1943 snow reports in The Advertiser (source Trove).

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I found only one snow-relevant article in a search of The Advertiser for 1943 on Trove. It appears to refer to the existence of an unofficial report of snowflakes being seen in Adelaide on Saturday 7th August 1943. I quote: "Although the Government Meteorologist (Mr. E. Bromley) has had no official report of snow-flakes having fallen in Adelaide and melted before they reached the ground on Saturday, he said last night that it was quite probable that some snow fell on Mount Lofty and in other parts of the hills."

A quick check of some other newspapers on Trove found an article in The News which gives details of a report of snowflakes seen by three people near West Terrace Adelaide, and also says "Flakes of snow, with hail, also fell at Mount Lofty." An article in The Mail says "... snow fell lightly at Mount Lofty and Crafers".

For information about the parameters I used for searching The Advertiser on Trove see Footnote 1 at the bottom of this page.

Below is the snow-relevant text from the three articles.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Mon 9 Aug 1943 Page 4.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48763068
 
{quoting entire article}

"Cold Weather Not Unprecedented"
Although the Government Meteorologist (Mr. E. Bromley) has had no official report of snow-flakes having fallen in Adelaide and melted before they reached the ground on Saturday, he said last night that it was quite probable that some snow fell on Mount Lofty and in other parts of the hills. Although the weather had been cold recently, it was not unprecedented. Reports would not come in until today regarding rain in the country, but it was known that there had been very little, if any, in the Far North.

Article identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48763068
Page identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2631209
APA citation "Cold Weather Not Unprecedented" (1943, August 9). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved May 20, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48763068
 
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News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), Saturday 7 August 1943, page 3.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127315466

A fall of snow in the city was reported to the Government Meteorologist (Mr. Bromley) today. It will not be accepted officially as a snowfall, however, as the thin flakes melted before they reached the ground. Mr. Bromley said it was many years since Adelaide had had a fall of snow. Mr. F. C. Bown, materials testing officer at the P.M.G. workshops in West terrace, reported the fall to Mr. Bromley. With him were Mr. C. Freak, foreman carpenter at the workshops, and Mr. P. Stapleton, a senior technician. "We tried to catch the snow but it was too fleeting," said Mr. Bown. "The fall occurred just before the big hailstorm. It was bitterly cold at the time. "The flakes were floating in the air for about 10 minutes."
SUB-POLAR AIR
Flakes of snow, with hail, also fell at Mount Lofty. The unusual occurrence of snow in Adelaide is further evidence of the excessive cold snap being experienced in the southern part of the continent. Mr. Bromley said that deep disturbances had brought up cold air from the sub-polar regions which had accentuated winter conditions. For the first time since August, 1929, snow fell on Wednesday on the fringe of the Melbourne metropolitan area, and Mount Bogong (Victoria) was swept by a blizzard in which three experienced skiers died. The north-west coast of Tasmania has experienced its most sustained cold spell in living memory. Adelaide's minimum temperature in the past 24 hours was 41.7 deg. at 12.45 a.m. At 8.30 this morning the temperature was only 44 deg. When the city experienced a hailstorm at 10.15 a.m., the temperature was 44.7 deg.

Article identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127315466
Page identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page11034655
APA citation
SNOW REPORTED IN CITY (1943, August 7). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved May 20, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127315466 

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In brief:

The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) Sat 7 Aug 1943 Page 11.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/55867593

"SNOW AND RAIN.— Following a month of bleak weather snow fell lightly at Mount Lofty and Crafers."

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Footnote 1. Information about the search parameters.
The search was primarily designed to find the biggest snowfall reported in The Advertiser in each year from 1954 back to 1912, and secondarily to find any substantial snowfalls in each year. I searched with the two keywords snow rain. Rain is included because it substantially reduces the number of false positives in the search results (eg articles where the word snow is unrelated to weather such as "Snow White" or "Miss Daphne Snow"). Both keywords needed to be correctly spelled at least once in as article for the article to be found. Eg an article with the word snow appearing only once but misspeltled as eg enow or snew would not be found. Only The Advertiser was searched but I sometimes did limited searches of other newspapers to look for more information about snowfalls found in The Advertiser.


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