Snow on the horizonJames Casey, Tuesday June 17, 2014 - 14:04 EST
A weak front brought 5-10cm of snow to the Snowy Mountains overnight with the coldest system of the season looking to move through at the beginning of next week.
The NSW resorts received the best of the falls overnight with Perisher and Thredbo receiving 10cm and 5cm respectively. Unfortunately for the VIC Alps, the temperature failed to cool below freezing with 40mm of rain falling at Mt Buller and 20mm at Mt Baw Baw.
A high pressure system will move in over the region today dominating until Friday. This will bring clear skies, light winds and cold nights, perfect for firing up the snow guns.
The next snow bearing system will arrive on Friday with a weak trough, although it should only bring a light dusting to the peaks.
The coldest front of the season should arrive at the beginning of next week bringing with it plenty of moisture. The front should arrive on Monday 23rd, supplying the resorts with a what should be the best snow so far this season.
Cold air the wake of the system may then see further flurries persisting until Thursday 26th.
© Weatherzone 2014
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