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Melissa Tucker 22, was in a win­ter won­der­land at Falls Creek on Mon­day. Af­ter a week that fin­ished with tor­ren­tial rain, the pre­cip­i­ta­tion turned to snow in the moun­tains at the week­end. About 40cm fell on Satur­day and Sun­day with fur­ther snow­falls forecast for the rest of the work­ing week to re­ju­ve­nate the snow for the peak win­ter month of Au­gust. Falls Creek’s An­thony O’Shea said they had been “en­joy­ing” se­ri­ously cold weather. “The tem­per­a­ture hasn’t risen much above mi­nus 5 for days,” he said. “And now we have some se­ri­ous snow on the way too – half a me­tre or more over the next few days – with a lot of it ex­pected to fall overnight. “This is a rare com­bi­na­tion of su­per-cold tem­per­a­tures and heavy pre­cip­i­ta­tion, or we should say it’s rare in most sea­sons but it’s hap­pened a cou­ple of times al­ready this sea­son.”

PHOTO: Chris Hock­ing

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