Massive October Storm still hitting coast of New South Wales, Australia

More than 30-thousand people across Sydney and outlying regions  without power after ferocious storm.

“Lots of record setting, coldest ever temps across southern Australia,” says reader Ray Baney.

“Closed Sydney international airport last night.

“Winds gusting over 105 kph.

“Massive Snow falls in higher elevations, power outages, roads closed.

Up to 15 cm (6 inches) of snow were recorded in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

The Great Western Highway was closed in both directions due to snow and ice on the road.

The NSW south coast was hit hardest by rainfall, with 170mm at Lake Conjola and 145mm at Ulladulla.

Sydney’s southern suburbs were also drenched, with 138 millimetres of rain at Sans Souci.

See entire article, entitled “Snow, flooding and lightning: Wild weather sweeps NSW”

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/10/15/snow-flooding-and-lightning-wi
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Thanks to Ray Baney in Alice Springs for this link


10 thoughts on “Massive October Storm still hitting coast of New South Wales, Australia”

  1. Erratic weather. Up at 2500ft in Blue Mtns we had an unusual 30ºC day last week but the main road over the Mtns is closed with snow this a.m. and my wife had to remain at Lithgow Hospital after a shift last night.
    Snow in October is rare but in Oct 1982 I saw flurries at Orange further inland.
    When white stuff starts floating out of the sky people don’t know how to deal with it. Last October it was smoke and embers. Spring is like that here.

  2. Heavy rain from thunderstorms is widespread this week from inland Queensland southward to Sydney. Very much in the style of La Nina though ENSO suggests otherwise.
    Western Australia has the same this week in the North of that vast State but particularly in the South though unlike in the East these two systems are separate.
    Business as usual.
    The Eastern States suffered a series of costly droughts during the second peak of the Modern Maximum in the 1980’s and 90’s and the alarmists insisted that these droughts would get far worse and become permanent.
    Instead it has rained year in year out without fail from about a week after the prediction was made!
    Finally there was a lack of rain in outback Queensland in 2011 but this was a totally manufactured drought in that it is completely normal for those arid lands behind the shield of the Great Dividing Range. They rely on Hurricanes to bring rain. This kicks off a flurry of activity in the cattle trade and fortunes are made on land that usually takes many km2 per steer.

  3. saturday n sunday in Victoria were warm to hot, sunburn n t shirt days

    Monday was around 13c all day and the mountain areas got snow and the high winds brought so many trees down they shut the mountain touristy roads.
    its still bloody cool and I am lighting fires again.
    no rain though:-(

  4. The IPCC and their loopy science are all based on a radiation “imbalance”.

    Whilst it is true that the Sun’s radiation provides all the incident power it is undeniable that convection in our water vapour rich atmosphere drives the climate.

    Every scary story the IPCC dreams up – flooding, storms, cyclones etc. etc. – are the result of convection.

    Without the interplay of warm humid air masses with cold air masses there is no weather.

    It is convection driving all of this yet the IPCC regard it as insignificant in their so-called “radiation budgets”.

    Like many areas of propaganda the IPCC control the agenda and present the wrong information – deliberately.

    The cause of this event was clearly shown on the weather maps – cold Antarctic air funnelled rapidly over Australia’s land mass which is beginning to heat up as the intensity of the Sun’s radiation increases.

    Surface heats, convection begins, air rises and is replaced by cooler air which heats and convects and so on. This caused the influx of Antarctic air which triggered the dramatic response.

    Had the influx of air come from almost anywhere else other than the Antarctic everyone would have gone to the beach.

  5. Putting it in perspective, it is spring in Australia and this time last year there were serous bush fires in the Sydney area.
    The weather is good in Western Australia with a temperature of 35 C (95F) on Wednesday but a bit cooler for the rest of the week.

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