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RE: NSW / VIC Cold Front and Isolated Showers/Snow: 27-28 April 2008
« Reply #1 on: 30 April 2008, 10:03:52 AM »
I certainly don't think there was snow in Tamworth itself. I have heard some sketchy reports of snow "near" Tamworth, but no concrete reports as yet. Does anyone know of any actual reports of snow near Tamworth at all? Given the trajectory of the cold pool passed basically right over the CTs, I would be a little surprised if there was anything that far north...

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RE: NSW / VIC Cold Front and Isolated Showers/Snow: 27-28 April 2008
« Reply #2 on: 30 April 2008, 12:32:07 PM »
Shauno,

end to agree with Matt here - can you verify the claims of snowfalls even near Tamworth? What was the source and reliability of the report?

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Re: NSW / VIC Cold Front and Isolated Showers/Snow: 27-28 April 2008
« Reply #3 on: 01 May 2008, 02:46:20 AM »
That will be an event you always remember Shauno - what great timing for your trip !

I also heard some vague report of snow in the Tamworth area but can't recall the source now.

The cold air has resulted in many very low minimums 29th and 30th April - no doubt quite a few records have been set - only checked locally so far and Casino certainly had its lowest April temp (4.5 on the half hourly obs) and that site has 100 years of data.

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Re: NSW / VIC Cold Front and Isolated Showers/Snow: 27-28 April 2008
« Reply #4 on: 02 May 2008, 07:46:30 AM »
Shauno,

Tend to agree with Matt here - can you verify the claims of snowfalls even near Tamworth? What was the source and reliability of the report?

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Hi Jimmy,
I cant really verify the claims myself. I did hear it from a friend who lives there but how reliable or accurate it is I don't know? Maybe it was only showery-sleet?

That will be an event you always remember Shauno - what great timing for your trip !

I also heard some vague report of snow in the Tamworth area but can't recall the source now.

Hi Michael, 
Thanks, yeah I will never forget it thats for sure! I only wish I could have jumped off the train and grabbed my camera. But oh well these things happen. On the bright side, it made a usually mundane journey very enjoyable and interesting! :)
I would have liked to test the air temps on the higher mountains at the time. The train windows were freezing cold to the touch and I'd guess the air temps were getting down into the single figures or low minuses at times.

Did the temperature readings from Tamworth on the day suggest that anything in the way of snow falls would have been possible at certain altitudes? I've never been over that way myself so I don't really know the topographic layout of the terrain at all, large hills, mountains ect.?
 
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Re: NSW / VIC Cold Front and Isolated Showers/Snow: 27-28 April 2008
« Reply #5 on: 02 May 2008, 10:38:47 AM »
The obs suggest the temps were too high around Tamworth to Armidale though it is still possible some very light frozen precipitation occurred on some of the higher ground - but more likely further south.
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