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    Weather Photos >> Snow >> Barrington Tops area, NSW

    Barrington Tops area, NSW
    15 August 1999

    During a 24 hour period between 10 am 14/08/99 to 10 am 15/08/99, moderate to heavy snow fell on the ranges of the Upper Hunter. On the 13th it was cold in many parts of the Hunter. The Upper Hunter was receiving isolated showers, while the Lower Hunter was sunny with a fresh WNW wind blowing until mid afternoon. At 3 pm showers developed across almost the whole of the Hunter, dropping the temperature to only 7C in Newcastle at 3:30 pm. Hail fell in certain areas. The 1000 to 500 hpa thickness was approximately 5380 metres across the Hunter while the 850 hpa temp was around 0C.

    On the morning of the 14th, almost like the tradition to those who live in the Hunter after a cold winters day, we decided to take a family trip to the Upper Hunter and the Barrington Tops. As driving there we could see snow lying on the distant hills to the north from the New England Highway near Muswellbrook. We travelled to Moonan Flat and were amazed at the almost endless rolling hills with snow on the peaks. As we started to climb the Barrington Tops from Moonan Brook, which is at an elevation of approximately 400 metres, it didn't take long before we found some snow. The snow was settled to 650 metres and it got thicker the higher we climbed.

    Snow was 25 cm deep at around 1400 to 1500 metres, with drifts up to 3 times that depth. The depth of snow that covered the main road (Scone Rd), was a challenge to get through, even with the 4WD's. This caused havoc for the large number of visitors who were attracted to the area because of the snow.


    Belltrees, NSW

    Near Moonan Brook, NSW

    Dingo Fence
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Dingo Fence
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Moonan Brook Pine Plantation
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Moonan Brook Pine Plantation
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Moonan Brook Pine Plantation
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Scone Road
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Scone Road
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Scone Road
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue Camping Ground
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue Camping Ground
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue Swamp
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue Swamp
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue Swamp
    Barrington Tops, NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops NSW

    Polblue
    Barrington Tops NSW

    Looking across Moonan Brook
    Barrington Tops, NSW

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