Posted May 04, 2018 13:30:00 The snow is coming, the snow is here and it’s time to turn on the television.
The big one that is expected to fall on March 26, and which is forecast for the boreal in the Northern Territory on Saturday, is the largest snow event in Australia’s history.
“This will be the largest and most dangerous snow event since it occurred in November 2016,” Environment Department snow scientist Robyn Williams said.
“Snow is a dangerous thing.
It could kill.
It is a very high risk event.”
Williams said there were “very few” forecasts for the event.
She said if it happened in an area that had not experienced large winter events before, it would be a different story.
“We would expect that if it was a small area that was exposed to very heavy snowfall or ice in a very isolated area, there would be no significant risk to people,” she said.
The Northern Territory is also set to get the largest amount of snow in its history.
It has been on track for 3.2 centimetres of snow for the month of March and has been forecast to get a whopping 3.7 centimetre.
“It is a relatively quiet time of year,” Williams said, but the weather was also likely to be different in the region, with a more humid mix of air that could bring out some of the cold air in the borealis.
“The colder air is likely to bring out the heat, and in that warmer air is going to create more snow and snow and ice,” Williams explained.
“So we are expecting that the snow will be higher, and possibly heavier than normal.”
She said it was possible to see snowfall in the high elevations of the boreals, with some areas getting as much as two metres.
“You will see the snow,” Williams warned.
“There is snow in the valleys and in the foothills.
And the highest areas in the mountains are likely to get up to four metres of snow.”
Williams also said there was an increased risk of injuries due to the increased number of people in the areas, particularly in the central and northern areas.
“If there is a significant number of vehicles on roads and roads are in very poor condition, and there is very little snow, and people are travelling in vehicles or walking on roads, we expect there will be significant potential for injuries,” she told 7.30.
The Environment Department said it would monitor the snow for several hours to make sure it was safe to go back out into the mountains.
“Any snowfall that is not reported to us as snow, we will do our best to remove it,” Williams told 7