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#1134647 - 22/10/2012 09:40 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: HumphreyBear]
avalon Offline
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nice vid blizz, the snow we had fell in big flakes and gently like that too. No wind. Dead calm. Totally gorgeous. Gee, Death Adders! I jumped over the top of them, was lucky to spot em in time. About 5km out on the neck with no coverage and about an hour of daylight left. love that Narrow Neck but will be very careful nxt time. btw, my fave pic on this thread is hibernaculums snowy Hartley and Mt York. How long since that area had snow? I ve never seen any down there.


Edited by avalon (22/10/2012 09:42)

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#1134689 - 22/10/2012 12:11 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: avalon]
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Originally Posted By: avalon
poor dog, one of the cattle dogs on the farm here at work died from a snake bite last summer. Off topic but i was wondering Aslaws, do you know what the little fat grey snakes would be out on Narrow Neck? I went for a run to the end of the neck recently and nearly stepped on two of these little snakes that were basking on the road. Was scary.


as Blizz said they sound like Death Adders
Get out on Narrow Neck on the bike 3-4 times a month.
I have only ever seen Copperheads (dark blue/black on top & light coloured underneath) or a huge Diamond Python that lives on the southern side of Bushwalkers Hill - he is a beauty.
I only have one advice regarding snakes - don't EVER get bitten by one of those things - we might have choppers / antivenom / ICUs in hospitals but the damage is rapid & can be lasting.

P.S. worst thing about Death Adders is that they stay still and therefore are easy to tread on - most other snakes get out of your way.


Edited by aslaws (22/10/2012 12:13)

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#1134726 - 22/10/2012 13:28 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: aslaws]
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these two were about 200 m apart on the road. They didnt move but i certainly did. I i once read that Death Adders died out in the BM and Burragorang after rabbits arrived on the scene. Apparently they attempted to eat rabbits but they were too big and got stuck in their gobs! Maybe Narrow Neck was rabbit free and the adders survived. Would be a bit of a coincidence and quite amusing if a small throated snake survived in a place called Narrow Neck poke ive only ever seen copperheads around katoomba and blacks along the Cox. I didnt know what these werd. Thanks Aslaws n Blizz. Back on topic now, apologies!

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#1134970 - 23/10/2012 00:13 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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Originally Posted By: PeterDuke
Good work Aslaws, that is good that its also got the calibration functions like the VP2.
So now you should have a few more zero or less degree observations than you thought you did, what are your lowest and highest temps now for 2011, 2012?.
Drew needs to do the same.
Now it turns out that some of our mean temps have in fact been identical previously when I thought I was 0.3 colder.


Finally an answer Lone Wolf
2011 - high = 35.3c 31/1 , low = -2.0c 31/7
2012 so far - high = 30.2c 3/1, low = -1.9c 1/9

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#1134994 - 23/10/2012 07:59 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: aslaws]
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Cheers Aslaws, interesting how much cooler it was here on your hottest day, only 31.8 here. But you do have some nice cool frosts around those cliffs at times. Good luck with the job, those snakes are a pain especially when they sleep and do not hear you coming.

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#1135132 - 23/10/2012 16:48 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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My friends out at Curraweela sent through a couple of photos of the fall there which I have copied below. These were at about 07:30 (Friday).



I recall suggesting that a shot of the weather station would have been great and they obliged. This shot was taken at around midday and also shows the extent of melt up to that time.


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#1135197 - 23/10/2012 19:53 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: Andrew Miskelly]
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Sorry for the delay, had a lot going on since this insane event!

finally started getting some photos online!

Part 1 below

FB - Photos part 1

I've also put a few (very basic but you get the drift!) vid's on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31L25QTkuzE

More to come!

Andrew


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#1135265 - 24/10/2012 09:03 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: anewts]
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More great images the 2 Andrews. Certainly if we measure the event in enthusiasm re photo/video quantity posted here - have to say even by that measure it was a very memorable event. smile

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#1135286 - 24/10/2012 12:06 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: DaveM]
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Yeah, I think it is perhaps the most videoed and photographed significant snow event in Blue Mountains history. This tech advanced era has been waiting for a very good snow event. May 2000 was great but not as many folk had video cams (and no YouTube) and hardly anyone had a phone video/cam of any quality.

