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Snow season false start

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Created by Harrow 2 months ago, 12 Jun 2018
Harrow
NSW, 2293 posts
12 Jun 2018 10:25PM
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The NSW ski season officially started this weekend. Mt P not looking so great today.

Mark _australia
WA, 17973 posts
12 Jun 2018 9:22PM
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What is snow?

And that is a pic of Adventure World in WA, is it not...?

Subsonic
WA, 1286 posts
12 Jun 2018 9:27PM
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Mark _australia said..
What is snow?

And that is a pic of Adventure World in WA, is it not...?



Snow? As in snow peas? Must be a photo of a snow pea plantation.

FormulaNova
NSW, 7159 posts
13 Jun 2018 7:20AM
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It had better kick in. I have a season pass. If not, I will have to go to Canada or Japan in our summer and console myself!

Last season was fantastic. I don't recall what it was like early on, but towards the end it was great.

The season before I only realised that the snow was great too late in the season and only got two or three weekends out of it.

musorianin
QLD, 166 posts
13 Jun 2018 12:45PM
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Mods should move this topic to "top jokes" thread (as in Australian ski season)

shi thouse
WA, 680 posts
13 Jun 2018 1:40PM
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Sweeeeet...still quality mountain biking sessions then!!

sotired
WA, 525 posts
13 Jun 2018 2:18PM
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Its still really early in the season, the first week, and an early one at that.

But according to SMH there is hope for this weekend... unless you hate cold weather:

"This one will bring temperatures potentially not seen for two years and at the very least we'll have one of the colder outbreaks we've seen this winter, it'll be very cold.
"The various cold fronts will bring rain across southern parts of South Australia and Victoria as well as Tasmania; on the weekend that could lead to flash flooding in southern and south eastern Tasmania.
Mr Meyers said the snow line could drop to 1200m or lower with substantial falls from Friday onwards. The ski fields, such as Thredbo and Perisher, could see lows of -6C on the weekend and snow falls of 20-50mm for four days in a row.
"There is going to be snowfall and it's going to be heavy, potentially as much as a metre," he said."It's getting cold enough (for the snow) to spread into NSW and maybe even the Central Tablelands could get snow on Sunday morning. It's going to be a very cold weekend ahead."

Richoa
NSW, 398 posts
13 Jun 2018 4:34PM
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sotired said..
Its still really early in the season, the first week, and an early one at that.

But according to SMH there is hope for this weekend... unless you hate cold weather:

"This one will bring temperatures potentially not seen for two years and at the very least we'll have one of the colder outbreaks we've seen this winter, it'll be very cold.
"The various cold fronts will bring rain across southern parts of South Australia and Victoria as well as Tasmania; on the weekend that could lead to flash flooding in southern and south eastern Tasmania.
Mr Meyers said the snow line could drop to 1200m or lower with substantial falls from Friday onwards. The ski fields, such as Thredbo and Perisher, could see lows of -6C on the weekend and snow falls of 20-50mm for four days in a row.
"There is going to be snowfall and it's going to be heavy, potentially as much as a metre," he said."It's getting cold enough (for the snow) to spread into NSW and maybe even the Central Tablelands could get snow on Sunday morning. It's going to be a very cold weekend ahead."


No hope for this weekend unless you want to ski rocks in a white out with one lift operating. The week end after might be worth a week ender if they get the forecast 60+. with no rain. Might even get a few lifts open if a good dump.

Not this week end tho!

Spotty
1137 posts
15 Jun 2018 6:31AM
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Don't worry they will probably pumping the skies above the snowy with chemicals so you can have your snow, it will be fine if the clouds get their silver lining.



www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-02/what-is-cloud-seeding-and-how-does-it-work/9478282
www.smh.com.au/technology/concerns-persist-over-longterm-impact-of-cloud-seeding-in-kosciuszko-20150303-13tj6c.html

www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/11/09/3060615.htm

file:///C:/Users/hispots/Downloads/Cloud+Seeding+Review+2010.pdf
The information reported in Snowy Hydro?s 2009 SPERP report indicates that the average levels of silver iodide and indium trioxide measured in the soil, sediment and potable water samples have been below the relevant GTV in every year of the trial to date. While a GTV for moss samples has not been identified, concentrations of both chemicals in moss samples have been consistently low over all years of the trial. The quality control measures applied to the sampling and chemical analyses provide confidence that average levels of these chemicals are below relevant GTVs. The general indications are that silver iodide and indium trioxide are not accumulating in the areas being sampled.

www.snowyhydro.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CSP2014OperationsReport.pdf

www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/all-eyes-on-clouds-with-silver-lining-20120722-22ijc.html

www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/19830C58CB1641F69ADB1961EF3A30F8.ashx

Harrow
NSW, 2293 posts
15 Jun 2018 10:48AM
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Three days later.





