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With stores in, Erina, Jinadabyne and Parramatta

7:00am Friday 1 July 2016

Conditions Summary:
It is currently partly cloudy and cold with temperatures generally between -3 and -5c. Moderate south-westerly winds are making it feel more like -10c. There are light snow showers and flurries scattered across the Aussie Alps. A great way to start July.

Synoptic Outlook:
You’d be crazy not to be on the mountain today. Last night’s front came and went as expected giving us a nice little top up ready for the weekend. Amounts were generally between 10-20cm. Check out the snow reports for more detail on the state of the snow in each resort.

Any remaining snow showers this morning will slowly die out this evening as a high builds in from the west. The high will then dominate the weather over the weekend keeping it mostly settled and cold with just a few flurries at times. It’ll be perfect weather for getting out there and carving up the mountain now that new terrain is opening up. Winds will strengthen from the north-west on Monday as the high moves out over the Tasman and a weak low starts to move in from the Adelaide area.

Image Of The Day:

The high out to the west will build in over the Aussie Alps over the next couple of days. Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Friday 1 July:
Cold south-westerly winds. Partly cloudy with light snow showers or flurries. Skies clearing later this afternoon.

Saturday 2 July:
Partly cloudy. A few flurries.

Sunday 3 July:
Partly cloudy.

Monday 4 July:
Increasing cloud. Strengthening north-westerly winds could cause wind hold on exposed slopes.

Extended Outlook:
There is still a lot of uncertainty in the Extended Outlook. A cold front approaching from the south-west on Sunday could slide south of the Aussie Alps on Tuesday and Wednesday – this is what our automatic forecast is going for. The alternative is that a low will form out to the west crossing the Aussie Alps on Tuesday before heading off into the Tasman on Wednesday. I’d say our models are slightly underplaying the snow potential from this event, especially if a weak low does form. We will have to wait until tomorrows update for things to become clearer. I am interested to see how this one pans out.

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