Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 11 Dec, 2015 5:59 pm

Snow is currently falling and settling on Cradle Mountain. Hopefully it will be nice and white in the morning.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 12 Dec, 2015 10:56 am

Cradle looks good today with a touch of white, almost down the car park.
Also snow on the Western Tiers and Central Plateau
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-12/s ... ns/7023258
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby corvus » Sat 12 Dec, 2015 7:23 pm

Saw big patches of Snow on the Western Tiers today :shock: roll on summer :lol:
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby wildlight » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 7:31 pm

Had light snow on my tarp @ Fergies Paddock, Lake St Clair. Spent 2 weeks there. The main gutser of the outbreak hit around 1320 on Friday 11th December. It was like a jet flying over at low altitude. Wind was very loud.

The colder air moved through overnight into Saturday morning. At lunch time Saturday, snow was still sitting around 80 meters higher than Lake St Clair in the surrounding hills.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby north-north-west » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 8:43 pm

Hail and then snow for two days in the SW. Marvellous, even if it did make for some nervous walking conditions on the way out.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby BAZZOOK » Fri 18 Dec, 2015 9:11 am

10/12/2015 the ranger at Kia Ora advised a bushwalk alert had been declared and no-one was allowed to leave Ronny Creek. Got to Windy Ridge 11th and light snow started and got heavier over night.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 18 Dec, 2015 7:35 pm

Thanks BAZZOOK
Photos look cool
The surroundings look totally different with a touch of white.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 16 Feb, 2016 9:38 am

Radio reports today said Snow fell overnight and settled on the higher peaks.
It's cold on the coast today.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Hermione » Tue 16 Feb, 2016 9:48 am

BOM says snow above 1300m, how delightful, wish I was there!. So much nicer than the 40 degree day we are supposed to be having here in Perth!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 16 Feb, 2016 11:14 am

From ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-16/s ... es/7170776

Snow surprise for Tasmanians after a summer of weather extremes
Fires, flood and now snow: Tasmania has had a summer of weather extremes.

After weeks of warm and dry weather, there has been a sprinkling of snow in Tasmania's Great Lakes district and on Hobart's Mount Wellington.

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PHOTO: A light dusting of snow in the Great Lake Hotel car park. (Supplied: Kaylee Hattinger)
The temperature dipped to zero at Liawenee in the Central Highlands overnight, with light rain turning to snow early this morning.

Kaylee Hattinger at the Great Lakes Hotel said it started snowing there about 6:00am, but it quickly melted away.

"It covered the cars, it was enough to go 'oh, snow!'," she said.

"But it's very fine, but more than hail, and fluttering down.

"I get really excited with snow, even in winter. But in summer it's even more special, I think."

Mrs Hattinger said snow had been forecast down to 1,100 metres so it wasn't a complete surprise.

"I had been keeping an ear out for it," she said.

"How we know is it gets really quiet, so at about 5:40 this morning it got really quiet and I stuck my nose out and it was snowing."

She said many guests at the hotel missed the wintery display with the snow melting as the sun came up.

"I did feel like going and knocking at the door saying 'oh look, snow!'," she said.


GIF: Summer snow at Great Lake
The Great Lakes District bore the brunt of snowfall during one of Tasmania's coldest winters in decades in 2015.

The snow has been spurred by a cold front moving across the state.

While it is not uncommon to see summer snow in parts of Tasmania the Bureau of Meteorology is not expecting any further flutters.

"We've seen the cold front move well away to the east now over the Tasman sea," forecaster Debbie Tabor told 936 ABC Hobart.

"We're left with this south-westerly air stream for the rest of today and tomorrow, easing right off late tomorrow and into Thursday.

"We'll see a cold day in the south today and cool in the north — a little bit different, flushing out that heat and humidity."
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 03 May, 2016 9:11 pm

Snow has been falling for the past 4 hours and settled on the ground at the Great Lake Hotel. (Facebook)
No reports from Cradle, but one would Imagine that the mountains will be white in the morning.
Currently 0° at Liawenee.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby tassie kate » Tue 03 May, 2016 10:06 pm

This was taken early afternoon by Cam Blake Photography on facebook
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Giddy_up » Wed 04 May, 2016 8:47 am

Any reports this morning on the snow?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 04 May, 2016 11:24 am

The Dove Lake webcam is still US and has been since 6:44:53 PM 30/04/2016.

