Ben Lomond 2012 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by BenLomond Iceman, Mar 20, 2012.

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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

    Well its 2012 so best start a new ben snow & weather thread.. It,s a bit early to get excited about snow but its looking like a very nice front blasting across tassie friday arvo.. Should be cold enough for snow to 900m. Should see the first bushwalkers weather warning for the year.. Might have to be in the Ben facinity on Friday arvo to get some picks to get us thinking snow! [​IMG]
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Looking tasty for Friday. A nice spot of ground cooling
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    Tezwah

    Tezwah Active Member

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    Mawson is where you want to go! I am going to Meadow bank to camp this weekend... going to be cold!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Yep i rekon mawson could get 10-15cm dump . its going to get cold . - 6 forcast on the ben sat morning . They could crank up the snow maker .
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    All tassie mountain now in - temps with precipitation .. Would be snowing now on Mt Read , cradle and Mawson, Ben would be getting some later this morning and into the arvo
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    Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Addicted Member Moderator

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    photo sent from the Iceman today [​IMG]
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    xecute

    xecute Active Member

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    Sweet
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Hey Tez .. Wheres the picks u must have got up Mawson if you camped at Meadowbank...Looked like it got 20cm on fri-sat
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    CaptainPowder

    CaptainPowder Active Member

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    howdy folks [​IMG] yep love to see some pics too [​IMG]
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Looks like we could get a cold south/south easterly blast on Monday that could dump a bit of Autumn snow on the ground to start cooling down those rocks!
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    Tezwah

    Tezwah Active Member

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    Sorry guys, was too lazy to get pics! it was impressive though!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    dropped off the radar now.. cold weather now shooting up west of tassie.. It will be wet only !
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Looking good for a nice autumn snow fall on the Ben from friday with snow possible through until sunday..! It will be cold and nasty up there this weekend for our lodge working bee..
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    xecute

    xecute Active Member

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    Any snow yet?
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Would have been snowing up there today and now for sure..!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    The bens looking good from town this morning..! a nice 4-5cm ground cooler. it would be cold up there today !
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    daveski4ever

    daveski4ever Active Member

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    No idea if Ben got any snow, but looking at the Cam for Mawson late yesterday it certainly was getting quite a lot. Just checked out the Cam a few moments ago and the Cam is covered over with snow but you can see glimpses and I would imagine there may be quite a bit of snow up there. Whether sufficient for a ski or board who knows. Would be nice to think so, and a bit like the old days when we used to have an earlier start to the season. Mt Hutt is starting to look ok, and with a start date of early June, perhaps things might be a little better for NZ this year. Nothing really so far down at Coronet or Remarkables. Also looks like Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher have also a little snow but no where near enough yet of course. Still encouraging signs.
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    Tezwah

    Tezwah Active Member

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    Could see the hill this afternoon, its covered in the white stuff! no idea how much but its a nice site!
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Looking like an interesting system coming into the weekend which is coming down from the North and merging with a cold front from the south and hitting Ben Lomond from tomorrow during the day swinging from a north east flow to a sudden south-east flow sucking up the colder air from the right direction. Could be interesting but it will be all over by Saturday afternoon. Its neither here nor there but could be interesting.

    From Saturday for a week there will most likely be clear days and nights with cool days but cold to very cold nights with lots of long wave radiation evaporation.

    The next interesting weather is again a south east flow but is a long way off in the models on the 6th June but could again bring some snow to Ben followed by more persisting highs.
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    twas wet and cold as a witches tit today in launie.. I rekon it would have snowed on the ben all day today and should still be snowing now! that weather tommorrow might be too eastery but you nver snow it could be a south easterly dumpeth !
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Interesting BLIM, anything to get the ground cooling is good too, the next couple of weeks of mega frosts and well sub 0 nights will make a big difference to the ground temp ready for the first big falls.
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

    Re: Benlomond snow & weather 2012

    Although Iceman, I wonder if your right considering the weather station is showing that the temp hasn't been under 0 all day up there, in fact its closer to 8 degrees most of the afternoon... seems a little odd though...because Liawenee has been about 3 degrees all day and its been blowing southerly all day on the Ben which makes me think it should have been colder as the easterly hasn't got there yet.

