How much snow can I expect?
Recently I wrote up another description for an upcoming VCC trip and I was wondering how much snow can be expected. Since this is an existential question for all back country adventurers, I gathered some data and put it into the two graphs below.
- The green line shows you how much snow you can expect on average.
- The blue and orange lines are the max and min extremes - there is quite a wide range!
- And the red line shows you the percentage of bone dry seasons on that day.
The Buller graph gives you an idea for The Bluff, Westridge and the Howitt area while the Hotham graph is obviously for Bogong and Feathertop. E.g. my chance of running on grass around The Bluff on the 23rd September is 25% while if I'm lucky enough to find snow it might be around the 30cm mark.
You're welcome 😁
P.S.: Also keep in mind climate change is real and happening which means the red line goes up and the green line goes down. I know. It's sucks.
Mt Buller Natural Snow Depths 1993 - 2016
Mt Hotham Natural Snow Depths 1993 - 2016
Data sourced from data.vic.gov.au
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