Snow outside the Snowies

Posted by: Yowie

Snow outside the Snowies - 17/07/2019 17:42

I'm after a list (if possible) of towns in Australia that get snow at least once every couple of years or so that are NOT in the Snowies.

Guyra and Katoomba are two examples that generally get a dusting a couple of times a year. I'm sure there are more, but I'm not sure where to find this information.

Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Snow outside the Snowies - 18/07/2019 17:43

Liaweene in Tas.
Posted by: Steve777

Re: Snow outside the Snowies - 19/07/2019 18:10

Most locations in NSW above about 900 metres would get snow a couple of times year. Snow occasionally falls as low as 600 metres in the Central Tablelands.

It might pay to have a look at a topographic map with contours.

You might also want to look through the snow forum on this site, especially the 'event' threads.

NSW Central Tablelands: Orange, Lithgow, Blue Mountains town's from Leura to Mt Victoria. Oberon and nearby localities / villages. Black Springs. Crookwell further South.

NSW Southern Tablelands / Highlands: Goulburn and Canberra (about 550-650 metres) get snow every few years. Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale and Robertson in the Southern Highands (about 700 metres) get snow about once every couple of years.

New England: In the North, snow is less frequent but Armadale, Glen Innes and nearby small towns get occasional snow.

The Barrington Tops, North of the Hunter, get snow most years, but there are no towns.

Residents from the above areas or ant town that receives snow might want to add or correct.
Posted by: DerekHV

Re: Snow outside the Snowies - 21/07/2019 18:01

I was only just reading that a ski slope was going to be built at the Barrington Tops, 1500 metres, just north of where I live.
The land was cleared and has since regrown.
It snows there every year, but nobody lives there. (criminal Malcolm Naden was hiding up there for a few years though).
You often hear of it snowing in Tassie down to 400-500 metres, which is rare in NSW, so no doubt it is more frequent down there.
Ballarat in Victoria is a large sized town that gets snow as well.