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#1500166 - 04/06/2019 20:03 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: yep]
Ken Kato Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
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Originally Posted By: yep
9 News says.. "Snow was last recorded in Queensland in 2015 and 1984"...
I assume they mean settled snow, but is the report right? Is it as rare as that?

In terms of snowfall (whether or not it's produced accumulations on the ground), there's been many other years where snow's been observed in SE QLD.

On average, SE QLD (if you include the Downs) receives one to two snowfalls per year but that can vary a fair bit from year to year e.g. the past half a decade has seen an absence of snowfalls except for 2015.

2015 and 1984 produced the deepest accumulations in the region in more recent decades but there's been a number of big accumulations before then. You can see many past reports here: http://www.weatherarmidale.com/qldsnowtable.htm

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#1500167 - 04/06/2019 20:16 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
yep Offline
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Thanks!

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#1500170 - 04/06/2019 22:00 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
CirrusFibratus Offline
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Loc: Strathpine, QLD
Immensely windy today, when I arrived at work in the morning I could barely close the door it was so strong.

Unfortunately 2 of the 3 cups on the anemometer have disappeared somehow, so couldn't get very accurate readings at home. (Not that I'm implying this event is related laugh)
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#1500181 - 05/06/2019 07:10 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Lani Offline
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Registered: 29/01/2011
Posts: 1268
Loc: Jimbour, QLD
Love that snow report Ken. I know Bunya Mountains had snow in 2006 as well. I was working at Bell at the time and saw the photo’s of the Bunya’s.
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#1500187 - 05/06/2019 08:11 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
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Loc: Wynnum
WYNNUM NORTH ( 27.4S 153.2E ) - WEATHER

DATE...5 JUN 2019 TIME..0800

CURRENT TEMPERATURE...12.4C
CURRENT HUMIDITY........66%
CURRENT DEW POINT....... 6C
CURRENT WIND DIR/SPEED..WNW 11Kph
CURRENT MSL PRESSURE...1019.9Hpa
CURRENT VISIBILITY......35KM
CURRENT WEATHER.........2/8 cloud, increasing.
RAIN SINCE 0900 TUESDAY..0.0mm

SUMMARY LAST 24 HOURS -
YESTERDAY'S MAX TEMP........15.7C
THIS MORNING'S MIN TEMP..... 7.8C
THIS MORNING'S GRASS MIN.... 7.6C
AVERAGE 24 HOUR DEW POINT.... 4C
AVERAGE 24 HOUR MSLP.......1016.2Hpa
LAST 24 HOURS MAX WIND GUST..NW 55Kph at 1507
LAST 24 HOURS WEATHER....Winds abated overnight. High cloud now increasing from NW.

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#1500190 - 05/06/2019 08:58 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Mike Hauber Offline
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Registered: 13/07/2007
Posts: 3817
Loc: Buderim
Interesting comment from the list Ken posted:

Quote:
In addition, when sleet is reported at centers such as Wallangarra (840 meters) or Stanthorpe (800 meters), snow
may have fallen unobserved on the surrounding mountains. For example those adjacent to the Donnybrook
State forest, which rise to 1300 meters in altitude. These areas are inaccessible and some distance from habitation.
There have been 26 sleet days in the past 137 years.

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#1500194 - 05/06/2019 09:19 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
ozone doug Offline
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Loc: Roma SW QLD Eye to the West...
Cirrus Fibratus . I found a eBay store in Au for parts for cheap weather station parts that i have bought from.
https://www.ebay.com.au/str/ozweathercenter
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#1500195 - 05/06/2019 09:23 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Multiversity Offline
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Registered: 28/03/2017
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Loc: Brisbane Inner West
Great discussion about snow in Queensland.

Has anybody read/heard First Australian/ Early European settler reports of snow in Qld?

I've heard reports of snow on Biggenden Bluff and Eungella Range but not sure about the veracity.
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#1500223 - 05/06/2019 14:14 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
gleno71 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2007
Posts: 1868
Loc: Australia
Hey all, im down in NSW at the moment, thought I would share a photo from yesterdays snow at Shooters Hill, just of Oberon. At least 10-15cm fell here.
Glad to hear northern NSW got some decent falls as well.

