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Blizzard warning

By johnboy - 25 May 2012 16

The Bureau of Meteorology is giving notice of foul weather:

A complex low pressure system with centres over Victoria and Bass Strait is deepening and moving slowly southeast, directing a vigorous northwest to southwesterly airstream over New South Wales. Conditions are expected to ease later Saturday as the low moves away from the region.

Winds averaging over 65 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains forecast districts and higher parts of the Australian Capital Territory Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

Very strong winds are also expected about parts of the Central Tablelands, South Coast and South West Slopes districts, although current information suggests these areas are not likely to reach the warning threshold.

Blizzard conditions are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district and Australian Capital Territory above about 1000 metres Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

Thredbo top station has reported wind gusts of 100 km/h this morning.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

If you get a striking photo of the unpleasantness send it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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16 Responses to
Blizzard warning
shauno 1:11 pm 26 May 12

Ben_Dover said :

Just been up Stromlo walking the mutts. Bit cold but not greatly so, spectacularish sky, but not photogenic. Bit of a nothing really.[/quote)

What muts have you got?

Ben_Dover 12:54 pm 26 May 12

Just been up Stromlo walking the mutts. Bit cold but not greatly so, spectacularish sky, but not photogenic. Bit of a nothing really.

Myles Peterson 12:24 pm 26 May 12

@maniac

Victims of their own success, six million copies pushed out in first few days. Game has its faults and player-base is obviously unimpressed at being used as unpaid beta testers for the first week or three.

But I’m enjoying it and the better half wants her own copy. Just the thing for chilly cold days like today.

troutfisher 7:15 pm 25 May 12

The bridge hasnt been fixed but you can still get over it. the road into Fleas creek is a bit greasy but was passable today, but I suspect if any more rain falls it may be worth not driving on it and chewing it up too much.

The roads either side of the river (left turns off Brindabella Road are closed to local traffic / resident due to the damage that was done in the floods. I spoke with someone from the Tumut Shire and they said they will reopen them when they are repaired (I suspect the Grace Road side will never be reopened to the general public regarless of the fact it is a public road maintained by a local Shire),

There are some good off road tracks as you head further towards Tumut that head off to the left into the National Park, but I am not sure of the regulations so you may have to check it out with the local shire or park rangers.

Good luck out there, its one of the great places on our backdoor

angrymotorist1 7:06 pm 25 May 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

troutfisher said :

Myself and two others fished the Goodradigbee River today at the Brindabella Valley today and it was bitterly cold. In fact I would go so far as to say it was the coldest day I have ever spent fishing out there. As we were coming home it had started to snow above 1000m (GPS) and the flakes were as big as I had ever seen,

If it keeps up overnight there will be quite a good cover up there tomorrow but the rain, snow, the clay type soil and the cold has made the road pretty slippery in many places. We were down to about 40km for a fair bit of the time/

Is the Goobradigbee bridge fixed yet or still closed? Wouldn’t mind heading up one day to do some 4×4 action or camping.

It’s open and safe to drive on, but not yet completely fixed.

wildturkeycanoe 6:51 pm 25 May 12

troutfisher said :

Myself and two others fished the Goodradigbee River today at the Brindabella Valley today and it was bitterly cold. In fact I would go so far as to say it was the coldest day I have ever spent fishing out there. As we were coming home it had started to snow above 1000m (GPS) and the flakes were as big as I had ever seen,

If it keeps up overnight there will be quite a good cover up there tomorrow but the rain, snow, the clay type soil and the cold has made the road pretty slippery in many places. We were down to about 40km for a fair bit of the time/

Is the Goobradigbee bridge fixed yet or still closed? Wouldn’t mind heading up one day to do some 4×4 action or camping.

troutfisher 5:48 pm 25 May 12

Myself and two others fished the Goodradigbee River today at the Brindabella Valley today and it was bitterly cold. In fact I would go so far as to say it was the coldest day I have ever spent fishing out there. As we were coming home it had started to snow above 1000m (GPS) and the flakes were as big as I had ever seen,

If it keeps up overnight there will be quite a good cover up there tomorrow but the rain, snow, the clay type soil and the cold has made the road pretty slippery in many places. We were down to about 40km for a fair bit of the time/

geetee 2:55 pm 25 May 12

Overheard said :

And for anyone on social media of any sort, there’s an extra warning: brace yourself for blizzard-like conditions of moaning status updates and tweets and whatevers from the weather whingers. You know, the ones that tie any sort of enjoyment of their lives to what the meteorological conditions are like. Pah!

Wow – you must know a lot of whining moaners. How could they not be enjoying today’s weather?

All my mates on Twitter/Facebook are commenting that the weather today is just lovely and they can’t wait to knock off work to go for a swim in the lake….

poetix 2:38 pm 25 May 12

Now all you people who love autumn can see what it really means. Bracing = Blizzards.

maniac 2:14 pm 25 May 12

Myles Peterson said :

Blizzard Warning

*Insert lame about server downtime in Diablo3 here*

Don’t get me started on the server downtimes for Diablo 3…

Overheard 1:50 pm 25 May 12

And for anyone on social media of any sort, there’s an extra warning: brace yourself for blizzard-like conditions of moaning status updates and tweets and whatevers from the weather whingers. You know, the ones that tie any sort of enjoyment of their lives to what the meteorological conditions are like. Pah!

Myles Peterson 1:41 pm 25 May 12

*joke

HenryBG 1:39 pm 25 May 12

“Keep clear of fallen power lines” – wow, lucky they warned me, otherwise I would have tried to pick them up.

On another note, does Andrew Bolt reckon Canberra should get all blizzards first, before the rest of the country (all the “real” people) has to experience them?

Myles Peterson 1:14 pm 25 May 12

Blizzard Warning

*Insert lame about server downtime in Diablo3 here*

dvaey 12:33 pm 25 May 12

On the bright side… the snow cams are looking good today:

http://ski.com.au/snowcams/index.html

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