FormulaNova
NSW, 7159 posts
15 Jun 2018 5:00PM
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Harrow said..
Three days later.






I thought you were joking until I took a look at the cams myself. Obviously the base can't be much, but its a start!




Edit: That's incredible. Literally 3 days ago you could see grass almost everywhere, and now its got some cover. Lets hope it hangs around and then gets better.

Harrow
NSW, 2293 posts
15 Jun 2018 5:42PM
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FormulaNova said..

I thought you were joking until I took a look at the cams myself. Obviously the base can't be much, but its a start!

I never joke. In fact, I'm the most serious guy that I know - my avatar should tell you that.

FormulaNova
NSW, 7159 posts
15 Jun 2018 6:37PM
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Harrow said..


FormulaNova said..

I thought you were joking until I took a look at the cams myself. Obviously the base can't be much, but its a start!



I never joke. In fact, I'm the most serious guy that I know - my avatar should tell you that.



I thought so. I never like to make fun of people with tongue deformities, so I didn't say anything.

Hopefully this snow keeps falling and then clears up perfectly in time for a mid week trip.

AUS1111
WA, 3024 posts
15 Jun 2018 4:57PM
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sotired said..
.... Perisher, could see lows of -6C on the weekend and snow falls of 20-50mm for four days in a row.



Is Australia the only country that measures snowfall in mm?

Pitbull
WA, 1240 posts
15 Jun 2018 7:10PM
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1/16th of an inch wouldn't get too many people exited.

Adriano
8861 posts
15 Jun 2018 9:32PM
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AUS1111 said..Is Australia the only country that measures snowfall in mm?

No Scotland and Tasmania do too.

FormulaNova
NSW, 7159 posts
16 Jun 2018 8:02AM
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Pitbull said..
1/16th of an inch wouldn't get too many people exited.


You would think wouldn't you:

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-02/locals-and-tourists-enjoy-bluff-knoll-snow/8671408

nicephotog
NSW, 160 posts
2 Jul 2018 4:40PM
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Only way to ski

"Tundra2" landing on snow and car racing past behind it

www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DXt2v0D****0w


What's your problem?

rockmagnet
QLD, 1045 posts
2 Jul 2018 5:06PM
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Here's the thing. I live on the Gold Coast in sunny Qld and I don't ski. I love being warm and walking on the beach in my boardies as I did today and just loving the warm sunny day. Gotta love it when I watch the evening news and am told more warm weather on the way and life is as it should be.
Here's what I hate. The evening news telling me that record snow has fallen down south and the snow fields are pumping and everyone's skiing and whatnot. And I think to myself here come the cold southerlies and forcing me to drag out my steamer as the water temp had dropped to 22deg. as it did a couple of weeks ago.
But praise be , the snow melted, the southerlies stopped and life returned to normal. I've still kept the steamer out as the water temp has dropped to a chilly 21deg. but hey, thats life.

nicephotog
NSW, 160 posts
6 Jul 2018 9:09PM
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Want to know about snow in QLD?
www.brisbanekids.com.au/where-is-the-closest-snow-to-brisbane/

The following ATSB aircraft icing incident document is dated "mid summer" and around 500km from Cairns where the temperature is never below 25 Celsius
www.atsb.gov.au/media/1361181/aair200500860_001.pdf

FormulaNova
NSW, 7159 posts
6 Jul 2018 9:20PM
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Harrow said..
The NSW ski season officially started this weekend. Mt P not looking so great today.



I just got back on Wednesday from a week skiing at Perisher. It was awesome with excellent cover for this early in the season.

If it keeps up like this with the ocassional storm, its going to be a great year!



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