Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

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Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby Duideka » Fri May 13, 2011 9:07 am

Figured I'd start a topic about this, the folks at WZ are posting about snow falling over much of NSW, VIC and TAS - they describe it as the the heaviest falls they have seen (and these are people who know alot about snow) - keeping in mind it is only may, this is very interesting.

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Most of these are from Snowmi.

Also, figured I'd capture a bunch of forecasts to throw into the post, can you spot the odd one out?
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I (and it seems most on WZ) expect there to be ALOT more 'snow' forecast after tonight's end, considering it's still May this is astonishing.

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Re: Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby Pete » Fri May 13, 2011 10:26 pm

Some guy of WZ said he'd gladly swap our drought for their cold snap for a few weeks.

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Re: Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby Duideka » Sat May 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Canberra:
-3/14
-3/16
-3/16
-2/17
-3/17
-1/17

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Re: Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby Vinny » Sat May 14, 2011 11:50 pm

Right now it is -4 in Canberra with an app tem of -8 !
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Re: Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby Pete » Sun May 15, 2011 11:03 am

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Bone shaking Canberra cold
Alex Krisman, Sunday May 15, 2011 - 07:01 EST

Canberra plummeted to a bone shaking -6.9 degrees overnight, making it the coldest night this early in the year on record. Temperatures this low are much more typical of an extreme night in the depths of winter. The last time it was colder was July 21st 2004, when the mercury dipped to -7.3 degrees.

By 8pm Saturday night Canberra had already fallen to freezing, the city continued to rapidly cool, bottoming out by 4am. This extreme cold is a result of lingering cold air from a recent cold front combined with clear skies and light winds produced by a high pressure system.

Last night continues Canberra's frosty May trend. There have already been 9 nights below freezing this month, exceeding the monthly average of 8, and it's only halfway through May.

The icy nights will continue this week due to a very slow moving high pressure system, although they will not get as cold as last night, due to a gradually warming airmass.

- Weatherzone

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Re: Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby Vinny » Fri May 27, 2011 2:38 pm

Cold snap grips Alice Springs
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/cold ... ings/17493
Friday May 27, 2011 - 12:38 EST

Alice Springs residents awoke to temperatures below zero this morning.

At 7:00am (ACST) the temperature was minus -1.7.

Ashley Patterson from the weather bureau says it is the coldest May morning for 24 years.

"[We were] expecting about zero this morning and we got nearly minus two and we're going for zero Saturday and Sunday for Alice Springs for a minimum, with a maximum staying about 17 to 18," he said.

- ABC




Interior to freeze
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/inte ... eeze/17486
Josh Fisher, Thursday May 26, 2011 - 10:44 EST

Over the next few days clear skies and brisk southeast winds will allow overnight temperatures to drop close to freezing over parts of the country's interior, while maximums struggle to the mid teens.

With the official start of winter just days away, outback Australia is receiving an early taste of the season. Overnight temperatures dropped five to ten degrees below average across Queensland and the Northern Territory, with cooler minimums expected over the next few days.

Alice Springs fell to a chilly three degrees this morning and the maximum temperature will only reach around 16 degrees, which is likely to be its coldest day since September. Over the next few nights, the temperature is expected to dip close to freezing.

In Queensland, many locations froze through near record cold this morning. The mercury dipped to the freezing mark in Blackall, making it the coldest May morning in at least a decade.

This chilly weather will persist through the weekend, before a warmer airflow builds next week.

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Re: Record cold and snow in eastern states [BANDWIDTH WARNING]

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:39 pm

Big snow falls on Winter solstice:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/big- ... tice/21934

Thursday June 21, 2012

The cold and wet snap hitting the state has brought welcome snow falls to the Victorian alps.

The Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, saw steady snow falls at the state's key ski resorts.

Snow is forecast to fall down to 800 meters overnight.

Weather Bureau duty forecaster, Phil King, says snow showers will continue throughout the weekend and bring a good snow cover for the upcoming school holidays.

Falls Creek, Mount Buller and Mount Hotham have all had falls of between 10cm and 15cm. A further 50cm is expected by Friday night.

Meanwhile, there have been solid rainfalls across the state including 30mm at the Grampians.

The Bureau is forecasting steady rain through most of of the day on Friday.

- ABC

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