Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 30 May, 2017 7:45 pm

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Image from late this afternoon
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Tue 30 May, 2017 8:23 pm

See. Much nicer!
"The guides are all complaining there's mobile reception and hot showers," Godfrey laughs.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby tastrax » Wed 31 May, 2017 8:57 am

Cheers - Phil

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Wed 31 May, 2017 1:35 pm

Behind every cloud a blue sky day.
"The guides are all complaining there's mobile reception and hot showers," Godfrey laughs.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 9:10 am

Snow has settled on the higher peaks overnight.
Also settled around Great Lake area.
May get a screen shot of Cradle Mountain when the mist clears.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 7:44 am

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Fair cover of snow on the higher peaks overnight
Great Lake hotel has around an inch on the ground.
Will post a screen shot of Cradle when the ice clears off the webcam lens.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Aztec » Tue 27 Jun, 2017 9:03 am

Aw yeah :)

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What a morning to be at Cradle...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby MountainMadness » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 7:59 am

Another great morning (depending on how much you like snow :D )

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 15 Jul, 2017 3:56 pm

An overnight southerly blast left more snow cover on the higher peaks from Ben Lomond through to the West Coast.
Suprising to see more snow cover North of Great Lake on the Tiers than at Great Lake Hotel.
Noticed the Dove Lake web cam is off line, (all pretty colours)
Hopefully it will be up and running again soon.
From Tasmania Police community alerts,
Dove Lake road is open to 4wd only from the Rangers station.
Keep warm and drive safe,
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 16 Jul, 2017 8:57 am

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The web cam is back on line.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 8:41 pm

A story in the Examiner re prediction of 50 centimetres of snow towards the end of the week.

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/479436 ... s/?cs=5312
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 20 Jul, 2017 7:53 am

A good dump of snow at Cradle Valley overnight.
More updates to follow.

Tasmanian Police Community Alerts
Thursday 8.42am

The road from the ranger’s station to Dove Lake is closed to all but 4WD vehicles due to snow

Motorists should not travel on Cradle Mountain Road past ‘Leary’s Corner’ due to snow unless they are in a 4WD vehicle

Information received from motorists is that there is heavy snow on the Murchison Highway between the Cradle Mountain Link Rd and Tullah, extreme caution should be taken

Extreme caution should be taken on Gordon River Road, near Tim Shea due to snow and ice (snow clearing has commenced)

Lake St Clair Road should only be driven on by 4WD vehicles and 2WD vehicles with chains (snow clearing has commenced)

Lake Dobson Road is closed due to snow (snow clearing has commenced)

The Lyell Highway between Derwent Bridge and Tarraleah is closed to all vehicles other than 4WD due to snow and ice

Marlborough Road is closed to all vehicles other than 4WD vehicles and 2WD vehicles with chains (snow clearing has commenced)

Tunnack Road is open however is experiencing frost and ice patches, caution should be taken

Reports that there is 150-200mm of snow in the highland areas and roads are open to 4WD vehicles with chains

Motorists are advised to take caution due to wet roads, snow and ice across the district


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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 20 Jul, 2017 12:36 pm

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Very nice
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 5:45 pm

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Cradle this morning from up high.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Lisa0915 » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 12:58 pm

Dove Lake on 21/07/2017
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi Lisa,
Fantastic photos on a beautiful day at Cradle Mountain.
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 07 Aug, 2017 8:58 am

Over the weekend the rain washed a lot of the snow away.
There was a light dusting of snow overnight on Cradle Mountain and the higher peaks.
Good to see Victoria Ski resorts had a good dump over the weekend.
Regards OLM

Edit
Heard on the radio that it snowed most of yesterday and overnight at Ben Lomond, leaving plenty of snow, best falls for the year so far.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 8:27 am

I wild night of gale force winds, thunderstorms and heavy rain on the coast brought further snow falls to the mountain peaks from the West Coast through to Cradle Mountain, Central Plateau, Great Lake and a good top up on Ben Lomond.
Drive and walk safe
Regards OLM

Story about MT Mawson down South

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-13/m ... ar/8801876
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 7:21 am

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Overnight snow has once again blanketed the Dove Lake car park,

From the Examiner
Snow as low as 300 metres predicted.
Warning for Bushwalkers.

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/486179 ... 95#slide=8
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 9:49 pm

Link to BOM Meteye
Your eye on the environment.

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

You can go to the tab Storms, snow, fog and frost
Click on snow and zoom in on the Tasmania map for the latest snow fall forecast.
Tap on a location and it comes up with a 7 day forecast.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 18 Aug, 2017 9:44 am

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 25 Aug, 2017 9:51 am

More snow predicted for Saturday afternoon. From the Examiner.

