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Monday 15 May 2000

Light snow in NSW, Vic, Tas high country
Light snow fell overnight on the NSW Snowy Mountains, the higher peaks of the Victorian Alps and on the Tasmanian Central Plateau as a cold southwesterly stream slowly moderated. At the automatic weather station on Crackenback Range, near the top of the chairlift at Thredbo NSW, the top temperature for the day was minus 1.

Today's highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am

54.0 Cape Fourcroy NT
49.0 Mt Read Tas
34.0 Cape Don NT
29.6 Lake Margaret Tas

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Mt Buffalo Vic: 88.0mm in 3 days to 9am

Flood peaks:
Paroo at Willara Crossing Qld: about 3.14m yesterday and today.
Bulloo at Milroy Qld: 4.15m during today with minor flooding

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
33.8 Kuri Bay WA 26.8 Troughton Is WA
-1.0 Crackenback NSW -4.6 Glen Innes AP NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
27.9 Jurien WA
24.0 Kalumburu WA
22.0 Tennant Creek AP NT
4.0 Giles MO WA

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