Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia

A strong Antarctic blast swept through parts of South Australia and Victoria on Friday, September 25, 2020, bringing significant snowfall and the coldest September day since 1969 to the city of Ballarat. The snow was reported at elevations as low as 200 m (660 feet) -- in Lismore, Mortlake, and Ararat.

Southwest Victoria recorded 4 cm (1.6 inches) of snow in a matter of hours, with temperatures dropping in just a few minutes.

"It was sleet and then transformed into these massive flakes of snow," Matthew Kolevski, who owns a farm in the Otway Ranges for more than 30 years, told ABC.

According to Kolevski, the cows 'were just consistently mooing.' "I've never seen such large snowflakes."

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