JANE'S SNOW FORECAST DISCUSSION

Snow forecast discussions will resume next year at the start of the 2018 snow season.

Automatic model forecasts will continue all summer. Select your resort for full details.

AUTOMATIC SNOW FORECASTS

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(OCF data) Updated at: . (Due: 1am | 6am | 1pm | 6pm)

(OCF plus EC data) EC Updated around: 7:15am | 7:15pm

3 day forecast ranges from to

WHAT IS THIS DATA?

Days one to three are OCF data, remaining days are ECMWF data.

The elevation relates to the current conditions and the 3 day snow forecast. The most recent cam is from some part of the resort.

The current temperature is updated every 10 minutes from the nearest or most suitable official Automatic Weather Station.

The precip is the precipitation into the gauge since the reset at 9am. This value is updated every 10 minutes from the nearest or most suitable official Automatic Weather Station.

The forecast data is automatically calculated from numerical weather model output:

Days 1 to 3:

  • snow = 0C or less
  • mix = 0C to 1C
  • rain = 1C or more

Days 1 to 8:

  • snow = any precipitation of 1C or less

The short term data is driven by OCF = Operational Consensus Forecast, a product by BoM. A weighted average of all the different weather models. If one model has done particularly well lately, then it has more influence; a poor model, less influence. 

OCF data is only calculated for locations with an official Automatic Weather Station. The forecast for Selwyn is from Cabramurra (1500m). ECMWF data will be provided for the remaining resorts.

The daily totals are for the next three days, as per the duration guide. This data is updated four times per day (around 1am/pm, 6am/pm). ECMWF data is updated around 7:15am/pm.

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