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-8 overnight!

By johnboy - 29 July 2011 79

tuggeranong creek

The cycle into the Eagle’s Nest this morning was spectacular and bracing.

The Weather Channel reports that it got down to -8 overnight, the coldest in 17 years.

Todd sent in these pictures of Tuggeranong Creek frozen over.

frozen tuggeranong creek

tuggeranong creek

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79 Responses to
-8 overnight!
Watson 2:30 pm 29 Jul 11

johnboy said :

creating a pleasing layered ice effect?

Fortunately we don’t get frozen water pipes here. Where I lived until I my late 20s that was a common occurence every winter. I once flooded a student house because the pipes were frozen, but I didn’t believe it until I’d opened every tap in the house and got no water. And then I went home for the weekend… The pipes defrosted and the water was apparently running down the stairs. Good old days. Landlord never charged me for any damage.

nobody 2:25 pm 29 Jul 11

yellowsnow said :

not to worry, according to climate change science, everything is either proof or the consequence of global warming.

A hot day, you bet, it’s definitely getting warmer; there won’t be any more snow in Australia soon. Drought, yep, we won’t be getting any more flooding rains; we’ll run out of water soon so let’s invest in desal plants. Flooding rains — oh wait, those were predicated by climate change models too. Unprecedented snow falls — oh of course that’s proof of climate change too, an obscure Russian scientist once wrote a paper about it and it happened the way he said it would. Coldest winter in decades — well, that’s caused by La Nina, which is more intense now because of overall global warming, which explains the colder temperatures as well as hotter ones. The GFC — well, the hotter than normal temperatures in the 2000s made US economists and investors act irrationally, which ultimately led to economic collapse

See? Climate change is kinda like a modern day bible for green/left leaning types — it can be twisted/quoted to explain everything, because it is ultimately based on a theory which has transcended the realm of scientific inquiry to become deeply-held faith

We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late. The science is clear. The global warming debate is over. -Arnold Schwarzenegger 2006

molongloid 2:23 pm 29 Jul 11

Cheap said :

Does anyone remember when it was -11?

I was pretty sure there was a -11 early in the season in 2006. It was just before I went on a trip to Europe. My hosts were telling me to rug up because it’s colder than Australia, and I wanted to show them that it gets cold here too. I guess not.

yellowsnow 2:18 pm 29 Jul 11

not to worry, according to climate change science, everything is either proof or the consequence of global warming.

A hot day, you bet, it’s definitely getting warmer; there won’t be any more snow in Australia soon. Drought, yep, we won’t be getting any more flooding rains; we’ll run out of water soon so let’s invest in desal plants. Flooding rains — oh wait, those were predicated by climate change models too. Unprecedented snow falls — oh of course that’s proof of climate change too, an obscure Russian scientist once wrote a paper about it and it happened the way he said it would. Coldest winter in decades — well, that’s caused by La Nina, which is more intense now because of overall global warming, which explains the colder temperatures as well as hotter ones. The GFC — well, the hotter than normal temperatures in the 2000s made US economists and investors act irrationally, which ultimately led to economic collapse

See? Climate change is kinda like a modern day bible for green/left leaning types — it can be twisted/quoted to explain everything, because it is ultimately based on a theory which has transcended the realm of scientific inquiry to become deeply-held faith

johnboy 2:13 pm 29 Jul 11

creating a pleasing layered ice effect?

Me no fry 2:09 pm 29 Jul 11

Ice-covered water on winter mornings used to be quite common here in the 70’s and 80’s – now it happens relatively infrequently (for whatever reason) and is noteworthy when it does happen.

I remember (Grampa Simpson story alert) living in Yarralumla in the late 70’s. One winter morning in 1978 was so cold the water in the toilet bowl was covered in ice so thick the toilet could not be used. But of course I only discovered that after I had used it.

Cheap 2:07 pm 29 Jul 11

Does anyone remember when it was -11?

troll-sniffer 1:28 pm 29 Jul 11

Captain RAAF said :

Global warming at work……….hang on?

Weather fluctuations have no bearing on or relation to climate. Climate simple shifts their severity and overall trends one way or another. It’s perfectly possible to have record cold spells in a warming climate.

Watson 1:20 pm 29 Jul 11

Captain RAAF said :

Global warming at work……….hang on?

Woohoo! A few frosty nights have proven that global warming is BS! Rejoice! Someone should let Julia know. There’s no way I’m going to pay that $10 carbon tax a week now, because it was -8 this morning!

Captain RAAF 1:09 pm 29 Jul 11

Global warming at work……….hang on?

cobberas63 12:44 pm 29 Jul 11

Yup, the Super Roubaix was working hard this morning 🙂

redmelon 11:27 am 29 Jul 11

-8 in Canberra, and only 0 in Thredbo.

I love winter! Crisp, cool days.

colourful sydney rac 11:24 am 29 Jul 11

It was a great morning for a walk across the bridge into the city 🙂

Holden Caulfield 11:23 am 29 Jul 11

Elders can only muster up a -7.7°C at 7:30am -> http://www.eldersweather.com.au/obshist.jsp?lt=site&lc=70351

Pretty bloody fresh either way!

Thumper 10:52 am 29 Jul 11

Just wonderful wasn’t it? A stunningly beautiful morning.

Just another reason why one should live in Canberra.

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