SNOWCHASE 2016: Big freeze returns to Southern Downs

BREAKING: Snow-chasers have started the journey to the Southern Downs ahead of predictions of snow this week.

The team from Higgins Storm Chasing is travelling six hours ahead of expected snow fall tomorrow night and early Wednesday morning.

A very cold mid-level air mass is forecast to move across northern inland NSW during tomorrow afternoon before reaching the Northern Tablelands on Tuesday night.

HOW TO GET TO SNOW HOTSPOTS ON SOUTHERN DOWNS

The freezing level also drops rapidly and significantly through northern inland NSW and southern inland Queensland.

There is a chance of snow on the Granite Belt, but shallow moisture levels may prevent the event from occurring.

All the best action is likely to be above the height of 1100 meters at Guyra and Ben Lomond Range with between 2-5 cm of snow expected to be settled by Wednesday, according to Higgins Storm Chasing.

The Higgins Storm Chasing team on the way to the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.
The Higgins Storm Chasing team on the way to the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.

"We are very excited to travel the 6 hours to possibly enjoy the white wonderland, our accommodation is already booked!" Jeff Higgins said,

"There are a few things I'd like to pass on from locals to people if they visit the area.

"Respect other people's private properties by not destroying fences and scaring livestock etc.

"The tourism and income towards the area which is generated from these snow events is greatly welcome."



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