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Sleet! [Nov. 15th, 2006|05:13 pm]
dalekboy
There's sleet here! Sleet! And they've had snow in Civic!

This is as close as I've ever been to real, dinky-die snow!

I love Canberra!
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2006-11-15 06:15 am (UTC)
lol - it's snowing in parts of melbourne today!
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2006-11-15 06:27 am (UTC)
Wow snow , how cool :)
Send some over to W.A, please , its too humid and hot over here.
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[User Picture]From: capnoblivious
2006-11-15 06:53 am (UTC)
Snow!? I didn't seen snow! Where was snow?

lilysea expressed skepticism when I told her about some hail recently. :)
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2006-11-15 07:12 am (UTC)
Snow was southside mostly, Tuggers, the Treasury...
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[User Picture]From: capnoblivious
2006-11-15 07:17 am (UTC)
I've since discovered (via the flist) that snow was everywhere I wasn't. :)
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From: tillianion
2006-11-15 06:58 am (UTC)
It's November, just a couple of weeks off Summer, and you're excited about snow? *shakes head, mumbling just wait til he's been through a Canberra winter, mumble*

Actually, it is pretty exciting, as long as you don't have to go outside, but can stay in the warm and look out and go "ooh, pretty"
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[User Picture]From: baralier
2006-11-15 09:14 am (UTC)
It was pretty widespread not just restricted to Canberra. Victoria had nearly a dozen regions with snow and not just the Alpine area.
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2006-11-15 07:11 am (UTC)
YAY! there was much excitement in the office about this. This is also the closest I have come to falling snow (a small patch on the ground in NZ doesn't really cut it IMHO)

Canberra rocks!
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2006-11-15 08:02 am (UTC)
Nice icon photo , *giggles* I can see your bum *giggles*
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2006-11-15 11:02 am (UTC)
Are you going to add that to your Danny collection?
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2006-11-15 06:18 pm (UTC)
maybe*blushes*
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2006-11-15 08:10 am (UTC)
Not sure about the snow but I certainly got rain and sleet whilst riding home today.

Oh well, at least there was plenty of bike parking at work. :)

Speaking as a former Perth boy it still seems kind of surreal to be getting this sort of weather in an Australian city. Owning three pairs of gloves also seems kind of wrong somehow.

I'm glad you're enjoying it though, it is kind of fun once inside. :)
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2006-11-15 08:48 am (UTC)
I must admit the one of the highlights of my first trip east when I was a young lad was going up into the mountains and seeing snow.

Did the usual. Made a snow man. Threw snowballs. Went tobogganing. Endless fun!
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2006-11-15 09:12 am (UTC)
The closest to snow I'd been was in NZ in summer time in the north island.

There was only one mountain there that had snow on it and it was unseasonabley cold according to the locals .

My parents and I went up on the chairlifts and my dad and I threw snow balls and each and commented on how cold it was mainly cos we had no gloves . I brought melting snow down with me on the chairlift for my Nanna and Auntie who were too chicken to go on the chairlifts and we took a photos of my Nanna and Auntie tasting snow .
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2006-11-15 08:54 am (UTC)
*cries*
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[User Picture]From: baralier
2006-11-15 09:15 am (UTC)
Y'know, given how *weird* you are about getting out into the country and all that I'm rather surprised you've never seen snow. Odd.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-11-15 11:14 am (UTC)
I discovered how much I like arid and bush areas and just never got around to it.

I saw it snow once in Melbourne on a humid 35+ day. While doing my meat inspection course, we went to big industrial freezers that were 18 degrees below zero. They opened the big sliding doors, all the hot air raced in, and fell as little snowflakes.
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[User Picture]From: thinarthur
2006-11-16 09:15 am (UTC)
on my second last visit to Canberra (mid 80's) I went up during a cold snap in Victoria. It was the first time snow fell in Boronia in 30 years and as I drove up the Hume Hwy there was snow all the way to the capital. I was there 3 days & it still hadn't melted in the shadows! If you like cold boy, you gone to the right town. I was in the tropics 2 weeks ago....
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[User Picture]From: davidcook
2006-11-17 05:12 pm (UTC)
... so you'd probably enjoy Glasgow, then, too. There were rumours of possible snow today, although I suspect it was mostly in the hills around the place.
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