Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 01 Oct, 2016 7:53 am

Interesting picture on the Dove Lake webcam this morning.
Overnight there was a huge dump of snow.
Keep safe, warm and dry up there.
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http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/indeX.aspX?base=28485

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby north-north-west » Sat 01 Oct, 2016 5:24 pm

Wow!
It's been wettish down here, but not cold. No sign of snow on kunanyi (during the brief periods it was visible). They're obviously bearing the brunt of it up north. Again.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Sat 01 Oct, 2016 5:28 pm

It was sleeting at Narcissus Jetty yesterday arvo after I came off the OLT, not sure how much of that hit Lake St Clair... Was *&%$#! cold though
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 04 Oct, 2016 8:37 pm

Currently Snowing at Cradle Mountain through to Great Lake.
It will be white again in the morning.
Temperature is currently -1
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Update for 5th.
Dove lake car park and surrounds were dusted in white this morning
Rain washed most of the snow away from the car park , still white on the mountain.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 10 Oct, 2016 2:21 pm

A series of cold fronts crossing the state at the moment.
Snow has settled at Great Lake and starting to settle at Dove Lake.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Tue 11 Oct, 2016 7:36 am

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And it's not Tshirt weather at Dove Lake this morning!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 11 Oct, 2016 8:14 am

Thanks Aztec.
Good snow falls through the Central Plateau, Great Lake, also lowdown on the Western Tiers, even a dusting on Mt Roland.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Tue 11 Oct, 2016 10:52 am

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And it's looking pretty chilly even now...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 19 Oct, 2016 9:12 am

Another good dump of snow overnight at Cradle Valley through to Great Lake.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 22 Oct, 2016 2:58 pm

Strange to see Dove Lake and surrounds clear of snow this morning, however at nearby Great Lake it was a different story.
Southern end of the Overland track may have received some snow.
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From Tasmanian Police community alerts

Roads affected by snow – South
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 8:34 am. Updated Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 1:28 pm

Lake Dobson Road – Open with caution

Highland Lakes Road – Open with caution

Lake St. Clair road – Open with caution

Lyell Highway – Open with caution

Marlborough Road – Open with caution

Interlaken Road, Interlaken – open with extreme caution
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 31 Oct, 2016 8:45 am

Another cold blast has hit the state, with snow settling at Dove Lake through to Great Lake
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 05 Nov, 2016 9:20 am

November Snow
The Dove Lake webcam is iced over.
The Western Tiers are white this morning.
Also Great Lake area.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 25 Nov, 2016 8:08 am

A light dusting of snow overnight settled on Cradle Mountain above the Face Track.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 09 Dec, 2016 7:50 am

Heading for a white Christmas.
A cold snap overnight had snow settling on Cradle Mountain and Marion's Lookout.
Also settled around the Great Lake hotel.
There is an icy wind down on the coast.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby weeds » Sat 10 Dec, 2016 6:59 am

OLM.....stop posting brrrrr we arrive at cradle on Tuesday.

Which is the best weather site/position to check conditions at cradle??
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 10 Dec, 2016 7:58 am

Hi weeds.
You will be fine next week.
Just pack all your wet weather gear, thermals etc.
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http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/new ... -hut.shtml
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 17 Dec, 2016 3:26 pm

Just for weeds
Snow has settled on Cradle Mountain and surrounds after a southerly cold snap.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 17 Dec, 2016 8:19 pm

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Hope you've got your thermals on up there.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 18 Dec, 2016 11:47 am

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 10 Feb, 2017 7:54 pm

Will be interesting to see if it does snow. 8)

From the Advocate

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/445 ... s/?cs=5312

Snow is expected to fall in Tasmania this weekend while most of the nation swelters in a heatwave.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 3:38 pm

Nothing up the northern end of the state apart from cooler temperatures and strong winds.

Mt Mawson had some though

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/446204 ... n/?cs=5312

While the rest of the country sizzles through a heatwave, Tasmania has been experiencing snowfall.

Mount Mawson, in the Mount Field National Park, reported the summer snow via SnowSearch Australia’s webcams on Sunday.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby cams » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 5:23 pm

Was up at Hartz today. Quite a bit falling, but wasn't cold enough to settle.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 7:21 pm

Started snowing at the Great Lake hotel around 5:00.
Not settling on the ground. (Facebook page)
The weather at Cradle Mountain is clagging in. (Webcam)
Thanks cams & Nuts for your reports.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Mon 13 Feb, 2017 8:33 am

It was an overcoat colder. The wind, though, on CP and Middlesex Plains, would have blown the milk from one's tea/ hops from yer beer :)
Some reprieve from the fire threat so far this summer, that 40+c temp range/mainland must be some sort of (ominous) record?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 26 Apr, 2017 7:17 pm

Story from the Mercury, video of snow falling at Cradle Valley.

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... ab6f689cfc

Story from the Examiner

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/462179 ... o/?cs=2598
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 02 May, 2017 11:20 am

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A nice dusting of Snow on Cradle Mountain this morning. Also on the Western Tiers through to Great Lake. Regards OLM
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 06 May, 2017 10:49 pm

Snow is currently settling at the Great Lake Hotel,
so I guess the Western Tiers through to the Central Plateau, Cradle Mountain area will be white in the morning.
Certainly cold on the coast.
Keep warm
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Tue 30 May, 2017 10:21 am

Either there's snow on the lens, or there's a *&%$#! thick fog at Cradle this morning...

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby north-north-west » Tue 30 May, 2017 10:41 am

...or both.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Tue 30 May, 2017 11:35 am

Both. Promising a nicer arvo though.
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