Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Zealand: Biggest snow base ever recorded

More proof of global warming...or La Nina revisionism. Take your pick.

Turoa claims largest snow base ever - 19 Aug 2008 - NZ Herald: New Zealand National news:

Mt Ruapehu is claiming the biggest snow base ever recorded for a New Zealand skifield with over 4.5m of snow on the ground.

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, operator of Mt Ruapehu ski area, was celebrating what it called a major milestone today.

The snow measuring stake at Turoa previously only stood at 380cm so had to be extended to measure today's 455cm snow base.

The Whakapapa side of the mountain also had 350cm of snow, the biggest since 1995.

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