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Old 08-16-2011, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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No more snow today -- just lots of drizzle and slush. It's a huge pain to deal with and I'm getting sick of it now.

This snow storm is not as severe as last month's one (in Christchurch) but it is much more prolonged. Last month there were two cold days followed by two snow days then another cold day. This was followed by an abrupt change to warmer weather with three days with 15 - 16 C highs. This time it looks like we won't be seeing temps return to average until the middle of next week.

One interesting thing I've noticed is that a lot of trees have lost branches due to being snapped by the weigh of snow (or strong winds?). Is this a common occurence?

Many records have been broken for cold max temps in the North Island: New Zealand Snow Causes Chaos - national | Stuff.co.nz

Could be more snow tonight, but it's looking like we're past the snow stage and onto the slush / ice / sleet stage.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: In transition
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No more snow today -- just lots of drizzle and slush. It's a huge pain to deal with and I'm getting sick of it now.

This snow storm is not as severe as last month's one (in Christchurch) but it is much more prolonged. Last month there were two cold days followed by two snow days then another cold day. This was followed by an abrupt change to warmer weather with three days with 15 - 16 C highs. This time it looks like we won't be seeing temps return to average until the middle of next week.

One interesting thing I've noticed is that a lot of trees have lost branches due to being snapped by the weigh of snow (or strong winds?). Is this a common occurence?

Many records have been broken for cold max temps in the North Island: New Zealand Snow Causes Chaos - national | Stuff.co.nz

Could be more snow tonight, but it's looking like we're past the snow stage and onto the slush / ice / sleet stage.
I hope there won't be much infrastructure damage with all the heavy wet snow. It sounds like you guys are getting a winter more typical of Vancouver than Christchurch at least as far as the snow is concerned.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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No more snow today -- just lots of drizzle and slush. It's a huge pain to deal with and I'm getting sick of it now.

This snow storm is not as severe as last month's one (in Christchurch) but it is much more prolonged. Last month there were two cold days followed by two snow days then another cold day. This was followed by an abrupt change to warmer weather with three days with 15 - 16 C highs. This time it looks like we won't be seeing temps return to average until the middle of next week.

One interesting thing I've noticed is that a lot of trees have lost branches due to being snapped by the weigh of snow (or strong winds?). Is this a common occurence?

Many records have been broken for cold max temps in the North Island: New Zealand Snow Causes Chaos - national | Stuff.co.nz

Could be more snow tonight, but it's looking like we're past the snow stage and onto the slush / ice / sleet stage.
The one quoted for Auckland is misleading, uses a site with a shortish record. Colder maxima have been recorded, even at Albert Park in central Auckland - and it's actually the warmest of all the sites used in Auckland (but closed after 1989).
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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Speaking to my Invercargill-based brother earlier on, he said no "snow" fell over Invercargill this time around, (they had their turn in September last year) so he was quite pissed off that couldn't get a day off work lol. Areas north of Dunedin, especially Canterbury/Wellington, fared the worst and more is forecast to fall, especially over the latter, over the next few days.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Speaking to my Invercargill-based brother earlier on, he said no "snow" fell over Invercargill this time around, (they had their turn in September last year) so he was quite pissed off that couldn't get a day off work lol.
To most of the world, a heavy snow means a day off...
almost never a day off for snow where I'm from though yet we always see plenty of snow.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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At least New Zealand can look forward to spring.

Here in Alberta we've had our first taste of fall. Temperatures in many regions below 13C (55F) this afternoon and risk of frost in areas north and west of Calgary tonight.
Wow!
So this is why southern Ontario sounds like it has long summers, to Albertans?
Usually our coldest possible mornings in August are 5-7 C, not frost.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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That's what the IPCC people call warming up of the climate.
And some still believe that hoax!
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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There wasn't any snow here, although the mountains got a good icing. There were some cold temps. St Arnaud, which is our local alpine town (800m/2500ft asl) had a low of -9.7C/12F and a high of -2C/30F. Here had a low of -4.2C/22F and a high of 11C/54F

There was quite low humidity by our standards. It was interesting to see ponds, and even the edge of the river frozen, but no visible frost.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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That's what the IPCC people call warming up of the climate.
And some still believe that hoax!
Still thinking locally!? (and off-topic).

Pity the global stats continue to disagree with you... and the theories come from scientists, not the IPCC.

July report

State of the Climate | Global Analysis | July 2011
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Still thinking locally!? (and off-topic).

Pity the global stats continue to disagree with you... and the theories come from scientists, not the IPCC.

July report

State of the Climate | Global Analysis | July 2011
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