Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district
Issued at 4:22 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014.
DAMAGING WINDS AND BLIZZARDS ABOUT THE ALPINE PEAKS
A frontal system is moving through southwestern New South Wales, with a gusty west to northwesterly airstream over the Alpine area ahead of the front on Monday. Damaging winds about the Alpine Peaks are forecast. Snow is expected to develop ahead of the front later tonight, with blizzards expected to develop about the Alpine Peaks.
Damaging winds on the Alpine Peaks of around 80 to 95 km/h with peak gusts of 100 to 120 km/h are forecast for the Snowy Mountains forecast district.
Blizzard conditions may develop this evening about the Alpine Peaks.
Thredbo Top Station recorded mean wind speed of 95 km/h at 2:00 pm.
Thredbo Top Station recorded a wind gust of 117 km/h at 2:18 pm.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Monday.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.