“BREAKING NEWS: Perisher’s natural snow depth has hit 2.25 metres. We’re extending the season!“ –reads the opening lines of a recent perisher.com.au/ article.
Conditions are reportedly “incredible” at Perisher right now (the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere located in the ‘Snowy Mountains’ of NSW) with the natural snow base hitting 2.25 meters.
Skiers and boarders will now be able to turn and burn the sensational snow until Sunday 13 October!
After “significant” snowfalls, an early opening in May, brutally cold temps and impressive Aug and Sept storms, 2019 has not only become one of the greatest seasons ever, but also officially Perisher’s longest season on record, at 136 days:
Looking ahead, a so-far cold and snowy September for the south NSW mountains is set to continue.
Latest GFS runs reveal a chill will briefly return to the air on Mon/Tues, Sept 16/17. Before things really turn frigid again on Friday, Sept 20 with anomalously cold temps (up to 18C below-average) and heavy snow expected to run right through until Mon, Sept 30:
GFS TEMP ANOMALIES (C) — SEPT 20 to SEPT 30
GFS TOTAL SNOWFALL (cm) — thru SEPT 29
The cold times are returning, the snowpack is building — in line with historically low solar activity.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift