Icy winds bring snow flurries to Qld – “Gore Effect” rarely fails/disappoints

Australian Conservatives Release

Just as former US vice-president and climatic catastrophist guru, Al Gore, visits the Sunshine State to lecture Queenslanders on runaway, man-made global warming, the temperature plummets and the snow begins to fall.

The Conservative Party consistently calls out climate alarmists and Gore is no different, if anything he’s worse!

The Australian reports, snow has fallen in parts of southern Queensland with icy winds dropping the apparent temperature to below zero in other inland communities. The Bureau of Meteorology says snow has fallen in Queensland’s Granite Belt region, west of Brisbane, but flakes have been few and far between and it’s not expected to settle.

Snow fell at Eukey, south of Stanthorpe, and the white stuff has also fallen over the border, in NSW.

“It was sleeting for maybe ten minutes, then some flurries of pure snow flakes started coming down,” Ken Kato told the ABC from Eukey.

The arrival of a cold air mass about midnight has seen temperatures fall, but icy winds are making it seem much colder than it actually is.

At Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, the temperature felt like -4.6 degrees early on Tuesday morning, even though the official temperature was 3.1 degrees, It was a similar situation in other southern inland communities, where the “feels like” temperature was at or slightly below zero.

The bureau says the prospect of any more snow tomorrow is remote, as it won’t be as cold and conditions will be drier.

In Victoria yesterday, the low-pressure system wreaked havoc. Commuters heading home in Melbourne were forced to splash their way through the 17mm of rain that fell in the city.

Parts of central Victoria, south of the ranges and around Gippsland received up to 80mm of rainfall and there were wind gusts in excess of 100km/h.

About 30cm of snow was recorded at Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps and blizzards at the snowfields continued throughout the night. Strong winds blew down a crane on a building site at Dandenong South, southeast Melbourne.

A spokeswoman for SES Victoria told The Australian the ­organisation had received about 170 calls for help due to downed trees and flooding since Sunday night. She said workers were busiest around Bacchus Marsh, Bellarine and Sorrento.

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