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Snow Report Thredbo 2019 Trip Report, Conditions & Pics

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

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  1. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm expecting cold debris to fall here, don't think it will get hot. If Berridale is going to get in trouble it will be later this summer. My place had never been as neat and tidy as it is today.
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    Jindy RFS website. Station 338. Post says a couple of extra trucks will join the crew to help defend Thredbo. Teams have arrived from West Tamworth, Armidale, Narrabri and Gunnedah. Two of them stay in Jindy to react as needed. Two of them join the guys in Thredbo.

    https://www.facebook.com/FRNSW338Jindabyne/

    Lovely message on that page. Worth a read.
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    Dawesy just posted again. Clear morning with light breeze. Clearer and lighter than was expected. Three extra fire crew units are in town to help. Smoke increasing a little this afternoon. Fire 10km away - the Pilot's Lookout blaze. Better than expected thus far.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    All snow guns pumping out now on cams
     
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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jindabyne is going dark.
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    Approaching 49° at Penrith. Southerly change just hit hard at Wallagoot (near Tathra).
     
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    That ominous orange glow that we had in Canberra in 2003 is now showing on the live cameras. Let's hope Thredbo gets through this.
     
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    In Jindabyne the light is exactly the same as it was in Canberra. We can see TV pictures from 200 metres away!
     
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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ash increasing. Winds up. Visibility 500m.
     
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    Didn't know they did this sort of thing. Saving historic huts in the Victorian high country.

     
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    sastrugi Beyond the yoga zone Ski Pass: Gold

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    A friend just posted this photo of her front yard in Cooma at 5pm today :eek::eek::eek:

     
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    Dawesy is a legend. They're going ok. The sky is a bit orange, it's 36° in the pump shed, pumps are regularly shutting down as they're overheating, they're getting some 'dirty' power which is also shutting down pumps. Like most technology these days you have to turn them off and on again.
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thredbo live cams looking decidedly apocalyptic

     
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    Seems the cool change has arrived. Temperature at Thredbo top station just dropped and the humidity almost doubled. Wind direction is listed as 'calm'.

     
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    sastrugi Beyond the yoga zone Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cool change came through here (Strathbogie Ranges) around 5pm but the squally winds are horrific, it's going to be dreadful night if everywhere else gets this weather.
    Fortunately we're SW of the Euroa/Balmattum fire so out of danger (for now), even though we've heard a bit of helicopter action.
     
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    The Cams have gone multicolour

    Edit: notice that the snowguns are on down the supertrail, Meadows and the NASTAR track
     
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    Wow does not look good :eek:
     
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    Hotham is in all sorts. Surrounded to the west, east and south.

     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Light AF easterly in at Thredbo now. Smoke would be settling.
    The humidity from the easterly would be pumping into those PyroCnm
    Hence the skies.
     
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    So thredbo survived today? Was anything damaged, other than the sky?
     
  23. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those colours may be real conditions but it is also possible that the image enhancement algorithms are in meltdown trying to correct for colour balances beyond their tiny minds.
     
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    A couple of fires upwind may make things interesting in the next hours.
     
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    On mine the central spur looks black and white, not red. Weird.

     
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    The orange skies are probably real, the pink sky maybe not so much
     
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    There won't be much wind now IMO...light easterly as the trough passes while the southerly bends up the coast.
    Showers will develop.
     
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    Ash? Have seen pics of similar in Cooma.
     
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    Ash fall?
     
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    Needs a grey reference card in the image! In Photoshop if there is a known white or grey you can balance the image with that as a reference point.
     
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    There is a lot of testing that needs to go into any changes. At Landgate (WA, Satellite Remote Sensing branch that provides remote fire obs to FESA), the policy is no changes to operational services during fire season except in emergencies at the specific request of FESA. Various parameters of fire behaviour models can be set at runtime, but significant fundamental model changes are way above & beyond what can be done as a quick fix.
     
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    Some of those cams timestamps are 2hrs old. Some recent.
     
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    Colour has been changing all afternoon.
    Good to see the snow guns fired up as bushfire equipment.
    The kossie walking trail looks like snow but I guess it is ash.
    Here's hoping everything is safe and they manage to protect everything including the accommodation there.
     
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    The Cams auto turn to monochrome when it gets too dark
     
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    Despite what it says the Nastar course image is stuck around 3:30pm today.
     
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    I got out of town yesterday after our test fire, I left Jindabyne as well. Last I heard was that they are doing ok so far. Winds have dropped. Still having power is the important thing.
     
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    Thanks for the update Bato
     
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    Yeah, but I don’t expect that to last the night!
     
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    Not much wind. Vis maybe 200m. Very dark.

    Very smoky.
     
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    Snow guns pumping away.

    Seems most of the lodges were left open with the fire hoses unwound ready for quick use if need be. All the dry fuel was cleaned away. Place must look quite tidy.

     
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    Jus took a photo and no matter where I point it the sky comes out red.

     
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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    That is so spooky. :eek:
     
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    Whereabouts are you located crackson?
     
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    Nearly went to the opera house for nye.

    All seems pretty calm here for now.

    The smoke is hard on the eyes and lungs though.
     
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    One noteworthy post from the Vic fire thread. Seems the fire front went through Dinner Plain without burning anything - it was expected to gut the place. People are being allowed back into the area to fight.

    This is nuts.

     
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    Fire or lights in the Kosci Express cam above?
     
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