Just Broke My 64 Year Record.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Jafo | Discussion: Everything Else

Or rather....I blew it...

In all my 64 years on the planet I'd never seen snow falling - LIVE.

As some might know....I'm in the process of moving home after 32 years in the same house in Kensington, Melbourne [Oz] and am moving to Ballaarat [correct spelling] which is roughly 100km West from Melbourne.

Today, while leaving there to return to 'home' I ended up driving in my first-ever sight of snow falling.

"Thrilling", I hear you say....but for me it was a novel experience....effing cold, too [1C is cold for Oz][but if anyone knows Ballaarat I'm going to have to get used to it]...

Reply #1 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:51 AM

You're gonna love it just......don't eat the yellow snow.   

Reply #2 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:27 PM

The weather on the entire plant has been changing significantly in recent years Paul, and will be changing even more soon. Heck, since January 1st, the United States has had around 900 tornados, waaaaay over the norm.  Several in my area this past Monday!

Weather has gone wacky everywhere, 70's Fahrenheit in Denver, Colorado one day, and snow and hail the next. Oh, but there is no such thing as climate change or global warming (my backside!, being polite)!

Reply #3 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:42 PM

It's Spring here at Big Bear Lake, Ca. but we still had some more snow last week 

and still some nights down to freezing .   

I live one block away from this location shown in the video 



A 1/2 mile from my house the " Ski area Snow Summit "  with night skiing and the Mountain side Lit up .



Reply #4 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:31 PM

I saw snow falling when I was four - probably even before that but I don't remember - and right up 'til I was about 16, when I moved from the UK to Australia.   After that I didn't see a lot.  Once up in the Blue Mountains when I was doing a removal it snowed.... again in Stanthorpe and Ipswich, though neither time did it settle.

I also saw snow in NZ when I was there in 90 - 91... even walked up on the Franz Josef Glacier.  Now that was something to behold, and in days when I was more fit and mobile.... still able to get around some.

On an other note, we are moving to a cooler climate also.... Qld to Tassie.  Although Shaunna is from Tassie originally, it is my idea to move there.  I don't suffer with the vertigo anywhere near as bad down there, if at all, and I don't know that I'd make it through another Qld Summer's heat.

Reply #5 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:58 PM

The first "snow" to arrive landed on your head.

Reply #6 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Reply #7 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:01 PM

I spent 6 years in South dakota, I also seen snow fall in Tucson AZ. After the last year I'm convinced of climate change. It seams to be cooling off, not warming up. This is the first time I haven't seen it hit 100 degrees in May in Tucson AZ United States of America. The question isn't is climate is changing. The question is, is it warming up, or calling off, and are we causing it. In the 90's I thought the world was going to end, but it's cooled off since then with less carbon dioxide. And no scientific explanation from scientists how. Just lies about it getting warming. Changing of records when you can plainly see it either maintaining, or cooling off. People in high up have admitted they have no scientific evidence for reports on the environment in the last 6 years. 2000's is more like normal weather, not like end of the world heat. The last time we went into an ice age the 1300's we didn't have the instruments to measure the climate change, now we have instruments that say we are going into an ice age. Just it's not cooling off. Maybe it takes longer than we think. We have history books, and paintings that say we went into a miny ice age between 1300-1850. Why they didn't teach me this in school I think is because, this contradicts man made climate change, but it looks more like natural climate change. To complicate things more 4 degrees Celsius is the same claim for the miny ice age as the ice age.

Reply #8 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:11 PM

That's Terry and me at Lake Louise on the glacier....so....been places where you'd IMAGINE you'd see snow fall....but no....

That's Terry and me on the Glacier at Lake Louise Canada in '09 ....yep...been places you'd expect to see snow falling but no....

Reply #9 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:29 PM

Here's a good one.... back in July of 1978 I was stationed at Edwards AFB, CA, which is in the Mojave Desert. We got 8"'s of snow! Looking through the Internet I have seen where it has happened several times over the years since then too. A place where 120 degrees fahrenheit is normal, and it snows at times! Weird!

Reply #10 Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:00 AM

I have seen snow falling once.
It would have been in about 1951-1952 when I was a 4 or 5 year old

It was in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Jafo would know where that is


Reply #11 Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:46 AM

Thought I saw snow falling in Tropical Cairns Nth Qld.

Thought that was strange, it never snows up here.

Turns out it was a bad case of dandruff.  

Reply #12 Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:22 AM

I remember back in the day, mid sixties in Brooklyn NY, on Christmas day the temp had reached 70 degrees F. We had no snow that year. As for climate change/global warming......accurate predictions are nearly impossible. The variables are, for want of a better term, infinite. You'd have to be well versed in chaos theory to wrap your brains around all that. 

Reply #13 Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:45 AM

As for climate change/global warming......accurate predictions are nearly impossible. The variables are, for want of a better term, infinite. You'd have to be well versed in chaos theory to wrap your brains around all that.

Truth is, the Earth has been going through climate cycles and weather changes for millions of years and will continue to do so.  Currently we are going through a cycle that surely has happened before and scared crap out of ancient scientists, just like it does today.   Eventually this cycle will end and another shall commence, but it sure as hell ain't 'climate change'.  That doesn't mean to say that mankind shouldn't clean up its act, it surely could, but what would be more productive is learning how to better manage the climate cycles  the better manage crop and livestock production, etc: to better manage when and where we build, and when.

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