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More snow on the way

Lachlan Maher, Sunday August 19, 2018 - 15:30 AEST

Snowfall over the past weekend is likely going to be topped up
over the next few days as a weak cold front crosses the southeast.

It could be estimated that snowfall over the past few days has
added about 10-20cm of fresh powder to the ground.

As another weak front is forecast to cross the southeast early on
in the week, it is possible that another 10cm of snow could be
deposited by the middle of the week.

By Thursday 23rd, the snow depth at Spencerâ??s Creek (which is
generally viewed as the official measurement for the season) could
be passing 220cm. While an estimate, such a depth would be nearing
last seasonâ??s high of 240.9cm.

Unfortunately, high pressure building over the snowfields from the
middle of the week looks prevent this peak from being passed in
the immediate future.

Although the high is likely to eventually give way to yet more
cold fronts, it will linger long enough to result in some
snowmelt.

Given the relatively clear skies and a snow depth past 2m, this
would likely be one of the most picturesque opportunities to go
skiing any time soon.

Closer to the end of the month, more falls are expected which have
the potential to pass last yearâ??s peak. This would make it the
greatest snow depth since 2000, which peaked at 262cm.

As the amount of snow coming down towards the end of the month is
still uncertain, there is the potential to pass this peak too,
likely resulting in the highest snow depth in a quarter of a
century.

- Weatherzone

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