Ok, ok … by a bare 0.6 cm*, and by no means in a single fall, but let’s take what we can get. I call a “dump” greater than 50 cm week-on-week snow depth gain at Spencers Creek, midway between Perisher Valley and Thredbo (data from Snow Hydro Limited). In 61 years of recording there have only been 64 such events. That’s an average of about one a year, but there are plenty of years with more than one, and others with none at all. The most recent season without at least one “dump” was 2008.

Here’s where this one fits:

Spencers Creek "dumps"

When the dumps happen – 2015 highlighted

Spencers Creek snow depth, from Snowy Hydro

Spencers Creek snow depth, from Snowy Hydro

(* No, the Hydro just wouldn’t do that … these people are professionals.)

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