Powerful Snowstorm Dubbed \'Stormin\' Norman\' Set To Dump 70cm Of Snow Over The Weekend As Arctic Blast Freezes Australia\'s Southern States

A terrifying storm to dump a load of snow on NSW's slopes over the weekend

  • Thredbo experiencing 'blizzard-like conditions', expecting 70 centimetres snow

  • Adelaide is bracing for destructive 90km/h gale-forced winds on Thursday

  • Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh said it would coincide with storms 

  • Antarctic blast is set to bring cold temperatures to Victoria, Tasmanian and NSW

  • Snow is forecast in NSW cities of Orange, Bathurst  as temps plunge below zero

  • By Sahar Mourad and Gavin Butler and Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

    Published: 07:22 EDT, 14 June 2018 | Updated: 08:12 EDT, 14 June 2018

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    A powerful storm is set to dump a load of snow on NSW's slopes as an Antarctic blast sweeps across the south-eastern states.

    Thredbo is already experiencing 'blizzard-like conditions', and resort owners are expecting 70 centimetres of snow across the weekend, Nine News reported.   

    Temperatures are expected to reach minus three degrees, but due to the wind it will feel like minus 17 degrees.

    A terrifying storm is set to dump a load of snow on NSW's slopes as an Antarctic blast sweeps across the south-eastern states

    A terrifying storm is set to dump a load of snow on NSW's slopes as an Antarctic blast sweeps across the south-eastern states

    Temperatures are expected to reach minus three degrees, but due to the wind it will feel like minus 17 degrees 

    Temperatures are expected to reach minus three degrees, but due to the wind it will feel like minus 17 degrees 

    Thredbo is already experiencing 'blizzard-like conditions', and are expecting 70 centimetres of snow across the weekend

    Thredbo is already experiencing 'blizzard-like conditions', and are expecting 70 centimetres of snow across the weekend

    The snowstorm has been nicknamed 'Stormin' Norman' after the famous US General, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr, who led all coalition forces in The Gulf War, the network reported.

    Thredbo communications manager Susie Diver said they are calling the storm after Norman as it is set to take over the mountains.

    Perisher has already received 10 centimetres of snow and is expecting up to 65 centimetres by Monday.

    A skier enjoying the snow

    The snowstorm has been nicknamed 'Stormin' Norman' after the famous US General, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr, who led all coalition forces in The Gulf War

    Perisher has already received 10 centimetres of snow and are expecting up to 65 centimetres by Monday

    Perisher has already received 10 centimetres of snow and are expecting up to 65 centimetres by Monday

    It comes after meteorologists have warned Australians to expect a series of cold fronts

    It comes after meteorologists have warned Australians to expect a series of cold fronts

    It comes after meteorologists have warned Australians to expect a series of cold fronts across the south-eastern states with freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall.   

    Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino pointed to a low pressure system off the east of Tasmania that threatens to blast a wave of polar air across NSW over the weekend.

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    'This system may cause parts of central NSW to have their coldest day in a couple of years,' he told Nine News.  

    Meanwhile, Victoria's otherwise sunny and stable conditions are about to come to an end, warns Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Richard Carlyon. 

    Mr Carlyon predicted that 'A series of cold fronts will hit Victoria over the next week,' bringing showers, cloudy conditions and fresh winds to the southern state.

    An Antarctic blast is set to sweep across south-eastern Australia bringing with it the coldest temperatures in two years and 90km/h gale-forced winds

    An Antarctic blast is set to sweep across south-eastern Australia bringing with it the coldest temperatures in two years and 90km/h gale-forced winds

    A polar air mass from Antarctica was likely to cause temperatures to plummet below zero this weekend in Victoria (Mt Buller pictured), Tasmania and the New South Wales central west

    A polar air mass from Antarctica was likely to cause temperatures to plummet below zero this weekend in Victoria (Mt Buller pictured), Tasmania and the New South Wales central west

    Adelaide is bracing for wild weather on Thursday afternoon that could potentially have enough force to bring down trees and powerlines.

    Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh said a 'vigorous cold front' in the South Australian capital was likely to coincide with destructive thunderstorms. 

