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1946 snowfalls reported in The Advertiser (source Trove).

I found reports of two snow events in 1946, one being on 17th May and one on 14th October. From the reports I've seen both these falls were light and isolated.

Snowfall at Peterborough 17th May.

Quoting an article below: "Snow fell at Peterborough for the first time since September, 1942."

Below: weather map (surface chart) from the News newspaper, dated 17th May 1946, probably issued at 830am. Source: News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Fri 17 May 1946 Page 3.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129987560



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Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), Saturday 18 May 1946, page 1.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35695233

{quoting entire article}

Snow At Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH, May 17.
Snow fell today, the heaviest fall being at about 1 p.m. and lasting more than five minutes. The first hint of snow was when the temperature dropped sharply, and from about 10 30 a.m. light falls occurred until 2 p.m.
There was a heavy windstorm last night, and 60 points of rain were registered up to 8.30 a.m. today.

Article identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35695233
Page identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2615683
APA citation
Snow At Peterborough (1946, May 18). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved May 9, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35695233 

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In brief:

Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), Saturday 18 May 1946, page 1.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35695234

STATE-WIDE RAINS OPEN SEASON
Bright Outlook Follows General Falls
Extremely boisterous, cold weather was experienced in Adelaide, the wind reaching 63 m.p.h. at 1 p.m., a record velocity for May. It was the third coldest May day on record, with a maximum of only 53 degrees at 11.15 a.m. Snow fell at Peterborough for the first time since September, 1942.

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1946 October 14th Monday: Snow reported at Mount Remarkable, Mt Lofty and Crafers.

I've reported on this October snow event on another page, and as it suits the purposes of this 1946 Advertiser search, I've reproduced the page below, adding only a weather map.

As well as at Mount Remarkable, Mt Lofty and Crafers, snow was also reported at Melrose but judging by the first article below where it says "Snow fell on Mount Lofty and Mount Remarkable, Melrose ... ", this may have been a careless dropping of "Mount Remarkable" from the original source report. I wonder how many times in our recorded history snow has been reported at Melrose when it actually fell on Mt Remarkable.

Below: weather map (surface chart) from the News newspaper, dated 14th October 1946, probably issued at 830am. Source: News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Mon 14 Oct 1946 Page 3.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128368039



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Now here are the snow-relevant articles I found on Trove.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 16 October 1946 Page 1.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/35761508

{quoting entire article}

"Snow At Melrose And Mt. Lofty
Snow fell on Mount Lofty and Mount Remarkable, Melrose, yesterday, but the Divisional Meteorologist (Mr. Bromley) said that the temperature, although unusually cool for this time of the year, was by no means unprecedented The minimum air reading in Adelaide was 44 degrees.
Snow had been known to fall in this State in the middle of November, Mr. Bromley said. Hail and frosts were reported from scattered areas throughout the State yesterday."

Article identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35761508
Page identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2616089
APA citation
Snow At Melrose And Mt. Lofty. (1946, October 16). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35761508

... and in another newspaper article ...

News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Tuesday 15 October 1946 Page 3.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/128375876

{quoting entire article}

"Northern Districts Get Rain
Useful moderate to heavy rains fell in the northern agricultural districts in the 24 hours ended at 8.30 this morning. Light to very light rain fell over most of the State, except in the Far North interior. which remained dry. The Government Meteorologist (Mr. Bromley) said today the heaviest rain was at Melrose which recorded 175 points, accompanied by snow. Other heavy falls were:—Wirrabara, 107 points; Port Pirie .96; Booleroo Centre, 85; Laura. 82; Appila. 80; and Port Germein. 76 Adelaide had 19 points. This rain brought Adelaide's total to 18.88 in. for the year—one point above the average to the end of October, and about 7 in. above the rain total recorded up to this stage last year. Mr. Bromley said it was likely that conditions would remain cold for a day or two, with southerly winds, but finer weather was approaching. He said that snow was unusual in South Australia at this time of the year, but not unprecedented. In 1916 snow fell at Georgetown on November 16. Hail was reported at isolated places in the past 24 hours. This morning there were frosts at Hallett and Burra."

Article identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128375876
Page identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page11038356
APA citation
Northern Districts Get Rain. (1946, October 15). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128375876

... and in another newspaper article ...

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Tuesday 15 October 1946 p 1.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/35761280

{quoting full article}

LIGHT SNOW IN HILLS
Weather Plays Tricks
The weather played some strange tricks in Adelaide yesterday. While Hills residents reported a light fall of snow at about 3 p.m., several suburbs had a sudden, heavy hailstorm. A light fall of snow, which melted as quickly as it touched the ground, was reported by residents of Crafers. Weather reports from Stirling West showed a sudden drop from the maximum temperature of 57 degrees to 41 degrees at about 2.30 p.m. A weather bureau official said that a snowfall in the Mount Lofty Ranges in October was most unusual. It might have been caused by the effects produced by a heavy bank of
cumulo-nimbus cloud. There was also a drop in the temperature in Adelaide. After a maximum of 61 degrees, a fall to 55 was recorded at 2.30 p.m. About this time, hail fell in several suburbs.

Article identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35761280
Page identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2616075
APA citation
LIGHT SNOW IN HILLS. (1946, October 15). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35761280

... and in another newspaper article ...

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 16 October 1946 p 12.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/35761502

(quoting the whole article}

"GENERAL NEWS
BECOMING GENERALLY FINE

The Divisional Meteorologist reported last night:—During the 24 hours ended 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, rain was recorded throughout the settled areas of South Australia and at places in the north-west interior and north-east. Very useful and moderate to heavy falls occurred in parts of the northern agricultural areas, several gaugings exceeding three-quarters of an inch, the highest being Melrose 175, Wirrabara 107. and Port Pirie 96 points. With few exceptions, the registrations elsewhere, however, were very light to light, although a number of stations received a quarter of an inch or over. The rain was accompanied by cold southerly winds, with some hail at scattered places, and a fall of snow at Melrose. Further scattered showers fell today in the settled areas, but up to 3 p.m. the highest additional amount was 29 points at Stirling West. The day was cold, with maximum temperatures in the fifties at some stations: Stirling West only 49 degrees. At Adelaide from a minimum of 44 degrees the thermometer rose to 60.3 degrees. The large anti-cyclone of 30.4 inches intensity, centrally located at 9 am. along the south coast of Western Australia, is drifting rapidly eastward, and at 3 p.m. covered the greater part of the continent, including this State. Under cold southerly winds on its advancing side, a few clearing showers are likely, but conditions should soon become generally fine in South Australia."

Article identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35761502
Page identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2616100
APA citation
GENERAL NEWS. (1946, October 16). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 12. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35761502

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