The Big Snow

If you were wondering just how extensive the snow was in the South Island on Monday 12 June, then check out this beautiful image…

The big snow - 12 June 2006

The image was taken at 2:25pm on Tuesday 13 June by one of the satellites in the NASA MODIS Rapid Response System. We were just plain lucky to get an almost direct overpass the day after the snow with mostly fine weather in Canterbury.

For the full image and larger/more detailed shots, try one of these,

As you’ll see the snow was right down to sea level in South Canterbury, with the Paparoa Range on the West Coast also getting snow to around 1200m.


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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