johnboy 17 August 2012 53


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

If you get a picture be sure to send it in to .

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 Overheard 1:15 pm 17 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Funny how the ground NEVER turns white

At least one of those very fine photos suggests that yeah, actually, it does. That’s snow, not shopping bags.

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 1:12 pm 17 Aug 12

Funny how the ground NEVER turns white

Overheard Overheard 1:11 pm 17 Aug 12

All my social media feeds (well, except LinkedIn) have gone into the red over this one.

Never ceases to amaze me people’s fascination with, and preoccupation with, the weather.

Seriously, if you could harness the energy of discussing the weather, you could light up this city for generations!

Pumba Pumba 12:04 pm 17 Aug 12

Yep, snow mixed with rain here at The Canberra Hospital at around 10:30.

Now clear skies – no sign of snow or rain.

roflmao roflmao 11:59 am 17 Aug 12

it snowed in gungahlin for about ten minutes

roflmao roflmao 11:58 am 17 Aug 12

Snow was fairly heavy in north canberra.

legal_chick86 legal_chick86 11:09 am 17 Aug 12

Pitchka said :

Its snowing, woopdy doo!

Some people get excited about life!

Pitchka Pitchka 10:57 am 17 Aug 12

Its snowing, woopdy doo!

Deref Deref 10:54 am 17 Aug 12

It’s been snowing for quite a while in Kaleen. Big, soggy flakes with rain in between.

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 10:53 am 17 Aug 12

Just rain here, but the 2°C air temperature gave it away

lizw lizw 10:49 am 17 Aug 12

Snow is falling in Palmerston.

niknak niknak 10:42 am 17 Aug 12

It snowed in Dickson for about 30 seconds about 15 minutes ago. At first I thought the wind was blowing white blossoms around. Couldn’t get a pic as it was over very quickly. Just raining now.

LadyxBec LadyxBec 10:41 am 17 Aug 12

It’s snowing in Civic! Sadly the camera on my phone doesn’t take good enough pictures 🙁

AlpineViper AlpineViper 10:40 am 17 Aug 12

Snow in Belconnen. Some large flakes mixed in with the heavy rain.

Sadly the rain just washed it all away, it had no chance to form on the ground.

peitab peitab 10:39 am 17 Aug 12

It’s been snowing on-and-off for about half an hour in Bruce

dtc dtc 10:39 am 17 Aug 12

Snow in Civic.

Obviously the carbon tax is working

jessieduck jessieduck 10:39 am 17 Aug 12

Looked out the window to watch the rain and low and behold it was 50% fluffy, 50% rain! Didn’t get a pic sorry.

Sean Sean 10:37 am 17 Aug 12

Flakes mixed in with the rain out here at Belconnen town centre. Not picturesque at all.

Rangi Rangi 10:35 am 17 Aug 12

I can confirm, snow at Murrumbateman it didn’t fall or last long enough for a pic

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:31 am 17 Aug 12

Via ABC radio there’s reports of snow in Murrumbateman and many parts of Gungahlin and Belconnen.

Here in Fyshwick the rain is currently a bit too heavy for snow!

Maybe you can see some here:

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