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    Weather Photos >> Snow >> Barrington Tops, NSW

    Barrington Tops, NSW
    8 June 1998

    During the night of the 7th June, 1998, a moderate snowfall left the higher parts of the Barrington Tops covered in an average depth of snow of 15 cm. The Met.Bureau forecasts were saying showers in the Upper Hunter with possible sleet on higher ground. It rained moderately overnight in parts of the Upper Hunter, with the heaviest falls near the ranges. The charts at the time (issued at 0000z 7/6/98) were predicting an 850 hpa (approx.1460m) temp of 2C over the Hunter region, whilst the 1000-500 hpa thickness was about 5420m. I knew that under these conditions snow would fall around the 1400m (4620ft) altitude and so therefore I decided to take a drive on the 8th to the Barrington Tops with my uncle. We found snow lying around Polblue Swamp (~1450m) with an average depth of 15 cm with drifts up to about 45 cm, but the snow was only settled to these higher parts. The lowest the snow was settled was around the 1350m (4455ft) level.


    Looking across from Devils Hole Lookout
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Looking across from Devils Hole Lookout
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Scone Road
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Scone Road
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Scone Road
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Paddy's Ridge Trail
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Paddy's Ridge Trail
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue Swamp
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops, NSW

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