Summer Blizzard in Tasmania

31 Jan 2018  – The Great Lake Hotel in Miena in central Tasmania filmed this incredible footage of summertime snow falling on Tasmania’s higher peaks earlier this morning. 

Kaylee Hattinger, the owner of the Central Highlands pub, said at 5.45am she saw the first flutters of snow.

“By 6.15am we were in the middle of a blizzard it was amazing,” she told Tom Elliott.

“The last time we had a significant snowfall that was out the season it was the 3 December and we probably had eight inches.

“It’s still only January!”

The Bureau of Meteorology reported snow above 900m. The snow hit just two days after the state sweltered through blistering heat.

See video:
https://www.3aw.com.au/summer-in-australia-snow-in-tasmania/

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/tasmania-weather-summer-snow-shocks-tassie/news-story/1f60186c8bc03147ee2f6910db5d6d9d

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/491f90fb0d1cf356fe343929a482fa2a

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/125cf3cda173062cf2d43ed84e571dd0

Slide show of the snow:
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5199860/tasmanians-say-farewell-to-the-heat-and-embrace-snowy-conditions/#slide=12

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

“Whenever there is a wildfire in Australian summer, it is all over the Dutch news,” says Argiris. “But now there was a summer blizzard in Tasmania, and the MSM keeps quiet about it.”

 


12 thoughts on “Summer Blizzard in Tasmania

  1. How remarkable is this?

    Well, consider that Tasmania is around 42°S latitude—about the same as the Wisconsin-Illinois state line in the northern hemisphere. Now imagine what would be said if, at the end of July, it snowed there. Granted, the snow in Tasmania fell at elevation, but 900m elevation equates to 2952 feet; the Catskill Mountains in New York (about the same latitude) lie at 4154 feet in elevation.

    Any way you look at it, it’s got to be incredibly cold to snow in the peak of summer at 42°S latitude!

  2. There was snow to sea level in Tasmania as the first fleet of convicts and settlers rounded South East Cape in early 1788. So this is not atypical in a solar grand minimum or mini ice-age as they became known as.

  3. “Whenever there is a wildfire in Australian summer, it is all over the Dutch news,” says Argiris.

    This story didn’t rate much mention here as far as I remember – I saw it here first.

    When I was a child\teenager there were wildfires every November 5th.

    We used to have big celebrations on Guy Fawkes night with large bonfires and fireworks until our nanny state governments banned the sale of fireworks thus ending the centuries old tradition.

    I don’t know if I’m just getting crankier as I age but I wish these “do gooders” would just vanish up their own tailpipe before their political correctness and globalisation support effectively destroys what I remember of Australia.

  4. Tony Heller video about the next hysteria. Sure it’s been mentioned on these pages before about the wind blown ice compressing and shrinking the extent but thickening the ice greatly.

    Good info on how the data is being massaged too.

    https://youtu.be/tFwie-kC8uc

  5. http://www.landscheidt.info/?q=node/50
    Quarterly Update:

    The last quarter for 2017 has been updated which shows a continued fall in SC24 to almost solar minimum levels on the sunspot and F10.7 flux scales. The September anomaly not being sustained in both records.
    If the trend continues SC24 will be one of the shortest cycles on record.
    http://www.landscheidt.info/images/sc5_sc24_1.png

    Brent,
    The period was right at the botton of the solar cycle beetween SC3 and SC4
    http://www.landscheidt.info/images/200predsm.jpg
    During another period of reduced EUV, and strong Meridonial Jet Streams.
    Unlike the Warm period which has just ended the worlds climate was still recovering from the LIA and far cooler than now.
    SC4 marks the start of the Dalton period with a reduced output Solar cycle similar to SC23, cycles SC5 and SC6are the two major GSM affected cycles

  6. even mainland aus in places has had a huge change
    from sweltering sweaty 40c+ to a day later having to find jumpers and shoes and socks;-/ nights at high 20s now down to expected 9c with chilly sth winds.
    humans, animals and plants all confused !

  7. Aljazeera caption today: “Floods leave parts of Northern Australia under water”.

    I wonder if the current drought in the Sahara is the worst on record?

  8. I have noted the big temperature swings here in the UK on a daily basis. So far this week it has been 50F, 30F, 46F and 37F. The article notes they have gone from big heat to a blizzard inside days. Is the new air circulation pattern producing these rapid changes? A consequence of sudden change is damage to crops. In April we had 2 frosty nights in a mild month that did tremendous damage to plants. Leaves on Oak trees showed damage but it was fruit that suffered most. I had a nice medlar drop coming that was wiped out.

    • Where I live in the US we are having similar swings. Today we got a high of 60 degrees F. Tonight it is supposed to be a low of 37 degrees F and tomorrow morning it’s predicted it may snow.

    • Yes they are called Meridonial Jet Streams, instead of west to east.
      Dependent on where they are situated, or blocked is the difference between a warmish South Westerly or a cool Northerly.

      The UK normaly gets this kind of Weather during the solar minimum periods between cycles, and during Grand Solar Minimum like the Modern one we are now in.

      Quarterly Update:

      The last quarter for 2017 has been updated which shows a continued fall in SC24 to almost solar minimum levels on the sunspot and F10.7 flux scales. The September anomaly not being sustained in both records.

      If the trend continues SC24 will be one of the shortest cycles on record.
      http://www.landscheidt.info/images/sc5_sc24_1.png

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