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View Poll Results: Seen the cold white stuff?
Yes 38 79.17%
No 10 20.83%
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Wow an old thread revisited!
Anyway i have seen snow in Australia Europe and Asia, and know from experience i would not want to live anywher near a big city that recevies regular snowfall.
Yes its pretty when falling, and fun when you have free time, however when it turns into a brown slushy mess and you have to get to work on ice covered roads, footpaths and rail lines, its neither pretty nor fun.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Bridgetown, actually, which is 90 km inland and about 280 metres above sea-level in a valley. Nearby Greenbushes is one of the 'snowiest' towns in the Southwest (in the 1930s 8cm fell there and lasted half a day, according to that website)...
Wow! That's quite a bit. Way more than I expected to hear when you mentioned that it snowed in Bridgetown. I was thinking it'd be a case of a brief flurry where it doesn't stick to the ground longer than a few minutes. At least they had a chance to have some fun with it.

A couple of years ago we spent two days driving through the Blue Mtns. It was early April and we got to some small town, can't remember the name, but it was cold and we had lunch in a hotel - a big old classic country hotel with tall ceilings, lots of wood and coal-burning fireplaces .... anyway, it started to snow! First time I'd seen snow in Oz. Big, fat beautiful flakes. But it didn't stick.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Wow an old thread revisited!
Anyway i have seen snow in Australia Europe and Asia, and know from experience i would not want to live anywher near a big city that recevies regular snowfall.
Yes its pretty when falling, and fun when you have free time, however when it turns into a brown slushy mess and you have to get to work on ice covered roads, footpaths and rail lines, its neither pretty nor fun.
Amen. In big, gritty cities it's actually pretty ugly. I especially hate the way cars look for several months of the year ...


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Old 08-18-2010, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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This isn't much fun either, despite it looking pretty ....

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:38 AM
 
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Well the town I used to live in used to snow at least at least once every 10 years. Over 30 years ago the snow was more frequent and heavier if it fell there. Must be global warming. I live in the great diving range just not so far from Sydney

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:50 AM
 
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Yes I have seen snow. But never in Australia. Thank New Zealand for that one!
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: greensborough victoria
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I have seen snow falling for days at Mt Buller when i was 7 or 8 on holidays, we spent a hole day digging a way out of our cabin. Skied every year up there except for when i was working down in the Antarctic, LOTS OF SNOW. :-)
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Yes, but in Amman Jordan. I was a kindergartner.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yep, I went to Mt Buller when I was about 6 and it actually snowed when I was there. Also went to Mt Macedon on a really cold day to see if it would snow, and there were a few light flurries.
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