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Brrrr! Experts comment on polar blast

John Kerr posted in on June 21st, 2013.

New Zealand is in the grip of a winter storm, with cold southerlies from Antarctica bringing snow, wind and hail. Severe Weather warnings from MetService are in place for most of the country. Earlier in the week, MetService Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented,”This winter storm will have quite a bit of bark and bite, and is […]

Reconciling cold weather and global warming

John Kerr posted in on August 21st, 2011.

Writing in the Dominion Post Weekend paper, Michael Forbes looks at the connections between the recent chilly weather and climate change.  An excerpt (read in full here): NZ can expect more big snowstorms You might have had better luck selling ice to eskimos than peddling global warming theory on the streets of Wellington this week. […]

Editorial: Forecasters get it right

John Kerr posted in on August 17th, 2011.

The editorial in today’s Press pays homage to the scientists who battle with risks and probabilities to provide accurate information about what lies ahead. Excerpts (read in full here): Forecasters get it right When Cantabrians awoke on Monday to a thick blanket of snow outside there might still have been for some, even after the […]

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