Mega Thread The Weather Forum Epic BBQ thread

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  1. Sandy

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    The Weather Forum Epic BBQ thread

    The Weather Forum Epic BBQ thread.

    The Weather Forum is moderated strictly, because this site is a commercial site, and during winter the content is important for resorts and for people accessing fact based information. The snowfall information is split clearly into Predictions & Observations, so that people can quickly and easily access JUST the information they want. Of course, there are many other weather and snowfall related topics as well, and as long as they are on topic, they are moderated in exactly the same way.

    In response to a feeling that people would like a more lighthearted, less strictly moderated thread, "The Weather Forum Epic BBQ thread" has been created.

    The following rules apply:

    1. Specific Predictions & Observations will still go in the Predictions & Observations threads so that people can access those as before, without needing to look in two threads. Make sure this is done.

    2. General and whimsical Predictions & Observations can go in here, but please make sure you get it right!!! [​IMG]

    3. The moderating in general will be relaxed so far as content is concerned, but WAYYY off topic (not weather and snow related) MAY be deleted(but may not). For example, football or cars (unless it's related to the weather conditions)

    4. Moderation so far as normal Weather Forum rules, such as language, trolling, etc, will still apply.

    5. No changing of the thread name.

    6. This is a trial. If it doesn't work, it will be wound up and locked. This is particularly the case regarding content relating to Specific Predictions & Observations. If too many of the Specific Predictions & Observations are posted here and not in the Specific Predictions & Observations threads, then this thread may be closed.
     
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  2. smitty484

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    My left foot is itchy. This tells me snow is coming.
     
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    Actually more weather related, today was the first time I have worn a vest to work and the SW wind is keeping daytime temps low. I'm praying for snow here in Brissy and watching the thermometer, but still too warm ATM
     
  4. Sandy

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    Ok, so is itchy left foot cold front from the west, and itchy right foot ECL(East Coast Low)??? [​IMG]
     
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    Humidity is too high for snowmaking, I bet!
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. choc

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    That's the problem. Strict moderation is needed in Obs/Prediction threads, but not so much in the other general weather threads, IMO [​IMG] But meh, we'll see how this goes.
     
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  7. smitty484

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    And 2 itchy feet ia cold front from west, meets ECL and BAM we are in action.
     
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    [​IMG] actually humidity doesn't feel too bad today. All I need is a drop in temp of about 20C, some precipitation to move in and 0o0o0o0o0o0 Brisbane comes
    to the party.
     
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  9. Donza

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    ahhh
    I see.
    dates to watch out for.
    6-7th June- snow from the SE
    14th june- snow from the deep south

     
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    Ooooooooh! Another Epic BBQ! Now I've got a reason to come into weather!

    Does drinking beer and throwing snags on the barbie help it to snow?

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Donza

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    ahh CW..welcome

    I'm all for this weekend...for our mexican friends in Gippsland...
    I hope youre ready for a cold blast from down south.
     
  12. MisterMxyzptlk

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    I like!
    And I'm thinking similar thoughts to the Don(z)
    A little something later this week and a really good cold outbreak over QBW
    Charts are up and down but it's time for these systems to deliver something
    9 degrees last night in Coolangatta.
    the ground at the resorts should have got a huge soaking ..hopefully convert to a freeze a some stage this week.
     
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    Well no, but that BBQ has snow on it, so it looks ok to me!!! [​IMG]
     
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  14. Donza

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    Yeah this weekend ..I feel a wee cutoff over gabo island-with a good south feed...bit chilly...
    QBW I feel a blast from the deep south....

    I just love when the weather has this sort of vibe..
     
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    I was at the Hospital maternity ward over the weekend in Cooma and the midwife said they usually have a spike in births when the first serious front for winter comes through. We are due June 8 what this means in tems of Vibe who knows.......
     
  16. Donza

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    Ahh the Vibe is good for opening weekend. me thinks snow will come...

    pity it will be all falling on bare dirt..
     
  17. h2oskier

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    Or you just have tinea.. It is more common in warmer northern climates such as QLD.

    it was weather related! [​IMG]
     
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    Currently pouring the proverbial in Lake Mac at the moment. Trying to work out how to get from the office to the car without drowning. Temps down south look good for possibly some snow making.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing... why is that TD? [​IMG]

    Yeah, falling on bare dirt is right... I think we are in for a late, but good overall season.
     
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  20. smitty484

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    Tuesday 15 June on GFS is lookin the sex! I would love a piece of that.
     
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    oui you bastard
    this BBQ forum was my idea and noone even gave me any kudos [​IMG]
     
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    Just another name for weather banter
     
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  23. h2oskier

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    I looked at that this afternoon... But shhhhh, dont speak too soon. [​IMG]
     
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    Lake Mac eh ? [​IMG]

    Which side ?
     
