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With stores in, Erina, Jinadabyne and Parramatta

7:00am Monday 26 September 2016

Conditions Summary:
It is partly cloudy with moderate north-westerly winds and temperatures between 0c and -3c.

Synoptic Outlook:
It will be mostly cloudy today as a weak cold front moves in from the west. Light snow will start to fall this evening and continue overnight on and off to leave a dusting in most resorts by daybreak tomorrow - it will then be partly cloudy as a high builds in.

Wednesday will be mild and sunny with strengthening northerly winds between the high, which will slide into the Tasman, and a powerful low spinning in The Bight.

I am hopping up and down with joy that the storm forecast for the second half of the week is still on track. Thursday will be a transition day from mild nastiness to cold goodness. We can expect 15-30mm of rain and strong north-westerly winds during the morning before temperatures plummet around midday as a cold front passes through...rain will turn to snow and we should see 4-10cm through the afternoon/eve down to 1200m.

Image Of The Day:

The front forecast to give us a dusting of snow later today/overnight is hanging out west this morning. Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Monday 26 September:
Mostly cloudy. Light snow/flurries this evening and overnight will give a dusting.

Tuesday 27 September:
After a few early morning flurries it will be partly cloudy.

Wednesday 28 September:
Mild and sunny. Strengthening northerly winds.

Thursday 29 September:
Strong north-westerly winds. 15-30mm of rain during the morning. 4-10cm of snow down to 1200m in the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
The centre of the low is forecast to move through the Bass Strait on Friday. Strong westerly winds will pump in 15-25cm of snow down to about 1200m. The snow will slowly taper off on Saturday morning as the low heads into the Tasman and a high builds to the north east. For now, I’m going to stick to my storm total forecast of 20-40cm from Thursday afternoon to Saturday morning.

Closing day should be sunny and very mild with strong north-westerly winds between a deep low waaay out west and a high to the north-east. After the fresh snow forecast at the end of the week we could be making our last few runs in double digit temperatures. We certainly have a lot to get excited about!!!

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