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#1430869 - 16/08/2017 09:43 NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017
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Hi all - thought it time too start it's own thread. Models have improved regarding widespread snow, with Saturday looking the best day at this stage. MetEye defin bullish, with snow even forecast for the BM's!



Edited by Seabreeze (18/08/2017 19:20)
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#1430872 - 16/08/2017 09:49 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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All I can say is that it's unusual for MetEye (ie. human made) to be so optimistic.

I notice GFS is showing -5 at 850mb for Saturday morning in parts of the CT's so could be snow down to 700m or even 600m if moisture holds.
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#1430877 - 16/08/2017 10:11 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Bureau has indicated possible snow on the CT's in comments above 700 for a day or 2 now. Cold air but precip will likely be an issue as usual.

Be nice if Meteye was right smile

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#1430878 - 16/08/2017 10:12 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
Bureau has indicated possible snow on the CT's in comments above 700 for a day or 2 now. Cold air but precip will likely be an issue as usual.

Be nice if Meteye was right smile


yeah, GFS isn't interested in latest run, but I'll stay optimistic smile be nicer if we saw snow down to 700 or so right into the CT's grin save me a long drive ha ha


Edited by Kino (16/08/2017 10:13)
Edit Reason: spell check broken today :(

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#1430882 - 16/08/2017 10:29 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Even the Barrington tops is looking good this weekend for some snow, unfortunately for me I have work.
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#1430889 - 16/08/2017 10:55 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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WORK - a 4 letter word and the curse of the drinking mans life!!! smile

I suspect Sunday morning will be our last STRONG negative temp of the year.

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#1430891 - 16/08/2017 10:58 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Hi Guys
We will be at Oberon on Friday mid morning.
Staying 3 nights , snow or no snow .
If we are lucky enough to get the white gold I expect to see a number of you guys at the usual snow chasing areas . It will be nice to meet you !
Dave , will you and your brother be doing a snow chase Friday/ Saturday.
Haven't seen you guys for a while .
Cheers

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#1430895 - 16/08/2017 11:18 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Cheers]
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Originally Posted By: Cheers
Hi Guys
We will be at Oberon on Friday mid morning.
Staying 3 nights , snow or no snow .
If we are lucky enough to get the white gold I expect to see a number of you guys at the usual snow chasing areas . It will be nice to meet you !
Dave , will you and your brother be doing a snow chase Friday/ Saturday.
Haven't seen you guys for a while .
Cheers


May see you there - depends how this evolves - Crookwell is looking good, being closer to the colder air, so I may linger there.

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#1430897 - 16/08/2017 11:27 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Hey Cheers!!!

Wayne has moved back to the Central coast - so he won't make it.

Working Friday and I think wifey is trying to keep me busy on Saturday - HOWEVER I would like to get out there if it looks interesting. The biggest issue for me these days is that I am back in a 2wd sedan instead of the Forester!! If you see a dopey grin out of a red falcon - it's likely me smile

Have fun mate - camping in the motel this time? Not the troopy?

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#1430898 - 16/08/2017 11:28 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
Hey Cheers!!!

Wayne has moved back to the Central coast - so he won't make it.

Working Friday and I think wifey is trying to keep me busy on Saturday - HOWEVER I would like to get out there if it looks interesting. The biggest issue for me these days is that I am back in a 2wd sedan instead of the Forester!! If you see a dopey grin out of a red falcon - it's likely me smile

Have fun mate - camping in the motel this time? Not the troopy?


If MetEye comes off, you won't have to go far by the looks of it grin

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#1430902 - 16/08/2017 11:38 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
WORK - a 4 letter word and the curse of the drinking mans life!!! smile



Especially on a weekend!! frown

Good luck to the chasers, I expect to see this thread full of wonderful snow pictures come Saturday evening. And that's including you DaveM poke grin
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#1430905 - 16/08/2017 11:49 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
Hey Cheers!!!

Wayne has moved back to the Central coast - so he won't make it.

Working Friday and I think wifey is trying to keep me busy on Saturday - HOWEVER I would like to get out there if it looks interesting. The biggest issue for me these days is that I am back in a 2wd sedan instead of the Forester!! If you see a dopey grin out of a red falcon - it's likely me smile

Have fun mate - camping in the motel this time? Not the troopy?


LOL, Oberon caravan park . Not taking Humphrey the Troopy this time . Will be in a gold 4wd Pajero . I hope to see you !

