Snow hopes on Bluff Knoll start to melt

Albany Extra - - News -

There was a slim chance of snow fall­ing on Bluff Knoll yes­ter­day as a cold front hit the re­gion.

The Stir­ling Range, with Bluff Knoll its high­est peak at 1099m, is the most likely place to re­ceive snow­fall in WA.

The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy’s Austen Watkins said mul­ti­ple fac­tors played a part in whether we would see snow on the range.

“There are a few fac­tors at play that will mean no snow; there’s the fact that the rain­fall might not make it that far in­land and it also has to co­in­cide with the cold­est part, which will be the morn­ing pe­riod, for it to be cold and wet enough to cre­ate promis­ing con­di­tions for snow,” Mr Watkins said.

“At this stage it looks like it’s not go­ing to be heavy rain­fall and the snow, if we get any, will be very, very brief.”

Mr Watkins said the chance of see­ing sig­nif­i­cant snow this week was look­ing slim.

“At this stage it doesn’t look like we will see much snow; there is no in­di­ca­tions of an­other cold out­break.”

Snow fell on Bluff Knoll six times in 2017 — be­lieved to be a record.

Peo­ple are urged to be pre­pared for the cold con­di­tions should they go up to Bluff Knoll in hope of see­ing snow.

Pic­ture: Jodie Jones

Snow on Bluff Knoll last win­ter.

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