Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby CasualNerd » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 8:43 pm

Overlandman wrote:A dusting of snow overnight settling just above Dove Lake.
Regards OLM

Are you based in the area ? I couldn't see anything on the cam this afternoon, as thinking about heading up tomorrow, especially if there's any snow. Might even get a few reasonable days of weather.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 8:30 pm

Interesting few days ahead.
There is a current bushwalkers alert for the central, west & south of the state.
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From the Mercury

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... 237c9df02a

Tasmania Weather Watch says the state could witness a historical snow event on Wednesday with snow possible to sea level in some southern and western parts.

Forty centimetres of snow is forecast for Cradle Mountain and Central Lakes while the Greater Hobart region is expected to be surrounded by snow with falls in high-level suburbs such as Mount Stuart, West Hobart and Mount Nelson.

Some snow may be possible around Brighton and New Norfolk as well.

Snow is also likely to get very close to the coast in the north.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 12 Jul, 2016 12:30 pm

Snow is starting to settle on the ground around the Great Lake Hotel (Facebook)
And the higher peaks on the Western Tiers & Central Plateau.
Fairly wild on the coast, strong winds, heavy rain.
Trees down & rivers starting to flood again.
Drive Safe. Keep Warm.

2:30PM update.
Snow is settling at the Dove Lake car park & the police rescue vehicles are still parked in front of the webcam.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby north-north-west » Tue 12 Jul, 2016 3:49 pm

Overlandman wrote:... the Dove Lake car park & the police rescue vehicles are still parked in front of the webcam.

There's a story here I really want to hear.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 12 Jul, 2016 4:17 pm

north-north-west wrote:
Overlandman wrote:... the Dove Lake car park & the police rescue vehicles are still parked in front of the webcam.

There's a story here I really want to hear.


It's probably this one: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-12/b ... ection=tas

She's very lucky. Not a good time to be lost out there!!!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby north-north-west » Tue 12 Jul, 2016 4:55 pm

Yeah, just been reading about that. Not at all pleasant, and one hell of a change from the NT.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 13 Jul, 2016 8:22 am

A huge dump overnight & it is still snowing.
Hopefully the ice will clear from the Dove Lake webcam.

Snow is covering the Dial ranges here at Ulverstone.
Snow flurries at sea level as I drove past Penguin.

There are many road closures, there will be further updates during the day.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/alerts/roa ... y-1100hrs/
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Thu 14 Jul, 2016 8:36 am

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Fair dumping in the car park this morning...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Peaksnik » Mon 18 Jul, 2016 10:43 pm

From Pelion Hut, Wednesday 13 July:

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby MountainMadness » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 2:26 pm

eeek - tis late July..........

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 1:37 pm

Thanks Peaksnik for the photo above and more in your report.
Sounds like you had an interesting walk.

As predicted by M M's post another good dump of snow overnight & continues as I type.
Dove lake webcam is iced over, and the road is closed.

From Tas Police

Dove Lake Rd, Cradle Mountain – between Ranger station and Dove Lake – CLOSED

Highland Lakes Rd, Bothwell to Golden Valley – CLOSED

Belvoir Rd, Murchison Hwy to Cradle Mountain Rd – heavy snow, clearing started – 4wd access only until completed

Cradle Mountain Rd, Moina to Cradle Mountain – heavy snow, clearing started – 4wd access only until completed

Murchison Highway, Mt Black - 4WD only

Murchison Highway, North of Tullah to Fingerpost – 4WD only

Highland Lakes Rd, Bothwell to Miena – heavy snow – 4wd access only

Highland Lakes Rd, Golden Valley to Breona, blizzard conditions and heavy snow, snowplough in area – 4wd access only until completed

Lyell Hwy, Derwent Bridge to Queenstown – heavy snow in various locations, clearing commenced – 4wd access only until completed

Poatina Rd – heavy snow, clearing started – 4wd access only until completed


Regards OLM
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby FootTrack » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 1:48 pm

Keep up the good work with all the posts you do, Overlandman. It's a very valuable and useful set of archives having all that information congregated in the one place like this.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 9:43 am

Thanks FootTrack.

The webcam is clear this morning.
One two wheel drive stuck in the car park.
And one vehicle track (Parks) checking the road out I guess.

