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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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7:00am Thursday 3 September 2015

Conditions Summary:
It rained last night in VIC with a couple of centimeters of wet snow falling on the highest ground. NSW did better with 5-10 cm above 1700m. The snow showers are still going in NSW this morning and getting down to lower levels. It is cloudy with a bit of fog in places in VIC. Watch out for the wind, it is much stronger up top!

Synoptic Outlook:
Snow showers will continue in NSW this morning before clearing this afternoon as a high builds in from the west. The strong high must have been pumping iron as it will keep control from tomorrow through to Sunday. Spring has well and truly sprung. Some of the lower altitude resorts with less snow cover will start to suffer. It will be mostly fine. Temperatures will climb above freezing during the day and fall a few degrees below at night. This will keep the snowmaking team busy. Winds will strengthen from the north-west on Sunday afternoon as a low approaches from the west...


The low currently over the Aussie Alps will move out into the Tasman. The fat high out west will dominate the scene for the next few days.:: Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Thursday 3 September:
5-10 cm of wet snow will above 1600m in NSW this morning before clearing this afternoon. Partly cloudy in VIC. Strong southerlies will make wind hold likely at times.

Friday 4 September:
Mostly fine.

Saturday 5 September:
Mostly fine.

Sunday 6 September:
Mostly fine. North-westerlies will strengthen through the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
We get a crack at some snow on Monday and Tuesday next week as a weak low passes over Tasmania pushing in colder air from the west. It looks like we will get between 2-8 cm down to 1400m. It'll freshen up the slopes a bit. The high will then build back in on the 9th and hang around until the 12/13th when we will get another shot at some snow from the south-west.

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