Cold spell September 5-7

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Re: Cold spell September 5-7

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dogmelon wrote:Will El Niño mean more chances of thunderstorms on southerly changes like today?
The skill in forecasting will be picking the days that storms will actually occur.

Potentially more thunderstorms for Canterbury and less for most of NZ this spring/summer.


I see there is snow falling in Dunedin but not settling (Highgate cam). Perhaps the critical SW is taking the guts out of the showers. You need the full blast of the convection to knock the freezing level right down.
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Yep I think this turning into a very run of the mill September cold front, nothing 'unseasonal' about it all despite what the Metservuce were trying to hype up...
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Bradley wrote:Yep I think this turning into a very run of the mill September cold front, nothing 'unseasonal' about it all despite what the Metservuce were trying to hype up...
Agreed, wish I didn't make this thread as its turned out to be unworthy of its own topic
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NZstorm wrote: I see there is snow falling in Dunedin but not settling (Highgate cam). Perhaps the critical SW is taking the guts out of the showers. You need the full blast of the convection to knock the freezing level right down.
Started settling 30 minutes ago - this is at 180 metres,
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Snow settling here at around 150m. Very heavy showers with big flakes.
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Fresh snow on Mt Herbert. Showers in St Albans, Chch overnight, but sunny this morning.
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Time-lapse from yesterday non-event tstorm warning for coastal Canterbury. ;)
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Bugger all snow in the end.
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. Went to just above the bush line during the worst of the NW snow on Saturday, cleared long enough to get a crappy pic with a foggy lense.
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melja wrote:
DJI_0024-HDR.jpg
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Bugger all snow in the end.
Thats a really nice photo for a drone
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Snow again forecast to sea-level on Chatham Islands tomorrow - 2nd time this year. (same latitude as Banks Peninsula, but highest point just short of 300m)
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That would have to go close to the driest strong cold change I have ever seen in Christchurch!
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