Is it just me or does 2017 have a bit of a 1984 vibe about it? - Very very similar SOI. Compare 1982/83/84 with 2015/16/17. - Record grain harvests in 1983/84 and 2016/17. - Relatively mild summer in much of Vic 1983/84 and 2016/17. 1984 was a bizarre ski season for Australia. Basically nothing until July - a couple of intense cold outbreaks that month, a poor August, and an epic late season.