Rare snowfall in WA’s south


2 July 2017 –  Hikers taking the 6km round-trip trek up to Bluff Knoll, in Western Australia’s Great Southern region, found the peak of the Stirling Range snow-capped on Sunday morning.

Bluff Knoll, the third highest peak in WA, stands 1095m (3592 ft) above sea level. It is one of the few places in the state where it can actually snow on the rare occasion.

Visitors built a snowman and even partook in the tradition of being photographed “in the buff on the bluff”.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/rare-snow-falls-in-was-south/news-story/04cdcc36d699680376543343352b8318

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/12c48ba23641614cf8bda89626b6222a?width=1024

https://twitter.com/BradKenty6/status/881432494611980288/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fnews%2Fnation%2Frare-snow-falls-in-was-south%2Fnews-story%2F04cdcc36d699680376543343352b8318

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links


10 thoughts on “Rare snowfall in WA’s south”

  1. Throughout the week in wet, windy and cool (Moscow) ‘Summed’
    The coolest is the day (on the week) July 7. On Friday, the minimum temperature in the region only 5..10°C, which is close to an absolute minimum (to Moscow of 4.9°C in 1894).
    And by day in the capital, about 15°C. The average daily temperature will be below the normal about 6°C and it’s seems more like the first decade of May or mid-September.
    http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=170703123940
    -More Cosmic rays = More clouds or rain = Hottest year ever! That’s our Contemporary Science.

  2. It snowed in Mt. Pleasant, a suburb of Perth in 1956. I know as I was there. Our front lawn at 44 Ullapool Rd. turned white. Didn’t last more than a few hours, but it happened.

  3. Meanwhile in the ice free summer arctic……
    realclimatescience.com/2017/07/record-summer-cold-continues-at-the-north-pole/

  4. http://www.landscheidt.info/?q=node/50
    The Layman’s Sunspot Count is moving from a daily count to a Quarterly update because of a Computer failure with daily updates being unworkable
    http://spaceweather.com/
    Has the following:
    The sun is blank–no sunspots. Credit: SDO/HMI
    http://spaceweather.com/images2017/04jul17/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=uo1mcu05tjr04ev3bga3quc6j2

    Spotless Days
    Current Stretch: 1 day

    2017 total: 43 days (23%)
    2016 total: 32 days (9%)
    2015 total: 0 days (0%)
    2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
    2013 total: 0 days (0%)
    2012 total: 0 days (0%)
    2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
    2010 total: 51 days (14%)
    2009 total: 260 days (71%)
    Updated 04 Jul 2017

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