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hongomania

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Another cheeky shot of boges, cause why not

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Winterwolf

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Hopefully Gladys lets some of us NSW regions out of lockdown to enjoy it. I'm not liking my chances though.
 

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As usual, the BoM makes the critical error of merging the tropics with the more poleward regions. There is no "winter" up north—but a dry season; and it was chiefly there wherein much of this winter's "warmth anomaly" occurred, and thus skewed upwards for AU as a whole. The climate up north has absolutely nothing to do with us southerners, being affected by different climate drivers.

Down south, especially in and around the alpine zones, it was a bang-on average winter by pretty much all metrics (Jun–Jul being of average temperature and rather wet; Aug rather warm and dry).
 

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As usual, the BoM makes the critical error of merging the tropics with the more poleward regions. There is no "winter" up north—but a dry season; and it was chiefly there wherein much of this winter's "warmth anomaly" occurred, and thus skewed upwards for AU as a whole. The climate up north has absolutely nothing to do with us southerners, being affected by different climate drivers.

Down south, especially in and around the alpine zones, it was a bang-on average winter by pretty much all metrics (Jun–Jul being of average temperature and rather wet; Aug rather warm and dry).
The tropics still has seasonal anomalies for 'sub-tropical winter' - in a sense of the JJA season. I am a bit confused why you suggest the topics should be omitted from a JJA seasonal report?

The greater region (by area & populous) of the continent is sub-tropics so it's simply referred to as 'Winter'.

I am eyeballing a ~80% 'above average temps' or more for sub-tropical regions of the continent. Look at poor old Tasmania sweltering... per capita, Tassie takes the cake for temp anomalies.
 

Winterwolf

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After early next week's top up it looks like the hair dryer is out again later in the week, with a wet rather than snowy change to follow. Hopefully there is better news the week after next.
 
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The tropics still has seasonal anomalies for 'sub-tropical winter' - in a sense of the JJA season. I am a bit confused why you suggest the topics should be omitted from a JJA seasonal report?

The greater region (by area & populous) of the continent is sub-tropics so it's simply referred to as 'Winter'.

I am eyeballing a ~80% 'above average temps' or more for sub-tropical regions of the continent. Look at poor old Tasmania sweltering... per capita, Tassie takes the cake for temp anomalies.
Oh nah I shoulda specified that because it's posted in an alpine/snow-related thread (mostly for the mainland resorts it seems), a national anomaly which includes the Torrid Zone doesn't really mean much.

Anomalies tend to differ greatly in short distances, for even within a region like, say, Southern NSW, there can be a striking divide in anomalies by merely crossing the ranges—which is how Jul 2020 was among the warmest recorded on the western side, but on the eastern side it was right on average (the opposite for e.g., Jul 1995). I find that mapped anomalies tend to hide these localised differences owing to their smoothed nature, not to mention the issue of station coverage and siting changes over time (the SW Slopes in particular have seen a severe reduction in stations since the 1960s).
 
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Haven't seen back to back systems like this this early, ever. I predict 18 degrees at Thredbo AWS on August 1
Thas the thing, we have had great late May falls only to washed away by QBW or thereabouts rain events, or SFA snow for 6 weeks following... I agree.. if this comes off then it is unprecidented in my adult recollection.
 

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Thas the thing, we have had great late May falls only to washed away by QBW or thereabouts rain events, or SFA snow for 6 weeks following... I agree.. if this comes off then it is unprecidented in my adult recollection.
Likewise. Can’t recall this much snow before the official opening. Couldn’t ask for a better start to the season.
 
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POW Hungry

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MSLP Anom, showing a continent of perpetual troughs throughout May.
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500mb showing the mega June prelude, with those 'Bight Peakers'.
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MSLP Anom detailing the SW Pac La Nina influence on the Eastern Seaboard & the early establishment of the IOD flow.
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CarveMan

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Thas the thing, we have had great late May falls only to washed away by QBW or thereabouts rain events, or SFA snow for 6 weeks following... I agree.. if this comes off then it is unprecidented in my adult recollection.
2000 was dry for a few weeks after the May mega dump, but then the systems started rolling in and it was a cracker of a season.
 
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