2006 and 2007: the search for any snow reports - none found.

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I was unable to find reports of any snow events in 2006 or 2007 on Newstext or in my diary, and no verified report in the Weatherzone forums.

{Update: As at 27th December 2016 as I review this page and the information available to me, I know of no snow reports from South Australia for 2006 or 2007.}

I found one recollection of a snowfall in 2007 in the Weatherzone forums, but there are good reasons to think this recollection refers to a fall on the evening and night of 21st August 2008. There's a report on that fall here.

The recollection is by "berga1987", posted on 06/09/2013 on page 12 of the "Snow in South Australian" thread on the Weatherzone forum here http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthreads.php/topics/1190645/12

Re: Snow in South Australia [Re: Unstable]
"... . I remember in 2007 going up to the summit after snow and someone had taken some ski's up there into the 2cm or so of snow that had fallen. Must have been some serious rock hoppers." {end of post}

In a message to me dated 27 April 2016 berga1987 said "I am inclined to believe it might be the 08 August event as shown in this picture here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/willraja/2784503770/ because i remember taking a photo of a little snowman ... The timing of the events also seems similar, because I was up at lofty around midnight or later and did not witness any snow actually falling. ...".

I agree with berga1987. A fall of snow on Mt Lofty sufficient to form a cover of 2cm or so would usually find its way into at least one of the newspapers and into a Weatherzone forums thread. Or maybe I've simply missed it during the searches - the searches are not foolproof.

Here are two other 2007 Weatherzone forums posts relevant to whether snow fell in SA in 2007, posted on 12th and 13th October 2007 respectively.

Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting #21179 - 12/10/2007 05:27 PM
Unstable [Miles Peachfield]
Loc: Adelaide
"Now that the South Australian snow skiing season is drawing to a close, I'm wondering if anyone can recall any reports of snow in SA this year. I don't remember a single report either on these forums or elsewhere. Would be rather ususual I think to go through a whole snow season without a single flake falling.
Still keeping my skis out though - it's only mid October after all - and to keep in training I'm doing a practice run every morning down the slopes in the freezer".

Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting #21181 - 13/10/2007 08:04 AM
Helen Loc: Mid North, SA
"Unstable, interesting that you bring up the subject of snow. No reports of the white stuff here in the Mid North this year, that I've heard. In most of the 10 years we've been here, Hallett has had at the very least a light dusting. Not so this year. Even heavy frosts took a hike this year, with only a couple of minus days in our valley.
Don't think it really means anything except that the year has been different."


End of "2006 and 2007: the search for any snow reports - none found."

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