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/487890 ... ued/?cs=95
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 10:24 am

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Snow falls continue.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 04 Sep, 2017 7:34 am

Overnight snowfalls have blanketed the Cradle Mountain, Central Plateau, and Ben Lomond areas. More to follow.
Keep Warm Drive Safe
OLM

From ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-04/b ... nt/8868678

Tasmanian bushwalkers put on alert

"It is shaping up to be a normal spring, as is the case with spring you can get a few systems carry on post winter," he said.

"It's not uncommon to get this sort of system through."

The heaviest snow will be in the west but will begin to clear up on Wednesday.

Snow is not expected to settle in Hobart's suburbs, but Kunanyi/Mount Wellington is expected to receive a thick covering, along with Ben Lomond and Mount Barrow.

There's a bushwalker alert in place, with tracks such as the Overland expected to be hit hard by snow.

A farmers and grazier's alert is also in place, as well as a road weather alert, with snow expected to fall on the Midland Highway.

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From Tasmania Police community alerts.

Community Alerts
Road closed – West
Monday, 4 September 2017 - 3:57 pm.

Cradle Mountain Road/Lake Dove Road and road from Rangers Station to Lake dove Road is now closed
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 04 Sep, 2017 5:33 pm

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Managed to get a screen shot of the car park.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 05 Sep, 2017 11:48 am

A massive dump of snow overnight from the West Coast through Cradle Mountain, Central Plateau, and the Western Tiers, Great Lake and Ben Lomond.
Snow covered the Dial Range behind Penguin and was on the ground on the Bass Highway at Deloraine.

From ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-05/c ... ia/8872258

From Tasmanian Police community alerts

Community Alerts
Road closed – West
Monday, 4 September 2017 - 3:57 pm. Updated Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 9:17 am

Cradle Mountain Road/Lake Dove Road and road from Rangers Station to Lake dove Road is now closed

Ridgley Highway, Highclere (from approx 4km past the Highclere shop) travelling towards the West coast is now closed

Cethana Road from Cradle Mountain Road to Cethana is now closed.

Community Alerts
Icy Roads – West
Monday, 4 September 2017 - 3:47 pm. Updated Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 10:48 am

Anthony Main Road – open but proceed with caution

Belvoir Road – open but proceed with caution

Lyell Highway – Derwent Bridge to Queenstown – proceed with caution open only to 4 x 4 vehicles

Murchison Highway – open but proceed with caution

Bass Highway, Deloraine (Meander Valley Bridge area) – open but “black ice” conditions, proceed with caution

Cradle Mountain Road – open but proceed with caution open only to 4 x 4 vehicles
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 05 Sep, 2017 2:29 pm

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 06 Sep, 2017 8:16 am

From the Mercury

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... e22881cd80


Bushwalker Olivia Carr, who was planning to start the Overland Track on Monday, woke up to a large amount of snow instead.

“The snow was up to our calves [yesterday] but they [park rangers] said it would be up to our chest or head in some places on the Overland,” Ms Carr said.

“Considering that info we decided that we valued our lives and would cancel the hike.

“We booked a bus back to Launceston for [today] but it looks like there’s a 99 per cent chance that it won’t run because of the snow. All of the roads were closed [yesterday] except the one to Burnie.”
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 06 Sep, 2017 2:12 pm

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Peaceful at Dove Lake.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 08 Sep, 2017 11:34 am

Another dump of snow overnight only a couple of hundred metres from sea level on the Dial Range.
Mt Roland is white.
Dove lake is snowed in for the 4th day. Not sure what the record for number of days closed is.

Community Alerts
West Road Closures and conditions 8/9/17
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 12:45 pm. Updated Friday, 8 September 2017 - 11:11 am

Roads Closed:

Anthony Main Rd Closed to all traffic

Cradle Mountain road Closed snow

Cradle Mountain Development road to Moina closed

Murchison Highway from Tullah to Belvoir Rd closed due to snow and a truck accident



Treacherous Roads:

Cethana Road Extreme Caution

Lyell Highway from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown is open with caution Heavy snowfalls and ice

Lyell Highway through to Mount Arrowsmith open with caution traffic snow and fallen trees

Murchison Highway – Burnie to Rosebery – open – proceed with caution. 4WD only to Mount Black

Murchison Highway – Oonah to Waratah Road – open to 4WD vehicles only

Oliver’s Tourist Road Extreme Caution heavy snow

Waratah Main Road – open – proceed with caution

Anthony Road – Murchison Highway to Zeehan Highway – open to 4WD vehicles only

Waratah Road – Waratah to Murchison Highway – open to 4WD vehicles only
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