Jul 2016

The snow continues - still 30 to 55 cm of snow to come by late Wednesday, heaviest in the overnight hours.

One cold front is moving away, another comes in tonight, then another comes in on Tuesday night. These are all driven by deep lows to our south, but offset by a ridge of high pressure over the interior. There is no problem with cold air, any warmth is short-lived in between the fronts, and only lets the snow rise to 1400 metres - the majority of this falls down to 1000 metres, and falls in the overnight hours.

It is very windy as the fronts pass through, but again, this is mainly overnight, so it could have a limited effect on lift operations. 

The high ridges in after that, bringing back some warmth, but cold fronts still pass to the south/clip Victoria, with the chance of lighter rain/snow showers, mainly on Friday.

The high passes through on Saturday, and the wind direction and left over moisture means its mostly dry. Then a cold front slides through on Sunday producing rain. The next big system arrives late next Monday - and there could be a lot of snow next Tuesday.

* Commentary above  Courtesy of Jane's Weather.