1902: only two minor occurrences found.

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Rating for each of these events on SA-wide 'snow distribution and amount' scale (min 1 to max 10) : 1

I wondered if the year 1902 might as with 1901 have an above-average number of snow events. I searched the Trove database of SA newspapers publishing in 1902 using a variety of keywords, for the period April to November inclusive. I could only find two reports of snow. The first was from Eudunda on June 16: "To-day is cold and stormy. Snow fell at about 9.30 a.m. this morning, and also a heavy hail shower later." The second was on Wednesday 23rd July with "a little snow being reported at the Burra". Below are the details from Trove.

June 16 Eudunda snow report.

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 28 June 1902 Page 15.

{Quoting the only snow-relevant part of a longer article.}

"EUDUNDA, June 16."
"To-day is cold and stormy. Snow fell at about 9.30 a.m. this morning, and also a heavy hail shower later."

Article identifier
Page identifier
APA citation
THE SEASON. (1902, June 28). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 15. Retrieved March 7, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87823291


July 23rd Burra (and perhaps Moppa) snow report(s).

Wednesday 23rd July: "A light fall of snow at Burra".

Northern Argus (Clare, SA : 1869 - 1954), Friday 25 July 1902, page 2.

{quoting snow-relevant text from longer article}

"A light fall of snow at Burra on Wednesday."

Article identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97374624

Page identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97374624

APA citation Mems. (1902, July 25). Northern Argus (Clare, SA : 1869 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97374624


Moppa is south of Kapunda. Given that this edition of the newspaper was published on Friday 25th July, "this week" would presumably cover the period about Friday 18th to Friday 25th. So this Moppa report could refer to the same snow day as for the Burra report "Wednesday 23rd July: "A light fall of snow at Burra"."

Kapunda Herald (SA : 1878 - 1951) Fri 25 Jul 1902 Page 3



"Reports have come in from the Moppa that there was a light fall of snow there this week."


July 29th sleet at Echunga, and in early August an extraordinary hailstorm near Mt Gambier.

Snow is not mentioned in this article below but sleet and hail at Echunga was reported on July 29th, and a severe hailstorm in the Lower South-East was reported on what I think was Wednesday 6th August.

Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) Saturday 9 August 1902 Page 12.

{quoting two reports from a longer article}

"ECHUNGA, JULY 30.—The weather during the past week has been exceedingly boisterous and cold. Yesterday the conditions culminated in a blisard, with sleet and hail. At about 4 a.m. to-day there was a further heavy fall of hail shortly before noon, the icy missiles remaining unthawed for a long time."

"MOUNT GAMBIER, August 8."
"An extraordinary hailstorm fell on Wednesday near here. It was severest at Glenburnie, v-hl, and O.B. Flat. The stones were in many cases as large as ordinary marbles, and as the shower lasted ten minutes or so they covered the ground to a depth of 4 or 5 inches in many places. It is said the storm killed many small birds and broke numerous windows. It was the severest hail shower ever known here."

I speculate that the location "v-hl" is Yahl near Mt Gambier - Miles.

Article identifier
Page identifier
APA citation
THE SEASON. (1902, August 9). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), p. 12. Retrieved March 8, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161784089


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