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#1430906 - 16/08/2017 11:55 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Bit of pressure there Eddy grin

Cheers cheers smile

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#1430910 - 16/08/2017 12:17 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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Originally Posted By: DaveM
Bit of pressure there Eddy grin

Cheers cheers smile


No pressure!! I heard you thrive on it!! grin
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#1430916 - 16/08/2017 13:35 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Latest MetEye is in, and it's an upgrade to this mornings run. Substantial snowfall right across southern NSW and into Vict. Northern tablelands also score!






Edited by Kino (16/08/2017 13:39)
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#1430923 - 16/08/2017 17:15 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Here is the forecast for the Central Tablelands issued this afternoon:

Quote:
Friday 18 August

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow levels lowering to 900 metres by late evening. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

Saturday 19 August

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 800 metres. Areas of morning frost in the south. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.


Precipitation chances don't look good, e.g. there's only a 'slight' chance on Saturday and snow is only 'possible'.

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#1430933 - 16/08/2017 19:52 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Originally Posted By: Steve777
Here is the forecast for the Central Tablelands issued this afternoon:

Quote:
Friday 18 August

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow levels lowering to 900 metres by late evening. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

Saturday 19 August

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 800 metres. Areas of morning frost in the south. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.


Precipitation chances don't look good, e.g. there's only a 'slight' chance on Saturday and snow is only 'possible'.


Yep, totally agree, moisture is woeful. Fingers crossed tho.

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#1430938 - 16/08/2017 20:37 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Is anyone having trouble with MetEye ATM ?

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#1430939 - 16/08/2017 21:01 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Cheers]
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Originally Posted By: Cheers
Is anyone having trouble with MetEye ATM ?


Yep seems it down. Maybe about to be updated?

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#1430941 - 16/08/2017 21:33 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Originally Posted By: Cheers
Is anyone having trouble with MetEye ATM ?


Yep seems it down. Maybe about to be updated?


Thanks

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#1430949 - 17/08/2017 10:02 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Latest MetEye still maintains decent chance of show, but confines it to Friday and overnight into early Saturday morning now. But widens the areas of snow (now Goulburn N through to the BM's a chance). Dang. If anything, an overnight stay in Crookwell / Oberon should see a decent chance of some flakes. Possibly the last time for this year too.

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#1430965 - 17/08/2017 12:16 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Meteye can't make its mind up... now got snow over Orange 1am to 7am, it was the complete opposite before!
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#1430966 - 17/08/2017 12:24 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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You can see the low getting squashed on the satellite as it comes up against the force field that has sheltered most of nsw and qld from fronts. Disconcerting as this is likely the last throw of the dice for a penetrative front
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#1430968 - 17/08/2017 12:40 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: davidm]
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Originally Posted By: davidm
Meteye can't make its mind up... now got snow over Orange 1am to 7am, it was the complete opposite before!


Reflects the dynamic nature of this system...MetEye is human produced so better reflects the chances?

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#1430970 - 17/08/2017 13:16 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino

Reflects the dynamic nature of this system...MetEye is human produced so better reflects the chances?


Is it? Thought it was all automated
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#1430973 - 17/08/2017 13:35 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: Kino

Reflects the dynamic nature of this system...MetEye is human produced so better reflects the chances?


Is it? Thought it was all automated


Quote:
MetEye is able to show maps of weather observations and the official forecasts produced by the Bureau of Meteorology. This is quite different to other map based systems which often show automatically generated, computer model data. MetEye forecast maps have been adjusted by our meteorologists to better represent expected weather. See the "About MetEye" page for further information.


MetEye FAQ


Edited by Kino (17/08/2017 13:38)

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#1430974 - 17/08/2017 13:39 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino

Neat! Thanks smile
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#1430989 - 17/08/2017 15:37 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Yep I like the human intervention - not always right BUT I place a lot of stock in people using experience & knowledge to evaluate something. smile

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#1431003 - 17/08/2017 16:42 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Big downgrade in temps across Sydney for tomorrow.
Penrith only going for 13 now. Richmond 14.
Snow above 800 metres on the CT's.


Edited by Homer (17/08/2017 16:45)

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#1431006 - 17/08/2017 16:53 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Wind pretty damned cool already - will only get cooler over the next 12 hours or more smile

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#1431009 - 17/08/2017 17:56 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Homer]
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Big downgrade in temps across Sydney for tomorrow.
Penrith only going for 13 now. Richmond 14.
Snow above 800 metres on the CT's.


