Season 2017 - Southern lakes

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  1. pedub

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    Too early?
    Feels like winter is coming
     
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    Didn't much feel like the advent of winter today, the nor-wester was blowing and it was pretty warm. There are signs that autumn is starting to happen though.
     
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    We had some pretty gnarly fog here in Dunedin - indicative that the sea is still plenty warm.
     
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    Cold mornings and evenings, getting frosty, leaves changing . . .
     
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    Based on no scientific data, I think it will be a very slow start to the ski season this year.
     
  6. pedub

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    Worse than last year?

    About 85 days till first lifts
    I can feel the mornings and evenings getting cooler
     
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    reverse psychology, smart.
     
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    Its no different than any other autumn ive experienced.
     
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    It's been quite nice and mild really. Good diurnal temps which should help bring out the autumn colour which is starting to pop all over the place. We've had a few really cool mornings but I'm not quite ready for a frost yet, I've still got cherry tomatoes outside and lima beans and apple cucumbers and courgettes going and miraculously (given the rubbish start to summer) I'll even get a few aubergines this year, though they're in the tunnelhouse. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll be ready for a killing frost to come and close it all down.
     
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    still got chillis out side.. still fruiting and flowering! they had a tough summer but they are still going!
     
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  12. pedub

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    Now only 10 weeks till season opens I think

    I'm planning to head down on 30 July, but the annual leave budget is low :(
     
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    I've had a fire the last few mornings. And there's a dusting on the Remarks.:)
     
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    Its stuck around for 3 days now.
     
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    minus 1c at my place this morning. 3c at the gym in Frankton. A thin skein of ice on the water bowl in the chook pen for the first time this autumn.
     
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    If we dont get any rain and this cold keeps up the frankton arm is going to start freezing. not much moisture in there these days.
     
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    I've started checking the long range on weatherzone again. It's been pretty quiet, not counting ex-tropical cyclones and all that but perhaps there's a chance of some snow for us from about Wednesday next week.
     
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    Dusting on the peaks of double cone today
     
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    A bigger dusting this morning..
     
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    Was gone by the arvo though...
     
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    This morning's model run on weatherzone looks quite promising for next weekend. A lovely big stationary high in the Aust Bight channelling plenty of cold air and moisture over the South Island.
     
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    I'm happy for it to wait another month
     
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    May's when it will really count, be nice to have snow on the hills round home though.
     
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    Forecast shows some cold stuff in about a week??
    Freeze level below 1000m??
    EDIT: I see you have already mentioned this above, I should read posts
     
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    Showing snow to 500m now on Sunday
     
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    Dusting on TC now
     
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    Cold day at mine yesterday. Heaps of snow on the hills. Had the fire going all day never got over 6!
     
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    A pretty decent frost this morning. Tomorrow and Thursday look good for further snow too.
     
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    Slab we poured on the weekend was a bloody ice rink this morning! Heavy frost at jacks point! Tomorrow is looking amazing for snow.. The adage goes, Snow in may...
     
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    Looks like its buttoned off a bit, and there is warm n airflow and a blocking ridge waiting in the wings.
     
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    Snow in May, Never Stays...though some years it does. It's just good to start getting it at the right time eh?
     
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    Remarks today[​IMG]
     
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    Craigieburn
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    Classic shot of why aspect is King in Aotearoa.
     
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    Looks like you blokes are receiving more luv today.
     
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    Was quite high in the end, maybe down to 1700m, it seemed to swing to more of a North/ westerly than southerly. in the end we had a good amount of rain (more than we had received in the previous 30 days) it made for a very unpleasant day at work.
     
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    Let's get this show on the road...
     

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    Yeah. Bugger all going on at the moment. A very pleasant 7 degrees at 1500 m in the Pisa Range this afternoon.
     
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    Looks good for more snow from Wednesday onwards
    Looking reasonable for most of the rest of May on GFS today
     
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    Did it snow?
     
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    Looks good for decent snow down to about 1000m asl on Wednesday and then lowering to about 500m asl on Thursday.
     
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    Metservice currently forecasting snow for Queenstown on friday.
     
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    Nope. Patches above 1700 m or so remaining from the last event. A little bit of thin cover in the shade over at Cardrona.

    The second half of this week could be better.
     
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    Coronet Peak must be getting ready to make snow. They were testing the guns today. :)
     
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    Locked in..........snow down to 300m!!!!
    Maps look great.........guns will be firing all over the place.
     
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    The new webcam above the Coronet Express provides a very nice view.
     
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