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Saturday 18 August


Synoptic Outlook:

As I write, snow has started falling on Victorian resorts. Incase you missed the memo, a cold front is working its way over the Aussie Alps this morning. This is a nice juicy system and is backed up by a trough, so snow will continue to fall through Sunday, as does the freezing S-SW winds. We can expect 25-35cm of fresh powder to fall this weekend. WOW! Perfect for all you storm riders! A ridge starts to build later on Monday to settle things down, then a front grazes the Aussie Alps early Tuesday with a nice wee dusting of snow.


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Calling all storm riders! It’s your time to shine on a not-so-shiny weekend. There’ll be blizzard conditions, but buckets of powder to shred. Source:: Metservice (vandilised by the Grasshopper)


Saturday 18 August:

A dumping of snow this morning as the front passes through, while strong to gale NW winds change to a freezing westerly. Then we’ll have snow showers for the rest of the day. It’ll be a blizzard out there, so take care.


Sunday 19 August:

Snow showers continue as freezing gale SW winds turn to the south, brrr!


Monday 20 August:

Any remaining snow flurries clear early, but it’ll remain rather cloudy as strong southerlies ease.


Tuesday 21 August:

An early dusting of snow, then a bit of cloud will hang around for the rest of the day. Strong SW winds gradually ease.


Extended Outlook:

A ridge builds during Wednesday. From then on, things look a little uncertain, but there is a good chance a low will go for a walkabout over NSW to the north of the Aussie Alps during Friday. If we’re unlucky, the low might push in a bit of wet yucky stuff next Saturday, but it should fall as snow on upper slopes. The low should then ship off over the Tasman Sea next Sunday leaving a ridge over the Aussie Alps.


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