Drive safe. Keep warm
OLM
Edit. Dove Lake Rd is open. 10:00AM

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=28485
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby MountainMadness » Tue 26 Jul, 2016 12:20 pm

Not sure its open now! 8)

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 26 Jul, 2016 9:07 pm

Thanks for the screen shot MM
The Dove Lake Rd was closed all day.
I spent the morning at Waratah, Tullah & Rosebery.
The snow was thickest between the Finger Post & Cradle turnoff (Murchison Highway) with very little snow around Tullah & Rosebery.
Very scenic, cold and snowing heavy at Waratah.
Coming home the road was clear.
Thought about going past Cradle, but had a couple of jobs at Penguin.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 10:28 am

Further falls overnight with Mt Roland getting a fair dusting of snow. Western Tiers have a good cover as well.
Great Lake Facebook page states they received a few extra centimetres over night.
Dove Lake Rd is still closed. Web cam is partly clear with blue skies possible today.
Regards OLM

4:00PM update. Only 4x4 buses went into the Dove Lake car park today.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 10:41 am

Overlandman wrote:Further falls overnight with Mt Roland getting a fair dusting of snow. Western Tiers have a good cover as well.
Great Lake Facebook page states they received a few extra centimetres over night.
Dove Lake Rd is still closed. Web cam is partly clear with blue skies possible today.
Regards OLM


Just waiting for that clump of snow to fall off the lens, and we'll have a glorious sight I reckon...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 12:06 pm

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Well close enough :)

Looks a bit brisk
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby southerly » Sat 06 Aug, 2016 8:03 pm

Walked from N-S 24th to 30th July, walked in snow from top to bottom, very deep in places, average was around knee deep, chest deep getting onto Pelion Gap, average at the gap was 120cm and many times 140cm walking poles could not find bottom. Will post more pics and lessons learned from a interesting walk in a separate thread.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby bumpingbill » Sun 07 Aug, 2016 11:44 am

southerly wrote:Walked from N-S 24th to 30th July, walked in snow from top to bottom, very deep in places, average was around knee deep, chest deep getting onto Pelion Gap, average at the gap was 120cm and many times 140cm walking poles could not find bottom. Will post more pics and lessons learned from a interesting walk in a separate thread.


Wow! Can't wait to see more pictures/read a report.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 07 Aug, 2016 5:49 pm

+1
& what a great First Post.
Well done Southerly.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 11 Aug, 2016 9:17 am

Snow has settled overnight at Cradle Valley, Central Plateau, Great Lake, areas & the higher peaks on the West Coast.
No Road Closures or Alerts.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Osik » Sat 13 Aug, 2016 8:05 am

Morning all, planning on heading up to the plateau a bit later today. Would appreciate a snow update if anyone's up there thismorning. Thanks!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 13 Aug, 2016 9:43 am

Osik
There is still snow on the higher peaks.
Hope you have a good day
Regards OLM

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Osik » Mon 15 Aug, 2016 6:56 pm

Thanks OLM. We ended up down the West Coast due to other commitments but appreciate the response.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 21 Aug, 2016 2:59 pm

Looking at the Dove Lake web cam today, more snow fell overnight settling just above the Dove Lake circuit track.
Also settled on the Central Plateau & Lake Augusta areas.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 30 Aug, 2016 7:30 pm

It was clear to the East this morning driving on the Anthony Road heading to Queenstown.
There is a huge amount of snow on the peaks South of Cradle Mountain.
Very picturesque. Has anyone been on the track lately?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby SergeantMcFly » Tue 30 Aug, 2016 8:04 pm

Yep! Just came down from there today. Snow almost reaches the face track on front side of Cradle and the walk from Marion's to Waterfall Valley is pretty snowy still across the plateau. Summit might be reachable with some spikes but is still pretty snow covered. On the back side of the mountain and southern end, snow (sparse) reaches right to the ridge before dropping into Waterfall Valley. Here's a picture taken from Mount Emmett summit yesterday (29 Aug).
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Geevesy » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 7:58 am

Nice shot SergeantMcFly. We're currently at LSC and Rufus, Hugel, Olympus & KWR are all pretty well covered.


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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 30 Sep, 2016 9:01 pm

A dusting of snow on the higher peaks today.
Snow settled at Great Lake around 3:00PM (Hotel facebook page).
There will be further falls overnight, if the rain doesn't wash it away.
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