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  Reply # 506787 15-Aug-2011 13:52
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Nothing like what you guys have, but it just snowed in Hamilton!

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  Reply # 506794 15-Aug-2011 14:00
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wreck90:
hairy1: Another big shower about to hit Pukekohe. It was definitely snow last time. Will try and get the video camera out this time.


I saw someones video of 'snow' in pukekohe on the herald website.

It was not snow.   It was a mix of sleety hail.

Snow floats on air currents.

I know snow, having lived in scandinavia.  


I also know snow having spent most of my varsity life at Temple Basin. 




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  Reply # 506796 15-Aug-2011 14:05
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  Reply # 506798 15-Aug-2011 14:10
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It's snowing heavily in Johnsonville again. We just finished making our snowman, but came inside now because it's getting to the point where you get snowed under...





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  Reply # 506801 15-Aug-2011 14:18
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gY-rx4hO1s
You can see snowflakes going up :D
But then again, you can even see upside-down rain in wellington :D

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  Reply # 506804 15-Aug-2011 14:21
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Yes it snowed this morning in Greymouth (and heres the proof)



and then........

 

Gotta love the West Coast. :D

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  Reply # 506822 15-Aug-2011 14:44
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wreck90:
hairy1: Another big shower about to hit Pukekohe. It was definitely snow last time. Will try and get the video camera out this time.


I saw someones video of 'snow' in pukekohe on the herald website.

It was not snow.   It was a mix of sleety hail.

Snow floats on air currents.

I know snow, having lived in scandinavia.  

OK, I haven't lived in scandinavia but I have lived in Auckland and we've had our fair share of hail and sleet. I don't know if this was snow or not, but it definitely floated. It didn't last all that long and it did transition back to hail at some point.

Edit: Bummer, metservice reckon it was just graupel, not snow. Who knew graupel could float too?

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  Reply # 506830 15-Aug-2011 14:51
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wreck90:
hairy1: Another big shower about to hit Pukekohe. It was definitely snow last time. Will try and get the video camera out this time.


I saw someones video of 'snow' in pukekohe on the herald website.

It was not snow.   It was a mix of sleety hail.

Snow floats on air currents.

I know snow, having lived in scandinavia.  

OK, I haven't lived in scandinavia but I have lived in Auckland and we've had our fair share of hail and sleet. I don't know if this was snow or not, but it definitely floated. It didn't last all that long and it did transition back to hail at some point.


The sami people in northern scandinavia have over a hundred words for snow. 

Maybe it did snow, but, the stuff I saw on the herald website didn't look like snow. 

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  Reply # 506852 15-Aug-2011 15:22
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wreck90:
bazzer:
wreck90:
hairy1: Another big shower about to hit Pukekohe. It was definitely snow last time. Will try and get the video camera out this time.


I saw someones video of 'snow' in pukekohe on the herald website.

It was not snow.   It was a mix of sleety hail.

Snow floats on air currents.

I know snow, having lived in scandinavia.  

OK, I haven't lived in scandinavia but I have lived in Auckland and we've had our fair share of hail and sleet. I don't know if this was snow or not, but it definitely floated. It didn't last all that long and it did transition back to hail at some point.


The sami people in northern scandinavia have over a hundred words for snow. 

Maybe it did snow, but, the stuff I saw on the herald website didn't look like snow. 


I agree. That video didn't look like snow. My photos didn't look like snow. The problem is that the video or camera focuses on the background so that anything in the foreground is blurred.  




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  Reply # 506853 15-Aug-2011 15:25
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  Reply # 506856 15-Aug-2011 15:29
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It just briefly (2-3 minutes) snowed here in Whakatane. We all went running outside into it :P

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Reply # 506881 15-Aug-2011 16:00
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freitasm: This is my backyard right now, in Johnsonville (and still going strong):

 

I know snow, and this is snow!

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  Reply # 506893 15-Aug-2011 16:14
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There are some cool weather satellite images pulled directly off the NOAA satellites transmitting the WX images using WXtoImg here:

http://www.binoscope.co.nz/wxtoimg/noaa.html

Lots of pretty pics.







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  Reply # 506898 15-Aug-2011 16:29
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freitasm: This is my backyard right now, in Johnsonville (and still going strong):



Stop raining on my parade :-)
Awesome pictures dude - has it snowed there before ? 

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