Once-in-century October snow across South Australia

Once-in-century October snow across SA

October 11, 2012

Rare at any time, there has been October snow across some southern areas of South Australia.

The weather bureau in Adelaide said the last reports of snowfall in the Adelaide and neighbouring Mount Lofty Ranges region in October were a century ago.
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Snow blankets the greater Sydney region

12 October, 2012

Snow has fallen across a large part of NSW and the ACT, closing roads and disrupting public transport.

Goulburn residents woke to snow this morning, as did people in Katoomba, Mt Blackheath, Mt Victoria and Mittagong. There have been reports of snow in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands, while Canberra has received 10 centimetres.
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Snow hits Australia in the middle of Spring

12 October, 2012

A cold snap has covered parts of Australia’s east coast with a blanket of snow, in the middle of spring.

Motorists were left stranded in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, while power lines were downed, trees uprooted and ferries cancelled due to high winds and hail in coastal areas.

Residents in Katoomba described the snowfall as the heaviest they had seen.
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Earliest snow on record blankets Poconos, Penn State

Earliest snow on record blankets Poconos, Penn State

16 October 2009

…The snowfall hit three days before the previous record there, set on Oct. 18, 1901, when only one-tenth of an inch fell…


European cold snap kills four in Poland

European cold snap kills four in Poland

October 16, 2009

A cold snap with unseasonable early snow storms killed at least four Poles, cut off power and heating to hundreds of thousands and caused traffic chaos across central Europe, media reported.

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Des Moines: Chilly weather follows record early snowfall

Chilly weather follows record early snowfall

October 11, 2009

…While the cold wasn’t unusual, the snow certainly was, said Craig Cogil, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Johnston. The first snow of autumn set a record. The Des Moines airport recorded 1.1 inches of snow Saturday morning, the earliest more than an inch of snow has fallen in the capital city since records began in 1884. The previous record was Oct. 20, 1916…


Australia: Cold snap set to bring snow in Spring

Cold snap set to bring snow in Spring

October 05, 2009

VICTORIANS have been warned to brace for a springtime cold snap, with freak conditions to bring rain and snow.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts temperatures will drop to the low teens tomorrow and Wednesday as a front blows in from southwestern Tasmania.

“We will have a couple of days where we will struggle to get above the low to mid teens and there will be snow down to 600 or 800 metres,” forecaster Peter Newham said.

He said heavy snow in early spring had been rare in the past 50 years.

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