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By johnboy 17 August 2012 53

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We’re getting a lot of reports of snow coming in.

If you get a picture be sure to send it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Above the view from The Eagle’s Nest.

Below a slideshow of reader submitted photos.

Also this video rather captures the mood of the city:


More video by Danman:


This warning from the Bureau:

Issued at 10:57 am EST on Friday 17 August 2012.
Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers with snow to 700 metres, and strong westerly winds are expected during Friday. Areas likely to be affected include the Australian Capital Territory, Riverina, Lower Western, Central West Slopes & Plains, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Southern Tablelands and Central Tablelands forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.


Gspira took this in Lyneham:

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Overheard 9:58 am 19 Aug 12

bigfeet said :

Mr Gillespie said :

They say it’s going to snow again this afternoon, well, I’m still waiting for my snow here!

Only people who embrace the wonder of a plastic-bagless society are entitled to snow.

That is how global-warming works.

Brilliant! You should give tutorials. Or consult to the Climate Change department’s outreach and education program!! This is the best and most succinct commentary on the subject I’ve seen to date.

Three post nutbag.

Overheard 9:56 am 19 Aug 12

Madam Cholet said :

After last Wednesday’s beautiful warm temperatures (compared to other days in winter tat s) I was so hopeful that the cold was soon going to be a distant memory. Not o be obviously. The upside is tat I got down to the coast and it was a lovely warm 17 degrees so I didn’t freeze for the whole day at least!

Snap! Saturday in Canberra and the coast were freezing. Today in the Eurobodalla Nature Coast Hinterland, it’s shorts, t-shirts, thongs and sunshine up the wazoo.

Says the bloke who was observing how preoccupied people are with discussing the weather. Off to the docks to find a large fish to slap myself over the head with……. 😉

Overheard 9:53 am 19 Aug 12

Jethro said :

Look who I’m talking to.

Comedy gold!

Overheard 9:53 am 19 Aug 12

SnapperJack said :

Remember “global warming”? Looks like we are heading into the third cold, rainy summer in a row. The climate change believers are starting to look like a priests preaching to a church which has lost its congregation.

Your third grade teacher will explain the flaws in that statement on Monday morning if you ask her nicely.

Actually, that’s being pretty harsh on third-graders. They’re generally a bit more switched on than that.

milkman 7:26 am 18 Aug 12

liability said :

A bit late I know, but it was snowing reasonably heavily and consistently as I drove between Goulburn and Canberra past Lake George around 11am this morning.

The snow was so heavy I had to slow down to the speed limit!

LOL 🙂

yellowsnow 11:35 pm 17 Aug 12

liability said :

The snow was so heavy I had to slow down to the speed limit!

Ah … spoken like a true Canberran

bigfeet 10:42 pm 17 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

They say it’s going to snow again this afternoon, well, I’m still waiting for my snow here!

Only people who embrace the wonder of a plastic-bagless society are entitled to snow.

That is how global-warming works.

Bom records guru 9:41 pm 17 Aug 12

troll-sniffer said :

Well all you modern types, you youngsters you. Canberra’s best ever snow (in caucasian history albeit) was in August(?) 1965. It lay on the ground in drifts so deep, a hamster would have needed to make a tunnel. It piled up against obstacles where the wind couldn’t dislodge it in mounds up to, heck, a foot or two deep. It turned this once beautiful city into a white wasteland for a good couple of days, until the beginnings of global warming sent it packing in the direction of the Murray. Never since has the nation’s capital be subjected to such a feathery, fleecy, fluffy, frosty, powdery onslaught, and I doubt it will ever see the likes of that great day ever again.

Actually, if you really want to go back into history, July 1949 (around the 20th) saw an even more impressive event – snowed on and off for two days with 20 centimetres or so all up. I haven’t gone looking for them but I imagine there would be some photos from the Canberra Times on the National Library website.

The Bureau’s database doesn’t distinguish between falling and settling snow so it’s a bit hard to get a handle on how often the latter occurs, but a couple of times a decade for a city-wide settled fall is probably a reasonable estimate – ones in my recollection include the aforementioned October 1987 and May 2000 falls which would definitely rank as the two most significant of the last 30 years, with smaller events in July 1982, July 1990 and June 1993 (and perhaps others I’ve missed after I left town in 1994). Canberra’s not a particularly favoured location for big dumps of snow because the coldest outbreaks are usually from the southwest and in southwesterlies the Brindabellas block a lot of the moisture (which is why we missed out in July 1984 which was otherwise the biggest NSW snow event of the last 40 years – fell all the way up into the southern ranges of Queensland).

Incidentally, I don’t know if anyone remembers the person (whom I was at school with at the time) who got on the TV news skiing across the lawns of Parliament House in the October 1987 event; he’s now a very well-known ACT business identity. Wonder if the footage still exists?

astrojax 9:12 pm 17 Aug 12

i was meeting with some colleagues from png – they was right chuffed to see snow, lemme tell ya!!

HenryBG 7:48 pm 17 Aug 12

Jethro said :

HenryBG said :

SnapperJack said :

Remember “global warming”? Looks like we are heading into the third cold, rainy summer in a row. The climate change believers are starting to look like a priests preaching to a church which has lost its congregation.

Yes, because an average global increase of 1.2 degrees means it shouldn’t snow ever, anywhere. Especially not in the middle of winter. No sirree.

Are you deniers *really* as dim is you sound when you make these sorts of retarded comments?

The conditions in any one part of the world are obviously only local conditions, but still, have you seen the state of the Arctic ice cap this year?
http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/files/2012/08/Sea_Ice_Extent.png

Don’t feed the troll.

Jethro said :

Look who I’m talking to.

Come on, it’s a teaching opportunity not to be missed.

There are still plenty of people out there whose confidence in their own understanding of the climate change issue exceeds their ability to understand the issue. (And that goes for the lefties just as much as it does for the Rightards).

And every time we get to point at the simple truths of the matter, it will chip away just that little bit more at their misplaced confidence in the rubbish they believe.
That’s the Rightards I’m referring to. The lefties are far more resistant to facts, so there may be no hope for them.

Wasn’t there some leftie dimwit on here recently trying to tell us that CO2 from the burning of coal was less harmful than CO2 from the burning of wood?

No matter how stupid the Rightards are, there’s aways a leftie to trump them.

liability 6:46 pm 17 Aug 12

A bit late I know, but it was snowing reasonably heavily and consistently as I drove between Goulburn and Canberra past Lake George around 11am this morning.

The snow was so heavy I had to slow down to the speed limit!

Madam Cholet 6:34 pm 17 Aug 12

After last Wednesday’s beautiful warm temperatures (compared to other days in winter tat s) I was so hopeful that the cold was soon going to be a distant memory. Not o be obviously. The upside is tat I got down to the coast and it was a lovely warm 17 degrees so I didn’t freeze for the whole day at least!

troll-sniffer 5:45 pm 17 Aug 12

SnapperJack said :

Remember “global warming”? Looks like we are heading into the third cold, rainy summer in a row. The climate change believers are starting to look like a priests preaching to a church which has lost its congregation.

Yep, the uneducated rise to the top like three week old cream yet again. A couple of minutes’ research will tell you that the symptoms of global warming are wilder swings in the weather pattern which can include colder snaps as well as longer hotter ones. Still, wouldn’t want you to part ideology with Alan Jones and his ilk would we?

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