptic situation which caused such a unique event. One of the main contributing factors was a deepening low which moved across the state and gave a mechanism for heavy precipitation. This was enhanced over the Central Districts by orographic lifting generated by upslope winds. It is thought that an extreme ‘cold pool’ was advected in to the circulation around the low, providing the means for precipitation to fall as snow.”

Accounts from the time* described it as:





“A phenomenal snowstorm, in some instances the experience unprecedented, in which all the higher parts from the northern to the southern boundary of the State participated.”
“In places snow 8 feet deep on rails [railway tracks]”
– Russell 1903

 

tastim

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Flip a coin for snow, glad there is guys here that can read the charts. All I know is it's going to be bloody freezing when I'm on night shift from tomorrow night till Friday morning.
 
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warrie

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That Forbes number is incredible and family in Parkes for the last 50 years or so have only ever seen a couple of flurries that didn't settle. Makes me think about snow in that 200-400m region in NSW - has been exceedingly rare. Having said that, Tumut surprised us in 2019 (305m elevation).

Khancoban had best fall in 27 yrs on 10th June. Pix on WZ show it across the valley of the Swampy Plain river. AHD just below the Pondage is 280 m. Min temp exactly 0.0 degrees. WZ Weatherpulse Ep 713 covers it.
 
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