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#1431144 - 18/08/2017 14:39 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
sou Offline
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A few snowflakes in Katoomba just now.

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#1431145 - 18/08/2017 14:41 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Good size flakes now. Temp 3.8 and dropping.

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#1431146 - 18/08/2017 14:52 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Graupel/light hail falling smile

Much bigger temp drop than previous showers - 6.5c to 4.6c. 1 of those degrees in less than 5 minutes.

Edit: Dropping like a rock... 4.1c now. Would've liked a drop like this this morning lol

Edit 2: 3.2c...


Edited by davidm (18/08/2017 14:59)
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#1431147 - 18/08/2017 14:55 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Registered: 01/02/2011
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Loc: ORANGE NSW 900m asl
Nice one Cheers
Beautiful winters day in Orange.
2.6c with an apparent around -4c. Temps still dropping.
Sleet showers blowing in on gusts ever 15 mins or so.
Councils closed the road to Mt Canobolas due to snow

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#1431148 - 18/08/2017 14:58 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: davidm]
isaY Offline
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Originally Posted By: davidm
Graupel/light hail falling smile

Much bigger temp drop than previous showers - 6.5c to 4.6c. 1 of those degrees in less than 5 minutes.

Edit: Dropping like a rock... 4.1c now. Would've liked a drop like this this morning lol


Graupel. So that's what its called.

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#1431149 - 18/08/2017 14:59 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: isaY]
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Originally Posted By: isaY
Graupel. So that's what its called.


I wouldn't trust my word on it - I always get snow words confused grin

Google tells me it's more "ice pellets" or the american definition of sleet.
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#1431150 - 18/08/2017 15:03 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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I think Graupel is soft hail.
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#1431151 - 18/08/2017 15:03 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: davidm]
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Originally Posted By: davidm
Originally Posted By: isaY
Graupel. So that's what its called.


I wouldn't trust my word on it - I always get snow words confused grin

Google tells me it's more "ice pellets" or the american definition of sleet.

I think your right though based on it's definition.
Soft hail
... is precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on falling snowflakes.
Hey rain, leave the snow flakes alone! wink

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#1431152 - 18/08/2017 15:06 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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According to Meteye there seems to be some actual snow due in town late tonight/early tomorrow morning.

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#1431156 - 18/08/2017 15:41 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Grau peal was reported one afternoon in Sydney several years ago. I was driving on the Central Coast and also encountered what was probably the same system. It wasn't ice pellets but more like a fall of big slushy rain drops that left a soft icy deposit on the windscreen that soon melted. It was what I thought of as 'soft hail'. The temperature at the time would have been about 9-10 degrees.

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#1431161 - 18/08/2017 16:07 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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You can clearly see the ran shadow effect of the Great Dividing Range for the coastal strip.

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#1431162 - 18/08/2017 16:17 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Well over the last 25 minutes we've had VERY heavy showers and - Dave was out standing in it with a customer!!! grin

Plenty of icy stuff in this heavy lot.

Windscreen had many icy multi fingered splatters once I got back in the car.

White blobs clearly visible amongst the rain.

Also a tad coolish in the wind and precip smile

Now back in the office thawing out, Precip still raging against the colorbond walls and roof grin

Yetholme residents should be enjoying it right about now.

Airport says it's about 5 degrees but my car and my skin say not that warm.
As I type the airport temp coming down to 4, I suspect cooler than that in the heavy precip.

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#1431163 - 18/08/2017 16:19 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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I agree - just standing at the window at work with some snow flakes mixed in with heavy rain here at Robin Hill.

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#1431187 - 18/08/2017 19:09 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Snow should hit the Blue Mountains shortly.

And a few cms of settled snow at Sunny Corner thus far.
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#1431199 - 18/08/2017 20:38 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Mt Trickett should be good in the morning !

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#1431201 - 18/08/2017 21:35 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Snowing nicely now and settling .

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#1431206 - 18/08/2017 22:06 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Just dropped a degree to 0.6 at Mt Boyce with precipitation- probably snow. There's a blue blob on the radar passing over Lithgow, just missing Blackheath - maybe snowing in Lithgow (about 920m) too, or if not there, almost certainly on the higher country nearby (1100m+).

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#1431207 - 18/08/2017 22:37 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Any snow forecast for katoomba tomorrow? Might head up! Love this bone chilling wind!!

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#1431210 - 18/08/2017 23:35 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Morham]
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Originally Posted By: Morham
Any snow forecast for katoomba tomorrow? Might head up! Love this bone chilling wind!!

Sure would be cold enough but tommorow would also be bone dry. Chances are slim to none.

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#1431212 - 18/08/2017 23:46 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Sidney]
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Originally Posted By: Sidney
Originally Posted By: Morham
Any snow forecast for katoomba tomorrow? Might head up! Love this bone chilling wind!!

Sure would be cold enough but tommorow would also be bone dry. Chances are slim to none.


Early morning yes, otherwise low moves away and takes moisture with it.

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