September 18th, 2010

lots of planets have a south

A freshly fallen silent shroud of WHAT THE HELL, WEATHER?

It's September. As in, (allegedly) Spring. So why has the weather waited until now to cover Invercargill with about six inches of snow (and still coming down)?

With any luck this won't be like the Big Snow of 1996 which settled for days, leaving some roads (and, more particularly, my driveway) covered with black ice...

Early Afternoon Update: Roads are passable with care (for values of "care" which include "old-ish Subaru wagon with all-wheel-drive and low-ratio").

A roof has collapsed at Stadium Southland.

As I've told one of my friends, it's getting to the state that I want to start playing Natural Disaster Bingo.

Mid Afternoon Update: After a couple of hours' break it has started snowing again. Aerial footage from about two blocks away from me.