Yeah this event looks to be focused on tomorrow PM and overnight now frown

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#1431010 - 17/08/2017 18:13 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
Big downgrade in temps across Sydney for tomorrow.
Penrith only going for 13 now. Richmond 14.
Snow above 800 metres on the CT's.


Yeah this event looks to be focused on tomorrow PM and overnight now frown


What's wrong with that? Better chances of lower level snow at night.
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#1431013 - 17/08/2017 18:25 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Originally Posted By: Homer
Big downgrade in temps across Sydney for tomorrow.
Penrith only going for 13 now. Richmond 14.
Snow above 800 metres on the CT's.


Yeah this event looks to be focused on tomorrow PM and overnight now frown


What's wrong with that? Better chances of lower level snow at night.


Harder to get there. Better chances of falls though, yes.

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#1431016 - 17/08/2017 18:33 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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MetEye just been updated - they are forecasting snow nearly all day tomorrow near Oberon, Crookwell, Shooters Hill and Orange. At this stage everything stays west of the ranges. Katoomba with a very outside chance of a few flakes.

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#1431024 - 17/08/2017 18:49 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Originally Posted By: Homer
Big downgrade in temps across Sydney for tomorrow.
Penrith only going for 13 now. Richmond 14.
Snow above 800 metres on the CT's.


Yeah this event looks to be focused on tomorrow PM and overnight now frown


What's wrong with that? Better chances of lower level snow at night.


Harder to get there. Better chances of falls though, yes.


I didn't think of it like that.. yep driving to the snow at night and seeing snow at night isn't the most enticing thing.
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#1431028 - 17/08/2017 18:56 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
Big downgrade in temps across Sydney for tomorrow.
Penrith only going for 13 now. Richmond 14.
Snow above 800 metres on the CT's.


Yeah this event looks to be focused on tomorrow PM and overnight now frown


What's wrong with that? Better chances of lower level snow at night.


Harder to get there. Better chances of falls though, yes.


Yep.
That's what I thought your sad face meant.
Same for me.

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#1431053 - 18/08/2017 06:18 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Nothing here so far, temp only got down to 3.6c
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#1431055 - 18/08/2017 06:40 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Nice heavy showers coming through atm - if these hit higher ground would be some heavy snow in them.

3.3mm / 3.5c
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#1431072 - 18/08/2017 09:12 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Still hovering around 3.3c, 5.1mm rain so far. Can tell the sky wants to snow. smile
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#1431078 - 18/08/2017 10:00 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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so jealous! Hope you see a decent dump, MetEye still likes you for tonight.

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#1431088 - 18/08/2017 11:23 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Some every so slight drizzly sleet occasionally floating listlessly in the wind, but mostly just drizzle now smile

4.9c / 7.4mm. Had a low of 2.6c at 09:47
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#1431091 - 18/08/2017 11:38 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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#1431095 - 18/08/2017 11:49 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: muminbathurst]
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#1431099 - 18/08/2017 11:53 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Nice video muminbathurst, looks nice but also windy and bleak which isn't so nice.
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#1431101 - 18/08/2017 11:55 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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so dam jealous, if my partner wasn't working I'd be there frown never seen snow.

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#1431107 - 18/08/2017 12:07 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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That damn wind is MIGHTY fresh.

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#1431116 - 18/08/2017 12:41 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Snowing at shooters ATM. Small flakes .
Now getting bigger flakes . 0 degrees on car temp .

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#1431118 - 18/08/2017 12:43 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Cheers]
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Originally Posted By: Cheers
Snowing at shooters ATM. Small flakes .
Now getting bigger flakes . 0 degrees on car temp .


Cheers grin

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#1431120 - 18/08/2017 12:48 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Should be shorts n t shirt weather at Shooters I reckon, possibility of a light breeze. grin

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#1431121 - 18/08/2017 12:52 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: DaveM]
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Should be shorts n t shirt weather at Shooters I reckon, possibility of a light breeze. grin



LOL

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#1431125 - 18/08/2017 13:19 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Weatherzone are reporting snow in the BM's. Can anyone confirm?

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#1431126 - 18/08/2017 13:23 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Weatherzone are reporting snow in the BM's. Can anyone confirm?


