The year 1900 snow reports page 3 of 3.

1900 snowfalls other than July 3rd and August 16th - puzzling reports of minor snow events on 16th June and 23rd July 1900.

Rating on SA-wide 'snow distribution and amount' scale (min 1 to max 10) : 1 for both these events. (Reviewed 24th December 2017 and kept at 1).

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Using a variety of keywords I searched the South Australian newspapers in the Trove database for records of any snowfalls other than the two I've reported on earlier (3rd July and 16th August). I found only two reports and I've documented these below.

I wasn't able to find any other locations reporting snow on the dates indicated in these two reports, nor have I come to an understanding of why snow would have fallen on these dates at these locations. I've added relevant Todd weather charts to each report below and won't investigate further at least for the present. Maybe the reports are correct, or one or both dates are wrong, or I missed reports from other locations to strengthen the case. I never dismiss reports I find though, unless there's sound reasons for doing so.

Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Thursday 21 June 1900, page 3
Eudunda, June 19.
"On Saturday, about 1 o'clock, there was a light fall of snow."
{Saturday 16th by my reckoning - Miles}

APA citation
THE WEATHER IN THE COUNTRY. (1900, June 21). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), p. 3. Retrieved November 9, 2016, from

Above: Detail of Todd weather chart dated Saturday 16 June 1900.


South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Wednesday 25 July 1900, page 7

CAREY'S GULLY, July 23. — ... "This morning was frosty, and the air was cold all day. At night we had a little fall of snow, and afterwards some rain."
{Monday night 23rd I presume - Miles}

Above: Detail of Todd weather chart dated Monday 23 July 1900.

Above: Detail of Todd weather chart dated Tuesday 24 July 1900.


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