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    Too late,.... you've already ruined it.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The best side - East [​IMG]

    Temps at Thredbo and Perisher now sub zero, so maybe some white on the web cams in the morning. Can they make snow at 100% or closish humidity?
     
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    Is it that humid? T'bo weather station is saying 55% which would making it dry enough I think.
     
  28. Donza

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    Yeah they got on last night...
     
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    I was looking at the Perisher ones - 100% at Front Valley and 98% at the top of the quad when I was looking. Looks like they made a bit.
     
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    Maybe I have lost the vibe. Opening weekend looks like it will be a standard fizzer (at least in the NSW resorts). Forecast temps look like some ok conditions for snow making. Maybe the slightest chance of a dusting in the week prior (hey, I have a little vibe left, sweet). Not that I'm worried at this stage as not down there till August, just feel for all those hanging by the thread.
     
  31. Donza

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    the vibes good mate
    don't look for specifics from the models...
    look for trends..
     
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  32. Donza

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    still haven't had the heater on this year..in the gong

    thats the latest i can ever remember
     
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    Donza that's bad vibe!!!!
     
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    Cooling down here....just east of the ACT. Not much on the ground except a light frost here and there tomorrow morning. Got to look at 4wks from now. In the meantime be occuvibed. Doing something with a good vibe! Just last week I was directing a video shoot for a band. Was all good and took some nice photos too....for those who like nice Fenders,speaker stacks, and solo work. Doing stuff.....with a good vibe.

    Some nice red sunset colour behind the Brindabellas in the rear vision mirror this afternoon.

    Spectacular exploding meteor in a clear starry sky directly overhead last week.

    Optus wireless broadband sitting on 97% reception too = flying, and better than any other time in past 2yrs.

    Ulladulla Winter Festival was on the weekend just past. Shame the rain came in. Tobogganing (small) was set up for infants, and a snowy rail and jump for the older folk, with live bands. Looked like man made snow....should have asked where they got it.

    That's my news....for now.
     
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    looking good BM
    the Vibe is strong with you
     
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    Have a few times this past couple of weeks in Sydney. Brrr.
     
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    Had a few cold evenings here in Perth. I don't think we're in for any snow though. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have a rain maker....do you think if I put it in the freezer and shake it around it will make snow instead???
     
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    I guess it doesn't help that it's been dropped a lot lately. [​IMG]
     
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    <I think this thing REALLY works>
     
  41. Donza

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    the earliest i've ever had it on was 2006
     
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    [​IMG] . Well as I was saying in the other thread the vibe feels much stronger from 10th onwards. There seems to be a low pushing through with a high behind which is dragging up a lot of cold southerly air. Charts still looking weird, but that's to be expected over 7 days out.
     
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  43. h2oskier

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    i agree with ya smitty.. GFS looked a lot more logical for some potential this morning (10th onward). Its like a dogs breakfast this arvo though.
     
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    What is this GFS of which you peeps all talk?
     
  45. Ramshead

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    Nice idea for a thread Sandy. There are those of us who have been following the weather for years but you know, have actual lives, and simply don't have the time/desire to get involved in heavy technical discussion.

    Now for a weird and paranoid contribution to this thread.

    SHHHH! THE FRONTS CAN HEAR US! They know we are talking about them and that's why they are not gracing the Oz Alps with snow. We have to start ignoring them. If we do this they will get jealous. Seriously, if no one here mentions a single Cold front looming somewhere southwest of the Australian mainland, the fronts will get furious that no one is charting their progress and will strike with a fury the likes of which we have never seen. I'm takling a foot of snow in Hobart and Mebourne and three metres at Spencers Creek by July 1. This will happen. But only if we all keep really really quiet.
     
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    <span style='font-size: 8pt'>You shoulda typed rooly small Ramsy.</span>
     
  47. MisterMxyzptlk

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    [​IMG]

    Sandy fought it every inch of the way!
    Thank Donza-san and Ian D.

    But [​IMG] ..know exactly what you mean.

    BTW
    re Opening Weekend.

    "Do you see what I see?
    Do you see what I see?"

    Do you see it?
     
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  48. Donza

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    Its Ok Ramshead. I personify stuff as well.
    Makes for an interesting life..
    Right now the weather is like Amy Winehouse...lurching around shitfacded and never sure what it will look like in the morning
     
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    Will make for an interesting"epic woodfired pizza oven party thread" 13th june is the date...
     
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    No, I didn't actually. The final call on posting the thread was mine. [​IMG]
     
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