WITH dire weather forecasts seeing us all battening down the hatches for a shocking weekend of snow, wind and rain, the district was surprised by the reasonably clear conditions which were actually experienced.
Late last week, residents were warned to prepare for a dramatic weather change that was set to sweep right across the state over the weekend.
“Temperatures will plummet, winds will be strong and gusty, and snow will fall to low levels,” Bureau of Meteorology Weather Services Manager, Andrew Treloar said on Friday.
Mr Treloar said the cold front would leave in its wake a significant cold snap, bringing snow to the lower levels of the Alps and parts of the Southern and Central Tablelands, particularly overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
Snow was expected down to 600-700 metres in the Southern Tablelands, and the local district was certainly in the firing line. Or so it seemed!
While clouds threatened and the occasional shower showed up on Saturday, there were only a few very briefs scuds of snow in surrounding areas like Bibbenluke, while Bombala received none at all.
In fact, parts of both Saturday and Sunday were relatively sunny, although an icy breeze put many outdoor activities to an end.
With Saturday night dropping to only -2.2°C, the much talked about weekend weather was somewhat unremarkable, with colder, frosty mornings definitely ahead this coming week.
But if you’re amongst those waiting for snow, July may not deliver!