Looking at the anglers alliance Great Lake webcam & the Hotel Facebook page photos I would say 3 to 5 inches of snow settled. The road is currently 4x4 only.
Mercury website shows Mt Wellington covered in white.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-04/s ... ia/7382082

Looking forward to someone from Cradle having an imput.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Giddy_up » Wed 04 May, 2016 12:23 pm

Hi OLM, tried Dove Lake and I get a black screen! Could be problem in my end though. Will check the others out :)

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby waif » Wed 04 May, 2016 2:25 pm

Snow to 800m on west coast ranges this morning, looked pretty nice but reckon it has mostly melted out already to at least 1000m
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby cams » Wed 04 May, 2016 5:35 pm

My photos from this morning looking across to Mt Wellington. Snow down to at least The Springs from photos I saw online. Didn't take long for it to start melting off quickly though.

Taken from my verandah.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby devoswitch » Wed 04 May, 2016 7:04 pm

Great pic! I was lucky enough to wag work and headed up the zig zag track and back down the ice house track today. Was lovely, however very windy up on the plateau!
Very light dusting at springs probably 6 inches up top.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 10 May, 2016 7:07 pm

Snow started settling at Great Lake Hotel around 2:20PM this afternoon. (Hotel Facebook page)
With more cold fronts coming through till Friday, snow will cover the mountains down to 700 metres.
Looking forward to further reports.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 11 May, 2016 12:14 pm

From the Advocate

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/390 ... tos/?cs=87

From ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-11/s ... es/7404186


Not sure why both reports say this is our first snowfall as it is our 3rd for the year.

Reporters must have been asleep for the other 2.
Currently just under the snow line at Meander it's fairly cold and wet
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 23 May, 2016 5:18 pm

Currently snowing up at Cradle and the Central Plateau.
Forecast down to 800 metres over night, should be white tomorrow.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Giddy_up » Mon 23 May, 2016 7:43 pm

Wish it would hurry up and make its way to the main range!!!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 11 Jun, 2016 8:10 am

As predicted Cradle Area & Central Plateau are covered in a blanket of white this morning.
Currently-2°at Liawenee.
Keep Warm, Drive Safe
Check Tasmania Police Road Closures before venturing up to higher ground.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-1 ... ds/7502328
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 22 Jun, 2016 5:40 pm

Snow has settled at the Great Lake Hotel since mid afternoon.
The plateau and overland track will be white in the morning.


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Snow affected roads – 22/06/2016
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 7:35 pm.

Highland Lakes Road between Breona and the Liffey Falls turnoff is accessible only to 4WD vehicles due to snow.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 9:18 am

Overnight Cradle had more rain than snow.
The snow line this morning was above Marion's lookout.
Also no further falls on the Central Plateau
May be a different story tonight.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby MountainMadness » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 2:37 pm

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 5:40 pm

Thanks M M for the screen shot.
I Wonder if the 2 wheel drives got out?
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Snow affected roads – Updated Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 6:35 pm

Belvoir Rd Cradle Mountain 4WD only

Highland Lakes Road between Breona and the Liffey Falls turnoff is accessible only to 4WD vehicles due to snow.

Highland Lakes Road between Golden Valley and the Steppes 4WD only

Marlborough Rd Lyell Highway to Highland Lakes Rd 4WD only

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby CasualNerd » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 9:51 pm

We just drove out from lake St Clair and the road through the highlands is getting a very good blanket, I feel like we were lucky to get out when we did !

We saw at least three trucks stranded between the lakes and poatina.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 24 Jun, 2016 8:31 am

Nice and white at Dove Lake this morning.
One 2wd trapped in the car park.
Central Plateau is frozen.
Even a dusting on Mt Roland.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 10:57 am

A dusting of snow overnight settling just above Dove Lake.
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