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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by pedub, Mar 17, 2017.
Feels like winter is coming
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.
We had some pretty gnarly fog here in Dunedin - indicative that the sea is still plenty warm.
Cold mornings and evenings, getting frosty, leaves changing . . .
Based on no scientific data, I think it will be a very slow start to the ski season this year.
Worse than last year?
About 85 days till first lifts
I can feel the mornings and evenings getting cooler
reverse psychology, smart.
Its no different than any other autumn ive experienced.
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.
still got chillis out side.. still fruiting and flowering! they had a tough summer but they are still going!
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
I've had a fire the last few mornings. And there's a dusting on the Remarks.
Its stuck around for 3 days now.
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.
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.
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.
Dusting on the peaks of double cone today
A bigger dusting this morning..
Was gone by the arvo though...
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.
I'm happy for it to wait another month
May's when it will really count, be nice to have snow on the hills round home though.
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
Showing snow to 500m now on Sunday
Dusting on TC now
Cold day at mine yesterday. Heaps of snow on the hills. Had the fire going all day never got over 6!
A pretty decent frost this morning. Tomorrow and Thursday look good for further snow too.
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...
Looks like its buttoned off a bit, and there is warm n airflow and a blocking ridge waiting in the wings.
Snow in May, Never Stays...though some years it does. It's just good to start getting it at the right time eh?
Classic shot of why aspect is King in Aotearoa.
Looks like you blokes are receiving more luv today.
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.
Let's get this show on the road...
Yeah. Bugger all going on at the moment. A very pleasant 7 degrees at 1500 m in the Pisa Range this afternoon.
Looks good for more snow from Wednesday onwards
Looking reasonable for most of the rest of May on GFS today
Did it snow?
Looks good for decent snow down to about 1000m asl on Wednesday and then lowering to about 500m asl on Thursday.
Metservice currently forecasting snow for Queenstown on friday.
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.
Coronet Peak must be getting ready to make snow. They were testing the guns today.
Locked in..........snow down to 300m!!!!
Maps look great.........guns will be firing all over the place.
The new webcam above the Coronet Express provides a very nice view.