Returned home from the Northern Tablelands trip about 3.30pm yesterday (16th) but was too tired to get photos ready.
Got to Ben Lomond about 1.30pm Wed then chased some snowy looking clouds between there and Guyra. Headed a few ks out the Inverell Road where a better looking area of precip was interesting. Temp was 3-4 but soon after the rain started it dropped to 1 then big snowflakes started. I followed this back into Guyra where the snow persisted enough to cover everything white by 3.30pm
Apert from a few flurries no more snow fell until late afternoon. I went back to Ben Lomond where I was to meet Rodney and family later. A couple of cm of snow had fallen there.
Heavy snow started about 9pm. It was a real blizzard for a while. Martha from the Argus Newspaper was back from dinner so went to say hello and have a coffee in Guyra. The drive along the New England Highway was hazardous to say the least - no wonder police closed the road further north! No pics of that but on video.
I headed back to Ben Lomond as Rodney Wallbridge and family had arrived and set up camp. I stayed in the car for the night which was cosy enough lol
Not much snow fell after about 11pm.
Morning finally allowed the extent of snow to be viewed. Some places had a really solid 5-6cm cover or perhaps more but most areas around Ben Lomond had about 4cm by the looks. I try to measure where it accumulates on posts etc.
Along Inn Road and in town Ben Lomond:
I met up with Sam Mac and his two brothers in Ben Lomond and we headed along the Maybole Road to the north for a look
Back in Ben Lomond late morning with Rodney and family
Potentially there could have been a lot more snow cover but it was still a terrific event. Got to test out my new car too.