Early snow forecast for 2013

Whilst not normally posting forecasts up this early I will give an early indication of what I can currently see;

Climate models indicate ENSO-neutral conditions are likely to persist through the southern hemisphere autumn. Ocean temperatures around most of Australia are warmer than average. This may promote increased regional rainfall which would mean warm nights during May which could lessen the chances of the resorts using the snowmakers to create an early base. Early heavy snowfalls would be unlikely during this early period. As per last season overnight temps should drop quite a bit during June and into July with great conditions for snowmaking and some moderate falls likely late June. All in all it’s very close to what happened last season. This early outlook depends on the ENSO-neutral conditions persisting through April/May, if it changes so will the outlook.

Thanks to Pete the frog Taylor for this forecast.