Yeah this happens in October often, snow into QLD!
Snow causes havoc across eastern Australia
Friday October 12, 2012 – 14:59 EDT
Snow covers the ground at Tarago in southern NSW.
About 300 people are stranded in their cars in the Blue Mountains as snow falls across parts of eastern Australia despite it being over a month into spring. The Bureau of Meteorology says snow falls have occurred right along the Great Dividing Range and as far north as Queensland’s Granite Belt. The wild weather has already affected Sydney’s metropolitan area, with Sydney Ferries suspending services between Manly and Circular Quay due to big swells. Commuters were still able to take the fast ferry or replacement buses. Rain and winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour are expected in Sydney later today. Parts of the NSW south coast have already been saturated with more than 300mm of rain, accompanied by eight-metre waves.
Dont worry though, global warming definitely caused this to occur. I’m sure right now the best scientists in the world are scrambling up an explanation. Heres the massive warm spell in action.
Fear not though, this map uses the 1961 – 1990 baseline, the truth is that all of that cold should be between 12 and 16 degrees below normal, a seriously biblical event.
This is closer to what the map should look like.
GFS was spot on the money, from 14 days out too.