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Australian Alps Detailed Forecast

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The Mountainwatch Detailed Forecast is provided by our resident meteorology sensei "The Grasshopper". The analysis is issued every morning and is intended to provide an additional human element to the automated forecast data provided above. Sometimes we won't agree exactly with the model data - but if we ever call something significantly different we'll do our best to explain why.

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6:50am Thursday 2 July 2015

Conditions Summary:
Another cold morning for snow making, and miracle of miracles, here comes a cold front.

Synoptic Outlook:
Here comes a cold front, promising a massive 3 to 5cm of fresh, epic powder conditions if you’re a two inch tall grasshopper.

By tonight the next high has already muscled in, and it will be strong enough to fend away a cold front on Saturday. The high will then slip into the Tasman Sea on Sunday, allowing north-westerlies to rise ahead of the next front, which is covered in the extended outlook below.

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Finally? Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Thursday 2 July:
A little snow as a cold front clips the Alps.

Friday 3 July:
Becoming fine.

Saturday 4 July:
Fine with fresh westerlies.

Sunday 5 July:
Fine with strengthening north-westerlies.

Extended Outlook:
No change from yesterday: A front on Monday/Tuesday is the one to watch, and everyone will be hanging their hopes on this, but I’m not prepared to forecast more than 5 to 10cm at this stage, with a 20% chance we could get to 20cm+.

By mid-July models are starting to indicate that the atmosphere will develop a preference for some very large slow moving low and high pressure systems about Australian latitudes. This could go very well if a low sits to our east and drives in a southerly. Or it could almost kill us off if a low sits to our west and brings warm rain.

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