    When does rovers get occupied on a more permanent basis to get the snow cam up and running?
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    xecute

    xecute Active Member

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    A fully functioning and reliable snow cam would be awesome!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    i think that weather station is wrong seeing as storys creek & ben ridge road which are much lower stations are showing way colder temps then the ben.. I shall check conditions later today i will be in the area
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    wet up on the Ben . 3 degs @ 3.30pm & dropping @ rovers lodge with fat rain & occasional sleet showers.. Maybe turn to snow tonight when the southerly blows in !
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Nice, as expected. only 8.7 in Launi at 7:30 pm so its gotto be close to 0 up there! Should be a nice dressing of snow by morning. The snow should stick around with the cool days and freezing nights with this high next week too. It will be good when Rovers is fired up and the ski cam is working. [​IMG]
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Bom have snow forcast for the ben sat morning. If it turns to snow tonight could be a nice cover in the morning !
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Yeah that it for sure! could be the early base we need, at least to cool things off.
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    cloulds have cleared to reveal some snow on the Ben.. look like about 3-4cm .. nothing to get that excided about.. It would have taken a while to settle seeing as how much rain we had yesterday !
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    xecute

    xecute Active Member

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    Can you post photos in this forum?
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    Heinz

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    xecute

    xecute Active Member

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    [​IMG]
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    xecute

    xecute Active Member

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    Thanks Heinz

    photo taken Saturday.
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    Nomad

    Nomad New Member

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    Getting a little sprinkling up there now no doubt
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    I rekon , its been cold enough thats for sure.! Bens been in cloud since saturday though i am sure there would be some snow up there.!
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    tom11

    tom11 New Member

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    No snow, very very very windy. car was -2. Road is in excellent condition, top work PWS

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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    you can get those weird south easterly like this & you would think for sure its snowing on the ben cause the wind is so cold in town & all it produces is freezing wind & ice !
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Cold is good for now.

    Hopefully the snow making can begin soon the current systems look awesome for getting the snowmaking going as there are a number of open nights which mean -5 nights and relatively cool days to help with setting a good man made base on the mountain.
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Toms cams works good and can see some snow on the ben.. See what it like when it updates this am.. Was cold up there yesterday with a toasty max of -2.5 @ 11am .. Was -4.6 @ 7am this morning at the csiro weather station !
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Nice BLIM! Loving the CSIRO station!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Looking like some snow for the Ben this arvo and on saturday, ! Some more snow on monday night & looking good for a decent snow fall late next week followed by cold weather ideal for getting those 2 snow guns going!
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    BenLomondBezzer

    BenLomondBezzer Active Member

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    Looking good on the snow cam, it looks like its turned cold enough, now lets hope for a decent front to strike!!! Althought just looking at the BOM 7 day forecast they have changed their report to showers... phht...still below 0 temps at night...Sunday looks ok on Weatherzone's BOM 10 day GFS model and all next week on the EC model should bring sub 0 temps.


    Saturday and Sunday next week are looking v interesting for some serious snow... still a long way out but looking good.

    [​IMG]
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Looks like a couple more cm of fresh on the ben to go with the 4 or 5cm we got on saturday night.. Hopefully the start of a base with more snow forcast this week and over the coming weekend !
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    Maxcimus

    Maxcimus Active Member

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    Annual bitching regarding snow reports aside [​IMG] It's going to snow [​IMG]
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    yes for sure Maximus it is going to snow a fair bit in the next 7 days. ! For my 2 bobs worth . i think it would be a very good investment for the BLC to spend some money which would benefit and promote benlomond and snowsport in tassie by spending some capital on a remote reliable power supply for the cam. and if required employ some experts in this remote cam field to get it working properly !
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

    Re: Benlomond snow & weather 2012

    back onto the topic.. Should see snow developing on the ben tonight. Maybe 5-7cm or more by tomorrow nite..Basically potential for snow through until monday.. with snow forcast to 400m on friday - & 300m on sunday later it will be interesting to see how much we get up there.!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    dud . temps stayed to warm. wouldn,t have got much out of that!. maybe a few snow showers over the next couple of days. Next chance of any decent snow is on saturday night / sunday morning. fingers crossed we get something for the snowmaker to work with.
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    Powder_skier

    Powder_skier New Member

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    Let it snow!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Looks like we got a bit of fresh snow on the Ben this morning.. U can see it from town.. Hopefully some more later tonight and on sunday!
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    BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman Dedicated Member

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    Should be able to get those 2 snow guns going nicely early this coming week when the wind dies down...-8 & -9 forcast as overnight lows on the ben tuesday & wednesday morning.. Might get 2 or 3 more cm of snow late this arvo & into monday!