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NZ 2019

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Red_switch, May 15, 2019.

  1. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Why run when you can walk? Nothing too spectacular this far, and nothing super inspiring yet in the longer range outlook.

    The prospect of a "weak/non-traditional" El Nino is fairly ambiguous as far as outlook goes. There is probably an expectation of enhanced SW flow which is typically good for the Southern Lakes. Above average SSTs persist, and the outlook for winter temperature wise is mild at this stage. That said, the precip outlook is normal to above normal, and snow cover duration in the region of our southern ski areas is more sensitive to variability in precipitation than temperature. If I could define a "fairly normal" ski season for the lower South Island, that's what I'd be predicting. Probably a bit scratchier in eastern ranges of Canterbury.
     
  2. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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  3. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Yeah, they along with other higher spots in the Southern Lakes should have picked up 5 - 15 cm today. Wind will be having an impact now I suspect.
     
  4. Dumphfish

    Dumphfish Hard Yards

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    Freakin' miserable in Dunedin this morning. Long way out but could be a good season starter?

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  5. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Oh it most certainly is shite in Dunedin!
    And yeah, maybe. One to keep an eye on.
     
  6. hatto

    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will be Keeping a watchful eye on here. Haven't been to NZ for 33 years.
     
  7. Dumphfish

    Dumphfish Hard Yards

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    I don't know much about reading the different charts but this is still looking promising from my naive eye? Firing up the stoke for 2019
     
  8. pedub

    pedub One of Us

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    Wow yeah looking nice for first week of June now.....