Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Overnight the alpine resort was transformed into a mid-winter, picture-postcard scene, as it was covered by a blanket of fresh snow. There's a severe weather warning alert from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) which is good news for skiers and boarders.
More snow will fall today and it is forecast to continue cold and snowy for most of the week. And the other good news is, it was a very chilly -4.6C
overnight, ideal weather for snow-making!
The snow depth in the snow-making area now measures 42cm and it may rise as the outcome of the most recent efforts by the snowmakers is recorded. As the Winter Solstice (and school holidays) approaches the optimism amongst snow enthusiasts is rising.
The fun boxes are a hit with the kids and some of the groomed cross-country trails (classic and skating) are in very good condition.
A low pressure system will deepen before moving eastwards over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday.
A cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to cross Victoria on Wednesday night, reinforcing the cold unstable southerly airflow over Victoria during Thursday.
Tuesday Snow, contracting to the higher peaks during the day, with scattered showers otherwise tending to rain in the south.
Wednesday Snow showers, mainly on southern slopes.
Thursday Scattered snow showers, mainly on southern slopes.
Friday Isolated showers in the south
Weatherzone Original Source BOM