Predictions 4-8th August Haymaker

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  1. POW_hungry

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    Feeling fairly confident here. It's been flaunted with in the BBQ thread on a couple of occasions, but it's stuck on ensembles to give it more than a hopecast birth.

    Ensembles signalling a strong upper level trough through the SE around the 4-6th August. It's stalled a bit on recent runs.

    GFS LWT has the trough peaking under SW WA on the 31 July.


    EC has it through under the SW a day or two later (~2AUG). The unique feature here is the strong high digging and ridging in higher latitudes (trailing South) of the anom.


    The question of it peaking to early are valid but but I think the ridging is open to forging it Eastward yet. It is looking strong to me.

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    Been looking good for ages. Could be big. EPS mean.
     
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    Hey weather gurus......heading down perisher for weekend 4th & 5th.....looks like cover will be good ......any idea weather conditions?...thx
     
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    No guru but you'd might as well blindfold yourself and throw a dart at a moving target. Too far away to worry about IMO at this stage.

    (Welcome to the forums BTW :) )
     
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    There is a good chance for snow. Wind often accompanies snowfall. With a low, there's always a chance of rain. That is some sort of summary of what we currently have.
     
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    Hmmmmm... I predict it WILL happen. I leave on the 3rd... it always dumps the day after I leave...
     
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    EC gearing up. Wouldn't mind a stonker of a High behind it, if I am to be picky.
    Node is big on world wide view.
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    It's a pretty deep, broad low. Take a lot to ridge it given the weakness of the Highs progged there.
    Long way to go yet.
     
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    Nice dip in Drivers .
     
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    Yep looking good in latest EPS. Still unclear how it is going to pan out(mind you EPS Control), but is clear that something will happen. Perhaps my comment above was a tad early though @foxbat. There is definitely a chance though at this stage.
     
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    Any time i see that 540 line around top of Tassie on EPS @ 240 hours its enough to make the ears stand up. At 300hrs its showing substance/ i reckon. IMO this one will show its face in one way or another.
     
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    Agree, it's a matter of working out how. This is a long term strategy, seems to keep working for us.
     
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    Any 'bulge' in a +250 hrs ensemble is pointing to high confidence, and possibly high skill.
     
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    watching with interest. At falls that weekend
     
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    Good call Pow. Looks game on at this stage IMO.
     
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    EC progression from 1st to 4th requires a tidy up but this kinda plot is encouraging IMO.
     
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    Weatherzone has it pencilled in for 5-10 on Sat & Sun. I will take it we arrive 4 August.. for a week, I bring the snow and hate shovelling car parks.
     
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    It's still a million hours out. If it's still there this time next week only then will I believe.
     
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    The IO riding is there on GFS this AM bringing it bang on over SE AUS, EC still has much of it peaking some where near WA.
    Big upgrades on GFS 18z just now. wow.

    Lest we forget +250 hours out.
    EC


    GFS
     
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    18z GFS is magic. A weeks worth of fronts and snow. Easy 1m+ on this dream GFS run. Not sure you can upgrade any further lol
     
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    Thats such a big blob of purple, if it pushed a bit north that could affect the whole continent.
     
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    Sat upgrade? Need snow not rain for my beginners!
     
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    Im up there from the 30th to the 6th and for the first time im worried there will be too much snow weather and wind hold hahah 1st time for everything lol
     
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    Yep....up there same time...maybe i prayed too hard
     
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    It does look quite good. Interestingly GFS then has a blow-torch blasting SE Australia a few days later on August 8.... Long way out though.
     
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    Yep, that's the crack pipe talking. A GFS prog goes out the window after big anoms.
     
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    GFS does crack?!
     
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    GFS 00z is all over the shop.



    Meanwhile CMC has a big strong node lurking for Sunday/Monday.
     
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    ^^ GFS has been performing better than EC when it comes to precip of late, IMO.
     
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    RE: The Canuck: fantastic set up. The progression is there IMO.
     
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    In short range, I think it’s done well too. But not sure it’s been any ‘better’.
     
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    Yep, I have a hunch that EC might verify that. It (and EPS) has been angling that way for a while. Ignore GFS for the moment IMO.
     
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    Whats with all the GFS bashing ? EC and GFS are both very handy Models- they jive on the same dance floor and neither of them have perfect moves. GFS has the random freaky moves that after several years of veiwing you know when to turn the other way-- EC has the infrequent vague moves and is sometimes underdressed when the popular song begins.
     
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    I think you nailed it.
     
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    Just some light-hearted fun mate. GFS is a bun fight after 200 hours as you know... That's what we're dealing with here.
     
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    Just commenting on the current situation. Which is GFS being inconsistent, and EC/EPS being consistent. I'm not bashing GFS, just pointing out that it doesn't seem to have much of a clue(or as you say, random freaky move). As @Hermon alluded to, it has been doing well with short term precip (and just generally IMO).
     
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    GFS is like a Jack Russel puppy whilst EC is like the ten year old beagle. One is fun to watch bounching all over the place, the other will get off the couch eventually.
     
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    I am only taking the P1sso_O Looks epic

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