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Olympic years and warm Mays

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by The Snow Gauge, May 20, 2016.

  1. The Snow Gauge

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    benchives I forgot how to ski Ski Pass: Gold

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    Won't some please think of the lake eyre effect? Or the movement of currawongs through the Thredbo valley?
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    or whether we have booked?
     
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    When a big storm is coming from the sth, every crow will point to it.
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Of one thing we can be sure. The prognostications of self proclaimed long range forecasters have no connection to the quality of the ensuing season.
     
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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    The delightful sounds and sight of Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo's is the key indicator of much great white stuff ahead.
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well well well...
    I have recently confirmed that there is water in lake eyre
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    #bumperseason
     
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    #winterwonderland
     
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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder if there is any correlation to the hemisphere the olympics are held in. Is the snow better on a southern hemisphere year or a northern hemisphere year? Might be worth looking into.
     
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    It's conclusive both years that the olympics were held in the southern hemisphere Australia had above average snow. #bumperseason
     
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    benchives I forgot how to ski Ski Pass: Gold

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    Election year correlation anyone?
     
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    Leap year birthday correlation? Maybe just a conspiracy theory.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lake Eyre, Olympic Games, Election, Yellow Tail Blacks……..if this doesn't work, science is broken!
     
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    What I need to know is how Ullr adjusted across Albertville and Lillehammer. The whole cycle of nature disturbed by a decision of the IOC.
     
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    Has anyone checked the bark on the trees lately?

    Plus, my dead grandad's knee has been playing up lately. #bankonabumper
     
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    Why do you still have your grandpa's knee?
     
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    It's more accurate at predicting snow than his femur.
     
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    @Kelpieboy feels like the switch has been flicked to Winter now......
     
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    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    I cant say it has everywhere , still a few whining ( cheese anyone ? ) about temps but what I can say that the switch has certainly been flicked around Tumbarumba. -4 at my machinery shed last night , 4 nights in a row of subzero nightly mins and 5 out of last 7. Max temp today gets to about 11c , currently at 9c. Last 7 days max temps 12 , 12 , 10 , 8 , 6 , 7 and 9.
    Pretty heavy frost this morning as well.
     
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    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not getting into this again but I think Gerg maybe a little conservative with his absolute number this year , I am thinking more around the 190cm mark.
     
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