Snow Watch 2020

14 Jan 2020 16:26 - 02 Nov 2020 08:02 #75603 by JonWells
Snow Watch 2020 was created by JonWells
This is the official thread for Snow Watch 2020. Feel free to post pictures, information, questions and reports about the snow conditions in the Drakensberg for 2020. The idea is to keep track of the snowfalls, pool information about where the snow is for those that want to go see it, and simply to have a place to express the joy and experiences you may have had if you have witnessed the grandeur of the Dragon clothed in white. This also serves as a historical reference for years to come.

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1) 15 April - Light snow across the peaks of most of the range
2) 28 April - Light snow above 3100m around Afriski, and around Tiffindell
3) 13 May - Light snow falls at Afriski, and a few high peaks of the central Berg
4) 27 May - Snow across the high peaks of the Eastern Cape Drakensberg
5) 18 June - Light snow across most of the range, down to around 2500m
6) 11 July - Light snow at Afriski and Tiffindell, and some good snows on the high ground of central and Western Lesotho.
7) 6 August - Light snow across most of the range
8) 18 August - Light snow at Afriski
9) 31 August - A dusting across the Southern Berg peaks and down to about 1700m
10) 8 September - Light snow across most of the peaks across the range
11) 11 October - Light snow across the peaks of the far Southern Berg
12) 1 November - Some light snow on the high peaks of the Southern and Northern Berg
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27 Jan 2020 16:00 #75631 by ASL
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Thanks JonWells!

Pray for lots of snow in 2020!!!

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15 Apr 2020 06:31 - 15 Apr 2020 06:31 #75806 by JonWells
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Well, there has been some light but widespread snow across most of the range over the past 24hrs, with confirmed falls on the peaks at Tiffindell, Bushman's Nek, and as far North as Afriski. Let's hope this continues and that 2020 is a great snow season! 
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15 Apr 2020 11:11 #75808 by Riaang
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Awesome!!!

Now we just need to get to the berg to enjoy it.

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15 Apr 2020 12:38 #75809 by Serious tribe
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Nice image on snow report from southern berg...

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14 May 2020 15:11 #75830 by stefangrab
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The satellite image of 14 May 2020 shows a snowfall on the Leqheku to Thaba- Chitja plateau area of the central berg (near Giants). Snowfall would have been on Wed 13 May when very light snowfalls were also reported from the Afriski region (but only settled for a short duration there).
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28 May 2020 09:14 #75838 by JonWells
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Yesterday afternoon's satellite image overlay, showing the distribution of the snow over the Eastern Cape high ground in light blue:

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09 Jun 2020 18:09 #75841 by ASL
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it's 'berry' chilly tonight! The snows are coming!!! 

I'm ready for instant Level 1!

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10 Jun 2020 10:16 #75842 by Riaang
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I'm with you on that one ASL!!!

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10 Jun 2020 14:42 #75843 by JonWells
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I wouldnt get your hopes up guys...  At this stage the KZN Berg is not expecting any snow, only a very sharp drop in temperature. 

Very light snow is possible over Western Lesotho, and possibly some reasonable snow limited to Tiffindell region.



Some pretty interesting temperatures on the way for Thabana Ntlenyana!

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