Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

http://www.heraldsun.com.au
August 10, 2012

…But the cold snap is not all bad news, producing the heaviest snowfalls so far this winter over the southern ranges.

“Fresh snow over the past two days has averaged around 20cm across downhill ski resorts, the heaviest snowfall in over a month,” The Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said.

“The higher slopes of Perisher have received the most snow with around 50cm but lower resorts and slopes have only picked up about 10cm.”

Perisher Resort recorded its highest snow depth reading since 2004…

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One Response to “Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend”

  1. Elspeth Nicol

    The US is currently suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    On Monday, NOAA reported that by the end of June 55% of the continental US was in a moderate to extreme drought.

    Crops including corn and soybeans have been hit by the dry conditions, and several states have seen wildfires.

    High temperatures across much of the country in June contributed to the spread of the drought.

    As much as 80% of the US is abnormally dry, the report said, noting that the drought expanded in the West, Great Plains and Midwest areas.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18864753

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