A lot of smartphones these days have HD video (1080p) and 8mp or better cameras, so snow events and storm events will be well recorded now. Happy days for all of the youngsters in 2040, when they look back at our events. They'll be saying, 'Man, they had it good back then.' wink


Edited by Blizzard (24/10/2012 12:11)
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#1135367 - 24/10/2012 18:05 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: Blizzard]
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Nice stuff Newts. Good to see a few people made it out to Old Faithful.

In addition to the proliferation of photo-taking devices, it was a pretty widespread event (perhaps unusually so for an ECL). To think that there was unusually deep cover continuously from SE of Canberra to Braidwood to Goulburn to Crookwell to Taralga to Oberon to the Blue Mountains to Lithgow and probably to the SW Wollemi area, and then along the northern ranges means it affected a lot of people.

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#1135378 - 24/10/2012 19:10 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: anewts]
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Originally Posted By: anewts
Part 1 below
FB - Photos part 1


I cannot view any of those photo's though because they are on facebook which does not let you see anything unless you join which I refuse.

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#1135763 - 26/10/2012 22:45 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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Nothing better than some serious pumpin' music & my 226 photos of the October 12 event on slideshow. If it was actually possible, I love the Blue Mountains more than I did before - no it is not possible - that much love is a bit strange!
I have had this conversation with Southerly Buster. Get out onto Bonum Pic west on Mittagong - that is one truly spectacular ridge.

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#1135794 - 27/10/2012 11:02 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: aslaws]
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Aslaws - what is Bonum Pic West? Sounds intrigueing.

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#1135827 - 27/10/2012 14:49 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: DaveM]
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Well, I've never been there, but here's a link to a video of the place. Save you a trip out there!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfH2rud8gk
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#1135861 - 27/10/2012 16:51 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
Aslaws - what is Bonum Pic West? Sounds intrigueing.


I meant to write Bonum Pic which is west of Mittagong. It is a ridge in the Nattai National Park that extends out into the Southern BM wilderness. A spectacular open rocky outcrop/pagoda walk with amazing views.
Bit hard to find info on this area - maybe the parks office at Picton would be the best bet. A mate took me there earlier this year.

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#1136106 - 29/10/2012 09:06 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: aslaws]
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Thanks for the heads up, I always like to learn of interesting places. Possibly I was not far from it once (although lower elevation) on my walk from Kanangra to Mittagong a "few" years ago. Snow for us - about to check your link - cheers.

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#1136109 - 29/10/2012 09:15 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: DaveM]
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Good clip there, It must be near the Wanganderry Range which runs between the Wollondilly & Nattai River valleys. We climbed up and over the Wanganderries to switch valleys on our way to Mittagong, scenery is almost identical to my recollection of that area. Extremely scenic area not too far from the back of Lake Burragorang, Yerranderie etc.

OK checked the maps - BP basically (sorta kinda) around the southern end of the Wanganderry Ranges. We had good fun scrambling up and over the W's cliff lines with big packs on. smile


Edited by DaveM (29/10/2012 09:20)

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#1136114 - 29/10/2012 09:40 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: DaveM]
DaveM Offline
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Have found some photos on Google earth of Bonnum Pic FROM the Wollondilly valley and I remember seeing that before. Also some photos of the Wanganderry Range as well at the same position.

Aslaws - glad you brought it up. smile

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#1136395 - 29/10/2012 23:41 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
Have found some photos on Google earth of Bonnum Pic FROM the Wollondilly valley and I remember seeing that before. Also some photos of the Wanganderry Range as well at the same position.

Aslaws - glad you brought it up. smile


no worries Dave M - great spot.

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#1137344 - 02/11/2012 21:15 Re: Cold weather 10th-13th October, ST snow and maybe CT snow. [Re: aslaws]
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Just doing my usual CT / Southern Highlands figures for October & I hadn't realized how close the Southern Highlands had come to an epic snowfall on October 12.
Bowral down to 0.4c with 29mm over Friday the 12th & Moss Vale down to 0.4c also & close to 28mm.
All that at 680-690m elevation.
What a cracking part of the world. Wonder whether any of the higher streets in Bundanoon above 700m had any settling - 20-30m elevation difference can count under those conditions.
No wonder Floody & the others down there felt a little bit jipped.
I wonder whether Kangaloon at around 800m faired any better. I don't remember Jane or Jenny (sorry about my memory re names) posted during the event but I think she is located near Kangaloon in a relatively elevated location.
What else can be said, October 12, 6 inches - restores your faith somewhat - akin to one large gambling win amongst a lifetime of losses!


Edited by aslaws (02/11/2012 21:16)

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