    'Storms can create their own damaging wind gusts,' he told Daily Mail Australia today.

    'Just generally, damaging wind gusts with this cold front could reach around the 90km mark for Adelaide today.'

    Lithgow, Australia's coldest city on average, is set to experience zero degree temperatures on Sunday but is less likely to see snowfalls.

    An Antarctic cold front is set to see parts of south-eastern Australia experience the coldest temperatures in two years

    An Antarctic cold front is set to see parts of south-eastern Australia experience the coldest temperatures in two years

    The week ahead in your city

    SYDNEY  

    FRIDAY: Min 10, Max 19, partly cloudy

    SATURDAY: Min 9, Max 17, sunny

    SUNDAY: Min 8, Max 14, mostly sunny

    MONDAY: Min 8, Max 17, partly cloudy

    TUESDAY: Min 10, Max 17, showers

    WEDNESDAY: Min 11, Max 18, partly cloudy 

    CANBERRA   

    FRIDAY: Min 3, Max 10, shower or two

    SATURDAY: Min 2, Max 9, shower or two

    SUNDAY: Min -1, Max 7, shower or two

    MONDAY: Min 0, Max 13, partly cloudy

    TUESDAY: Min 2, Max 13, partly cloudy

    WEDNESDAY: Min 2, Max 13, partly cloudy

     

    PERTH  

    FRIDAY: Min 7, Max 20, sunny

    SATURDAY: Min 7, Max 21, sunny

    SUNDAY: Min 9, Max 23,sunny day, late shower or two

    MONDAY: Min 10, Max 18, showers

    TUESDAY: Min 7, Max 18, showers

    WEDNESDAY: Min 10, Max 19, shower or two

     

    BRISBANE  

    FRIDAY: Min 12, Max 24, sunny

    SATURDAY: Min 9, Max 23, sunny

    SUNDAY: Min 10, Max 20, sunny

    MONDAY: Min 7, Max 19, sunny

    TUESDAY: Min 7, Max 21, sunny

    WEDNESDAY: Min 9, Max 22, mostly sunny

     

    MELBOURNE   

    FRIDAY: Min 8, Max 13, few showers

    SATURDAY: Min 8, Max 12, shower or two

    SUNDAY: Min 7, Max 13, showers

    MONDAY: Min 7, Max 14, morning shower or two

    TUESDAY: Min 5, Max 15, partly cloudy

    WEDNESDAY: Min 7, Max 15, partly cloudy

     

    ADELAIDE

    FRIDAY: Min 11, Max 15, showers

    SATURDAY: Min 9, Max 14, shower or two

    SUNDAY: Min 8, Max 14, shower or two

    MONDAY: Min 9, Max 16, partly cloudy

    TUESDAY: Min 6, Max 16, partly cloudy

    WEDNESDAY: Min 10, Max 17, partly cloudy

     

    HOBART  

    FRIDAY: Min 7, Max 12, shower or two

    SATURDAY: Min 6, Max 11, showers easing

    SUNDAY: Min 6, Max 10, showers

    MONDAY: Min 6, Max 11, showers easing

    TUESDAY: Min 4, Max 13, partly cloudy

    WEDNESDAY: Min 4, Max 14, mostly sunny

     

    DARWIN  

    FRIDAY: Min 21, Max 31, sunny

    SATURDAY: Min 21, Max 32, sunny

    SUNDAY: Min 19, Max 31, sunny

    MONDAY: Min 19, Max 31, sunny

    TUESDAY: Min 19, Max 31, sunny

    WEDNESDAY: Min 19, Max 32, mostly sunny

     

     Source: Bureau of Meteorology

    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5843323/Terrifying-snowstorm-dump-snow-NSWs-slopes-weekend.html

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    Powerful Snowstorm Dubbed \'Stormin\' Norman\' Set To Dump 70cm Of Snow Over The Weekend As Arctic Blast Freezes Australia\'s Southern States

    Source:Daily Mail

    Powerful Snowstorm Dubbed \'Stormin\' Norman\' Set To Dump 70cm Of Snow Over The Weekend As Arctic Blast Freezes Australia\'s Southern States