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[View the story "Snow on the Barbie" on Storify]Snow on the BarbieHeavy snow falling in the middle of spring blanketed areas near Sydney, Australia.Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Oct 12 2012 08:46:00undefinedFbcdn"Guyra, NSW."Photo: Michael BathHeavy snow falling in the middle of spring blanketed areas near Sydney, Australia, on Thursday. Snow is not very common in New South Wales this late into the month. Around the end of September and early October, there can still be high-elevation snows but Australia is nearing the end of spring now.Canberra, New South Wales, reached a high of 54F Thursday, reported by the Canberra Times as the coldest October day since 1968. The AccuWeather files show a high of 52 on Oct. 16, 2010. If you look at average temperature, the average temperature yesterday was 46, tied for the lowest in October this year but not as low as the 44 reached Oct. 1, 2011.Coldest October day in NSW since 1967 and fresh snow in the blue mountains. Wow, spring. BrrrrrrSharad MehtaWhen Australian weather decides now would be a great time to snow in northern NSW. Good one weather you've surprised us once again.Bella SwardundefinedImgurundefinedFbcdn"Thredbo is covered in snow today... as are other parts of NSW and SA in the coldest October day in 40 years! Daffodils with a snow coat" Photo: Thredbo ResortundefinedFbcdn"Snow 10cm thick in Guyra, NSW"Photo: Michael BathundefinedFbcdnPhoto: Jane ONeillundefinedFbcdn"Near Ben Lomond, NSW NTs."Photo: James HarrisundefinedFbcdn"Went home to get the 4WD so I could get higher....by that stage there was about 6cm and they were chasing people off the mountain!! Snowing heavily 9am"Photo: Jane ONeillundefinedFbcdn"Guyra, NSW."Photo: Michael Bath Snow on the BarbieBrightcove
Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Oct 12 2012 08:46:00
Cooler weather and rain showers will be the resounding theme for Seattle this week.
Remnants of thunderstorms on the High Plains from Wednesday will re-fire farther east over the Mississippi Valley Thursday into Thursday night.
Building code changes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy are raising rebuilding costs for homeowners and other property owners while still attempting to mitigate future damages.
A cold storm will bring rain and snow to California Friday and Saturday, but heat returns again next week.
Following a cooldown at midweek for Cleveland, temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend.
Fort Wayne, IN (1996)
58 mph wind gust.
Amarillo, TX (1997)
6.4" of snow.
Newton, NJ (1874)
15" of snow (Sussex County).