Jul 8, 2014

Crikey Clarifier: skiing pretty, or snow problems?

Will a hot autumn result in a long ski season? Do the phases of the moon result in better snow on the slopes? Meteorologist Magdalena Roze explains why you should always have your skis ready, just in case.

Would-be skiers were cursing above-average temperatures at the beginning of June, convinced their expensive equipment and snowsuits would languish in the garage all winter. Now with a healthy snowfall, snow bunnies are hitting the slopes. But is there any way to know how much snow Australia is likely to get during a winter — perhaps before one shells out one’s hard-earned at Kathmandu?

What determines Australia’s snowfall? 

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2 thoughts on “Crikey Clarifier: skiing pretty, or snow problems?

  1. Glen

    Nice summary. There are of course more things that affect our snow than AAO and ENSO; see (Looks like I’m going to miss yet again … prediction is difficult, especially about the…)

  2. Alex

    Most edificational, thank you!

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