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Observations Week 20 - 27 June snow making challenge

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Rat trap bindings, Jun 20, 2019.

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  1. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    ojisan Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    looks on topic? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Oh but it is....
     
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    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hobart dropped into the negatives this morning, -0.2c which is the first time in 6 years below freezing according to Weatherzone. Even Darwin got into the cold action, dropping to 12.7c - their coldest in 8 years.



     
  5. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I saw what you did... Although I'd have preferred if you'd used a smaller image...
     
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    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was down to about .7c at our place this morning.

    Old Chopps isn't far from Grove, bit higher up in the hills. Tipping his front damn would've frozen over with temps like that.
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    around 2C in Canterbury.
    Frost / ice on the main yarra trail pontoons for the ride to work.
    Didn't actually feel that cold TBH.
     
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    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    -5c and -4c in Roma, Qld over the weekend. Made it to about 20c during the day according to my source.
     
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    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just over zero near Emerald this morning. Heavy frosts in the paddocks driving to Macclesfield. Coldstream were -1.5c at 7am. Beautiful sunshine now almost 10c.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Team Bears survived the cold start..now sunny and almost warm .Still ..some high cloud. Speckled and laminate cirrus....and maybe some stratocumulus too! Looks pretty settled .
    A nice arvo!
     
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    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure is, up to 16 in Melbourne town. Cracker of a sunrise as well this morning, some beautiful colours on display
     
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    Nightskywatcher One of Us

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    Perisher is about to hit the Excelerator.
     
  13. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its certainly a touch of...
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unbelievable amount of snow made there. I wonder if they run the groomer over it in anticipation of rain??
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Put the covers on like the cricket ?o_O
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've always wondered about that. Oh and refrigerating the ground under the covers :)
     
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    AiguilleRouge Hard Yards

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    Bit of a lurker on these predictions/observations threads... I think you are right there Nidecker. they pack it down ungroomed so it freezes over while its still cold next few days and helps then loose less to sun/rain the days follow. A little rain can help a snowpack as long as there is snow straight after it... after such a long cold period rain makes the top layer 'sticky' and so the new snow falls it stops the slip layer of death and that terrible skiing of soft fluffy followed by ice patches as the weight of new snow builds.. note I say a little. 12 hours or more of rain and a NW wind and the hair dryer effect starts. not a sexy subject but lets hope that doesn't happen!
     
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    No.
    A whale withstands rain better than the snow pushed out.
     
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    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Much better
     
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    Moist in Brisbogan this morning. :emoji_cloud_rain:
     
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    3 mornings in a row with frozen pipes. -5, -4, -3. I've getting rather bored with this, and rather stinky too.
     
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    Rat trap bindings Addicted Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    As the snowmaking week is near end, I thought I might do a video grab of an amazing scene from Blue Cow this morning..
     
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    Shower at night?
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I did - I showered on Monday night. I'll shower again tonight.
     
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