A paper in this week’s Nature by Caroline Snyder at Stanford provides a fresh attempt at estimating global average surface temperatures across the Pleistocene (her estimates cover the last 2 million years).
. . . → Read More: Snyder and the global temperature graph
Update (26 September):
This one’s looking quite interesting now on the Bureau of Meteorology’s 4-day chart, which of course is drawn off the excellent European ECMWF model (for historical reasons…).
. . . → Read More: Th’ th’ th’ th’ th’ that’s all folks
About 10 cm snowfall; a little more in Victoria. And of course, quite substantial falls in the Blue Mountains and points west as the system moved north.
. . . → Read More: 2-3 August
So yes, we got back above the pre-melt depth; in fact well above: 143.8 cm on Wednesday 27th vs 95.1 cm the previous Tuesday
. . . → Read More: 24-27 July
Models agree there’ll be quite a bit of rain Sunday-Monday from the tropical feed ahead of the low, then a nice cold winter blast Tuesday-Wednesday. We should see another net gain in snow depth at Thursday’s measure.
. . . → Read More: 12-13 July
Pretty much as per the update. It looks like there might have been nearly 20 cm at Perisher Valley on Tuesday, then 25 mm of rain Wednesday-Thursday. Victoria looks similar or a little wetter.
. . . → Read More: 5-6 July
About 15cm in NSW, more in Victoria.
And the main event is still coming.
. . . → Read More: On the board, with a bang
Update (22 June): Tuesday night came through (with good accumulations down to below 1600 m, not 1800 m), so we’re looking forward to seeing a number from you tomorrow, Hydro guys.
. . . → Read More: Season starter … at last
Outcome (27 June):
There was about 90 cm of snowfall in aggregate for this event on my best estimate, a bit under half of which came with the lead-up system starting Tuesday night … which I barely rated initially. Ho hum; wrong again.
It’s interesting to look at where the 500 hPa spaghetti plot finished up, for future future calibration. The blue line did not reach the alps:
Spag plot for Friday morning
(Note that the blue contours . . . → Read More: 23-25 June