Snowed in by Glen Anderson, on Flickr

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#1500229 - 05/06/2019 16:23 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
TWEEDSTORM Offline
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Registered: 08/01/2012
Posts: 1044
Loc: Tweed Heads NSW
Great shot Gleno . . Really captured the mood in that one, a long way from where I'd rather be however😁

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#1500230 - 05/06/2019 16:27 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Nic_Bri Offline
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Registered: 03/08/2016
Posts: 44
Loc: Mt Gravatt East
Lovely photo Gleno!

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#1500231 - 05/06/2019 16:29 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Ken Kato Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
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Awesome pic as always Glen.

BTW if anyone's interested, here's a photo of the QLD snow accumulations that occurred in the Girraween region just south of where I was in Eukey near Stanthorpe (but just snowfalls where I was with no accumulation except on my jacket):

https://www.stanthorpeborderpost.com.au/news/snow-changes-the-mood/3745207/

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#1500232 - 05/06/2019 16:37 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
NotsohopefulPete Offline
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Registered: 24/12/2008
Posts: 1405
Loc: Toowoomba
Accidentally clicked on MT Stapylton and it's back. Almost fell off my chair. Some showers about. Great reporting everyone. Much more pleasant day today.

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#1500233 - 05/06/2019 17:24 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Multiversity Offline
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Registered: 28/03/2017
Posts: 216
Loc: Brisbane Inner West
Certainly are showers about to west and offshore. That was an awesome afternoon sky - cumulus with some build and fast moving cirrus above that.
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#1500237 - 05/06/2019 19:09 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Warwick Eye2Sky Offline
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Registered: 31/08/2010
Posts: 1254
Loc: Warwick, QLD
After a cold morning around freezing this morning with frost, we now have a good moderate rain falling ATM. Showers have been teasing us for most of the afternoon just to our south. Love the changeable weather pattern ATM. Was in Toowoomba all afternoon yesterday and boy was it cold in the wind!
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#1500242 - 05/06/2019 20:22 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
Seabreeze Offline
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Registered: 18/09/2005
Posts: 10670
Loc: SWR
Awesome work Ken and Gleno!
Gallery of 145 photos of the snow here: https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/6198027/snow-joke-see-your-photos-of-the-snow/
A couple of snow reports in the Guyra and Surrounds snow thread too: http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthrea..._ch#Post1500022

Chilly day yesterday with the gusty winds. 0.2mm in the 24hrs to 9am from brief light rain late yesterday afternoon. We were basically as far north as the recordable rain got. Contrasting conditions on the MNC, with the northern MNC getting very little to no rain while the far southern MNC had falls up to 116mm.

Today had some spitting rain, just enough to manage 0.2mm since 9am.

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#1500249 - 05/06/2019 23:05 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: ozone doug]
CirrusFibratus Offline
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Registered: 17/09/2015
Posts: 477
Loc: Strathpine, QLD
Originally Posted By: ozone doug
Cirrus Fibratus . I found a eBay store in Au for parts for cheap weather station parts that i have bought from.
https://www.ebay.com.au/str/ozweathercenter

Thanks very much for that doug, you just saved me over a hundred bucks right there!
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#1502739 - 13/07/2019 12:09 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
NicholasO Offline
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Registered: 29/12/2007
Posts: 113
Loc: Forest Lake, Brisbane
If looking for a history of snow in SE Qld go to: http://www.weatherarmidale.com/Qldsnow1.htm

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#1502740 - 13/07/2019 12:14 Re: SEQLD/NENSW - Highland Snow (inc. QLD snow near Stanthorpe) and Very Gusty Winds - Tue 4th June 2019 [Re: yep]
NicholasO Offline
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Registered: 29/12/2007
Posts: 113
Loc: Forest Lake, Brisbane
For a history of snow in SE Qld, go to: http://www.weatherarmidale.com/Qldsnow1.htm
You will find detailed information there

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