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Snow snow! (maybe)

By scottie_517 - 27 April 2008 78

Well, looks like winter’s beginning to well and truly dig its heels in…(if you couldn’t already tell after today) Below is a road weather alert issued by BOM at 4:18 today. Looks like it’s time to crack the gloves and scarves out again. Sigh.. But then again – if it’s this cold now, looks like it may be a good ski season! (The only thing that makes it worth bearing this crap weather!)

ACT ROAD WEATHER ALERT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
ACT
Issued at 1618 on Sunday the 27th of April 2008
Motorists are advised of slippery conditions on wet roads with significantly
reduced visibility at times. Snow may settle to 900 metres early Monday morning.
Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDN38200.txt

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78 Responses to
Snow snow! (maybe)
burninator 1:03 pm 28 Apr 08

I can see snow on the brindies from my window.

Skidbladnir 10:42 am 28 Apr 08

Tthe highest point in the ACT Metro (Canberra City) is the peak of Mount Majura, at 888m (Mt Ainslie is 843m).
Neither of these will see snow, even when they say “Snow down to 800m”.

Highest point in the ACT is the summit of Mt Bimberi (1840m), where you can still find snow into late October.

ant 10:24 am 28 Apr 08

Yep, quite a widespread covering on the Brindies, and also the Tidbinbillas. there’s some hills to the south that had a particularly good covering.

It rarely snows on the mountains in the city these days, due to the temperature inversion over Canberra (ie it’s too warm). Cities generate a lot of heat.

There’s often claims taht early snowfalls mean a good ski season but in recent years, it’s tended to result in the exact opposite. So hopefully it won’t be the case this winter.

moff 9:17 am 28 Apr 08

Hah! you obviously havn’t looked at the brindabella’s today…..snow everywhere

Scott 9:10 am 28 Apr 08

Oh.. No snow by the looks of it after all. My friend did just text me though and tell me she could see a light dusting somewhere in the mountains. Is this right? Can’t see them.

Thumper 7:51 am 28 Apr 08

It’s cold enough!

green_frogs_go_pop 7:36 am 28 Apr 08

i cant see snow.

and i can see the brindabellas!!

Primal 11:43 pm 27 Apr 08

Either the snow comes and lands at my front door or it didn’t happen.

Deano 9:40 pm 27 Apr 08

Right on time – ANZAC long weekend. Won’t warm up now until Rememberance Day.

Thumper 9:37 pm 27 Apr 08

Ahhh, make that uploaded….

Thumper 9:33 pm 27 Apr 08

Yep, I know. I’ve been saying it for years but no-one will listen.

1000 years maximum and we have a full on ice age.

BTW, the record is just about finished. I uplaoded some more songs today. I’ll send youm a copy when it’s complete.

I really have to give up the scotch, or cut back…

Cheers

el 9:29 pm 27 Apr 08

Thumper: Didn’t you get the memo? We’re now approaching an ice age.

And it’s still all our fault.

Scott 9:21 pm 27 Apr 08

Ah man! It appears the highest point in canberra is mount Majura at somewhere around the higher regions of 800-900m – hopefully we actually get it down that low! If not, it’ll be nice to wake up to a dusting over the hills : )

Thumper 9:18 pm 27 Apr 08

Global warming is such a bitch…

toriness 9:16 pm 27 Apr 08

let it snow
let it snow
let it snow

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