All Wunderground stations in the upper mountains are around 4c atm, seems unlikely just yet. I'd be very surprised if no flakes later though.
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#1431127 - 18/08/2017 13:25 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Blizz saw some snow showers in Blackheath this morning.
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#1431128 - 18/08/2017 13:28 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Blizz saw some snow showers in Blackheath this morning.


Oh - where is Blizz these days???? Wasn't he on here?

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#1431129 - 18/08/2017 13:29 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Blizz saw some snow showers in Blackheath this morning.


Oh - where is Blizz these days???? Wasn't he on here?


Yeah, used to be on here. He has his own weather page on fb and posts on a different forum.
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#1431130 - 18/08/2017 13:34 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Cheers, I'll join his FB page then smile

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#1431132 - 18/08/2017 13:36 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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search up Blackheath Weather. smile


Edited by Wave Rider (18/08/2017 13:36)
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#1431137 - 18/08/2017 13:58 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Heavy showers coming through here now. Got some icy splats in me ear'ole when outside.

This will drop snow around Yetholme/Sunny corner for sure.

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#1431139 - 18/08/2017 14:16 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Snowing nicely at Oberon caravan park but not settling yet .

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#1431141 - 18/08/2017 14:35 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Stopped snowing for now here at caravan park. Temp 4.2

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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]
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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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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]
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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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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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#1431231 - 19/08/2017 14:35 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Went up to the OP today, no snow falling but plenty of it around and there was sunshine too which looked really nice with the snow.
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#1431241 - 19/08/2017 15:54 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Went up to the OP today, no snow falling but plenty of it around and there was sunshine too which looked really nice with the snow.


Any pictures??
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#1431243 - 19/08/2017 16:08 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Yeah I'll post some a bit later. smile
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#1431245 - 19/08/2017 16:17 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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A long line of showers some with thunder moving from south to north just off the coast,some could be clipping the coast north of Newcastle.
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#1431258 - 19/08/2017 18:35 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Edited by Wave Rider (19/08/2017 18:36)
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#1431260 - 19/08/2017 18:38 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Nice stuff WR.
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#1431263 - 19/08/2017 19:37 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Yeh, great photos WR!!!
That's pretty special to be able to see that considering you saw no snow falling!!


Edited by Homer (19/08/2017 19:38)

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#1431265 - 19/08/2017 19:46 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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OP rum
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#1431266 - 19/08/2017 20:25 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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EddyG,It looks like you are getting some moderate to heavy showers clipping the coast in your area and further north at the moment,I wish we could get a good drop inland here south of Cessnock.


Edited by Stormy3 (19/08/2017 20:25)
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#1431268 - 19/08/2017 20:49 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Good stuff WR, thanks for posting. I see from the GPS coordinates on Flickr that's Shooter's Hill.

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Those showers are clipping Sydney's East now.

Sydney.com sees more or less average temps for the next couple of weeks: Sydney 15 day forecast

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#1431269 - 19/08/2017 21:10 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Great stuff WR so jealous!

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#1431270 - 19/08/2017 21:23 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Icy cold wind driven rain. Fantastic
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#1431271 - 19/08/2017 21:30 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Thanks everyone.

Homer- Yeah I felt very lucky, especially given that the sun came out.

Steve- It actually isn't at "the" Shooters Hill on top of the hill, but actually just east on the main road about 1250m ASL. I didn't realise I was so close to Shooters Hill until I went home and looked at Google Earth with the coordinates of my photos.
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#1431312 - 20/08/2017 18:06 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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I am just back in Sydney after a weekend away out Oberon way.

Snow on the ground over quite a wide area early on, the most snow I seen on the ground was not far from Hampton on the way towards Jenolan just after the Oberon turn off, the road up there was white over, no tarmac to be seen and the trees white over with wind blown snow, cleared when dropping down towards Jenolan Caves, good snow again after the climb back out of Jenolan towards Edith.

Snow around the Black Springs area also and went for a bit of a walk around there which was really nice.

Had a snow ball fight with my son and built a small snow man.

Good frost in Oberon this morning, good weekend away.


Edited by Jon77 (20/08/2017 18:07)

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#1431343 - 21/08/2017 09:13 Re: NSW Sth - Widespread snow event and very strong winds 18-19 August 2017 [Re: Kino]
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I went up Mt Canobolas yesterday and there was still snow settled on the southern side up near the top.

Also snow under any shaded spot - eg trees.

Plenty of people up there enjoying a bit of snow.

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