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#1105392 - 23/05/2012 11:54 TAS: Cold changes 23rd -27th May 2012
TonyO Offline
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Registered: 08/04/2012
Posts: 51
A bit of wintery weather here for next 5 days .Raining now should get heavier as front crosses afternoon,snow to 800m and a few chilly days frid/sat.Next front looks interesting on GFS for Sat night very tight thickness gradient,100km more push North could be interesting.
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#1105396 - 23/05/2012 12:26 Re: TAS: Cold changes 23rd -27th May 2012 [Re: TonyO]
DaveM Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 21/05/2001
Posts: 10186
Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Hello Tony - nice to see you here. Keep posting - quite a few people here keep tabs on these topics re Tas. How's the farm? Snowies sneaks in here time to time. A new poster too Mountain H2o.

I heard from Kel & Andy a few days ago - now in Torres Strait Islands.

A few days back I thought you would cop heaps of snow but it's turned more into a cutoff situation and not quite as good for you as it was looking but you will syill see some for sure.

I noticed the radar this morning. That Koonya radar is miles better to look at than the airport one. Let us know whats happening, always good to get local info cheers

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#1105630 - 24/05/2012 10:45 Re: TAS: Cold changes 23rd -27th May 2012 [Re: DaveM]
davidg Offline
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Registered: 01/06/2008
Posts: 2248
Loc: Glenbrook/Penrith
Yep keep those obs coming, you need to get your brother on here DaveM to provide some running commentary from Cradle Mountain!

What sort of numbers are we looking at for the Central Tablelands (Lake St Claire etc)? Im unfamiliar with the area but looks to be a little bit dry this time around with most of the tropical moisture cut off from the cold airmass passing through tassie.

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#1105667 - 24/05/2012 13:31 Re: TAS: Cold changes 23rd -27th May 2012 [Re: davidg]
DaveM Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 21/05/2001
Posts: 10186
Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Unfortunately my source at Cradle has left there now. Popeye (from Broome) should be heading down there soon.

Derwent Bridge (near Lake St Clair is about 700m asl and often gets snow even when only forecast to about 1000. It's a cold inland plateau - good frost area. Mountains in the Lake St Clair area though get up around 1400 to 1500 odd metres. Tassies highest peak (Ossa) is about 1600 and is about 15-20km from St Clair. Mt Olympus on the shores of the lake is often snow coated as well as the Huegles, Rufus etc Rufus reputedly gets the highest average snow accumulation in Tas.

West of the middle of the state does well with precip, eastern sides much drier.

Liawenee is aobut 1000m on The Great Lake, it snows there regularly.

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