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Freak midsummer snowfall in Australia

Posted by alec8c on January 26, 2010

"Records began there in 1973 and we've never had any observations of snow there in December, January and February." — meteorologist Jane Golding.

A freak midsummer snowfall shocked many holiday visitors to the mountains of Australia’s New South Wales and Victoria states, where flurries fell for nearly three hours.

The freak summertime snow punctuated the end of Australia’s hottest decade on record and Melbourne’s hottest overnight temperature on record only one week earlier.

The BOM released a report two weeks ago that said 2009 was Australia’s second-hottest year since reliable records began in 1910.


One Response to “Freak midsummer snowfall in Australia”

  1. lindym said

    Great post Alec

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