It’s a long way out, but there’s a nice little lobe building on the Spag plot for early June, giving an outside chance of some proper snow on the ground for a long weekend opening. It’s a few years since we’ve seen one of those.
The new Australian senate voting systems offers an opportunity to vote strategically with significant effect, and without much risk of making a mistake and wasting your vote. It’s worth thinking about.
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We’ll I’ll be; some actual snow in the offing for the weekend. Don’t get too excited — not much, and on bare ground (tonight’s will be negligible).
Yes, very very late, but here we go. For those who just want the answer, the Spencers Creek¹ peak snow depth for 2016 will be 159 ± 44 cm.
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The snow forecast should be out by now. Well, yes, but…
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Local sea surface temperatures — in the Great Australian Bight and northwest Tasman Sea — are the strongest single influence in my snow depth prediction model.
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Last year’s peak snow depth prediction was another triumph, right? I predicted 141 ± 44 cm and the peak depth came in at 148.8 cm (at Spencers Creek¹, midway between Perisher Valley and Thredbo, NSW). Well, maybe…
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In an extraordinary event precipitated by a huge North Atlantic storm system, the North Pole has just experienced a short burst of above zero air temperature (green in this plot).
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Further updated: All series have now reported.
October 2015 was the hottest month on record globally. That’s since 1850 — a total of 166 years, or nearly 2000 individual months.
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