Deep low and cold outbreak: September 22-29

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Mike
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:17 pm

Quite a prolonged period of sun here, temp briefly touched 8 but starting to rain now and expect a pretty rapid drop
Adam38
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:34 pm

Macedonian wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:46 am
As an aside, We went down to Lorne last weekend via Bacchus Marsh.
I was shocked to see both Parwan Creek and Little River were bone dry where the Bacchus/Geelong road crosses them. Such a dry area.
Parwan Creek is mostly always dry now... only flows after really heavy rain. I’ve only lived here for 6 years but the locals tell me it used to flow a lot more frequently in the past.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:53 pm

Very unstable sky here. Had on brief hail shwr an hr ago. Will be more with rumbles IMHO.
Dane
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:06 pm

Snowing quite Heavily now. Temp has dropped to 1.6c.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:08 pm

Spoke to lady in Stawell whom claimed internet is slow, “it’s snowing in Ararat”
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:18 pm

Remarkable obs southwest of Melbourne ATM with Sheoaks dropping to 0.6C :o Would put snow down to below 200m.

Fingers and toes are crossed for a white arvo up here. Currently 4.5C with an icy looking sky.

Seeing photos of heavy snow in Ballarat. Wow... this is delivering snow well below what you would normally expect. Must be strong cooling below the bands with low dewpoints and persistent precip.
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Supercellimpact
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:20 pm

Seen some nice pics of the snow in Ballarat. Lucky people.
StratoBendigo
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:20 pm

Temp has dropped to 6c and it's raining. It does have that 'just melted snow' texture to it.
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Supercellimpact
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:30 pm

StratoBendigo wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Temp has dropped to 6c and it's raining. It does have that 'just melted snow' texture to it.
Yeah even the clouds have that winter snow cloud look about them.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:38 pm

Still snowing heavily here and settling on the ground. Temp now 1.38pm 0.4c
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:42 pm

Remarkable obs at the moment, even colder than the system that came through in August.

Are we likely to see this sort of this temp in the metro area this afternoon anf evening, or will it go around us and dissipate?

Imagine snow showers at sea level 2 times in a year, or widespread snow showers in general.

Now that would make 2020 feel a lot better
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:43 pm

Just back from a very eventful trans-Otways drive home. When we saw snowflakes in the rain at sea level, decided it was time to make a dash for it over the mountains. Barely made it, with trees and branches falling under the weight of snow and almost blocking the road - fortunately, a fellow driver a few cars ahead had a chainsaw!

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Snow followed me home, absolutely dumping at Cressy to Rokewood, which would be less than 300m asl. Temp 0C - there at midday - yes really!

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Now snowing heavily here! Will keep updating
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:45 pm

Reports of snow at Meredith
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:59 pm

Yet it feels like a normal spring day here haha, for now
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:14 pm

Dumping at home, best fall of the year. Pics soon.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:48 pm

Sister-in-law reports it is snowing at Ballan. She sent photos and a video in case we didn't believe her :D
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Mike
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:48 pm

Very light snow commenced here
Adam38
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:55 pm

Just had a little sleet here in Bacchus Marsh, only 3c here.
StratoBendigo
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:03 pm

Snowing heavily on Mt Alexander atm. Big fat flakes.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:14 pm

Bloody freezing! Impressive temperatures...
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