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7:00am Monday 21 August 2017

Conditions Summary:
It’s partly cloudy and we have a few snow showers about. Westerlies are strong about the tops, and the wind chill factor is keeping it feeling really cold.

Synoptic Outlook
The low pressure fizzles out over us today and I expect less than 5cm of snow on the ground. But with such cold temps it will get right down onto the lower slopes.

Things start to change tomorrow as the wind tips round to the northwest pulling in some milder air and warming things up. Noooo! A front approaching from the southwest brings some precip, first into Tas, but it slowly limps its way north and on Wednesday and Thursday a few drops may reach Vic/NSW resorts. Unfortunately, with freezing levels back up around the 1600m mark it will be a few drops of rain for lower slopes, but hopefully still snow higher up.

Image Of The Day:

Does anyone else see the face of a grasshopper in today’s pressure patterns? Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Monday 21 August:
Snow showers. 5cm of snow possible. Brisk westerlies.

Tuesday 22 August:
Partly cloudy. A few cm of snow for Tassie. Moderate westerlies.

Wednesday 23 August:
The odd flake of snow (rain on lower slopes). Moderate westerlies.

Thursday 24 August:
The odd flake of snow (rain on lower slopes). Moderate westerlies.

Extended Outlook:
After a dry day on Friday it’s much the same story for the weekend as another front limps its way over Tassie and possibly into VIc/NSW. And as far as the antenna can see this is the only story I will be telling for a while, with the high pressure keeping any fronts pushed down south.

I think the word we’re looking for here is “meh”.

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