BARRINGTON TOPS (Hunter Springs) Observations from 1960
All observations courtesy of Mrs Cathleen Wright
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Year Month Day   Observation         Year Month Day   Observation        
1960 January 12 Heavy storm 1965 January 3 Very dry
February 10 Storm   24 Storm, extremely dry
18 Storm   25 Storm
28 Heavy mist   Conditions becoming serious
March 1 Heavy showers   February 7 Mist, seriously dry. Rain desperately needed, pasture dead.
4 Heavy misty showers   10 Storms & lovely soaking rain
15 Heavy showers   11 Light showers
22 Storms   18 Storm
April 4 Storms   Daily becoming drier, green shoots started by storm has died off
5 Heavy storm with little hail   & it is bad as ever. Temperatures high 80F's & 90F's.
10 Storm   March 9 Showers, very hot
11 Heavy storm with hail   10 Lovely storm
16 Storms   13 Scattered storms
21 Storms all day   Driest in my memory
22 Continued storms then cold snap   April 9 Mist clearing, warm
24 Almost no frost, lovely day   13 Storms
May 13 Showers & cold   14 Storms, beautiful day
14 Showers & very cold   Began irrigating for the first time in this locality. Feed becoming
16 Snow showers " (1.3cm)   short.
19 Showers   May 1 Showers
20 Showers   15 Showers
26 Heavy mist   Record frosts from the 15th, lovely days, very dry still.
27 Heavy mist   June 1 Heavy cloud, showers
31 Heavy rain, sleet & snow   3 Heavy sleety showers
June 16 Heavy storms   21 Shower
26 Fog frozen on trees to 10-11am   22 Showers
27 Rain & snow " (1.3cm)   24 8" (21.6cm) snow
July 5 Snow 1" (2.5cm)   28 Heavy mist, mild
10 Rain   29 Grass growing slightly
11 General rain   July 1 Steady rain
18 Rain & snow showers   14 Sleet, light covering snow
19 Snowy all day 32F (0C)   17 Snow all day, melted
20 Fine but very cold, 2" (5.1cm) snow   18 2" (5.1cm) snow on ground
23 Rain   19 Snowed heavily then coastal gale
Fine & very warm the rest of the month with no frosts   20 Snow in night, gale continuing
August 2 Heavy showers   21 Gale persisting, wind lighter
3 Heavy rain & 4" (10.2cm) snow   22 Finer
4 Further 1" (2.5cm) snow   28 1" (2.5cm) snow, very cold
6 Slight covering of snow   August 3 Showers
10 1" (3.8cm) snow   4 Showers
11 1" (3.8cm) new snow   6 Sleet & showers
12 2" (5.1cm) snow   7 Snow all day in morning 2" (5.1cm)
20 showers   16 Showers
September 9 4" (10.2cm) snow & rain   17 Showers
14 Storms   20 Steady rain
18 Storms   21 Steady rain
20 Storms   26 Misty showers
27 Sleet showers   27 Misty showers
October 21 Heavy showers   September 5 Storms, hail, warm
22 Heavy showers   6 Storms
November 22 Storms   7 Storms, hail
December 15 Storms   9 Storms, hail
16 Storms   10 Showers
26 Very hot   17 Showers
                      29 Began irrigating
1961 January 16 Coastal showers   October 18 Light rain
17 Coastal showers   28 Lovely steady rain
February 19 Steady rain   November 4 Nice little storm
20 Steady rain   10 Nice rain, rather wild
21 Showers   11 Cold day, very windy
24 Storm   12 4" (11.4cm) snow, first in memory
25 Storms   13 Garden all cut, heavy frost
March 1 Storms   29 Mist (still irrigating, dry)
23 Storms   Very dry
April 17 Light frost   December 1 Heavy coastal showers
20 Coastal mist   2 Heavy shower
24 Western storms   5 Showers, very sultry
May 4 1" (2.5cm) snow after rain   6 Lovely steady storms
June 5 Warm rain   7 Thick heavy shower
6 Warm rain   8 Showers, sultry
9 Warm rain   9 Showers
12 Misty showers   15 Lovely steady rain, real xmas gift
13 Heavy rain   Feed good but drying off again. Much rain needed.
20 2" (5.1cm) snow, first frost in 4 weeks                    
Heavy frosts & lovely days 1966 January 9 Mist, very dry again
July 1 Storms, warm   17 Lovely storm, hail, extreme heat
3 Storms, warm   27 Paddocks sown with turnips, re-commenced irrigating
6 Sleet   31 Extremely dry
7 Sleet, very cold   Water level falling rapidly
8 Patchy sleet, very cold   February 4 Storm
17 Light snow cover   5 Good heavy storms, some hail
19 Showers   14 Light showers
25 Heavy rain   16 Nice showers, extreme heat
28 Sleet, rain   17 Lovely showers
31 Showers, little sleet   18 Showers
August 4 Very light snow   24 Storms
7 Showers   Still dry, nights cold from coast. Feed green but short, irrigating
10 Showers, snow all day 1" (3.8cm)   turnips
11 Heavy rain   March 10 Storm
12 Coastal showers   11 Lovely storms
17 Heavy showers   17 Beautiful storms
18 rain & snow all day, did not lay   19 Heavy storms
22 2" (5.1cm) snow   25 Misty showers
24 Snowed all night & day 2" (5.1cm) melted quickly   27 Misty showers
25 Snow still falling 3" (8.5cm)   28 Light frost, nothing cut
27 Heavy showers   April 16 Storms, hot lovely weather
September 3 Heavy rain & snow   27 Good rain
15 Storms   30 Flowers cut
16 Showers   May 6 Showers, light frost
18 Showers   21 11" (27.9cm) snow (record for May)
19 Showers   June 1 Steady rain
20 Showers   13 7" (17.8cm) snow
October 4 Getting dry with hot days   14 Showers
5 Storms   Days warm, heavy frost all June
6 Coastal showers   July 3 Showers overnight, warm 42F (5.6C)
7 Coastal showers   7 Showers, cold 32 to 40F (0.0 to 4.4C)
8 Coastal showers   17 Sleet
16 Storms after a hot dry week   28 Very light snow
17 Storms   29 Light snow
18 Heavy storms   Terrific frosts
24 Storms   August 11 Steady rain
November 2 Storms   18 Light rain
3 Storms   19 Nice steady rain
5 Storms   20 Nice steady rain
6 Heavy storms   23 2" (5.1cm) snow
8 Storm   25 Light snow
17 Showers   26 Misty showers
18 Heavy rain   31 Lovely steady rain
21 Heavy rain   Cold month
23 Heavy showers   September 1 Showers, dull
December 7 Very hot, storm   2 Showers, little sun
14 Showers   3 Light showers
15 Heavy showers   4 Showers
16 Heavy showers   8 Showers
18 Heavy showers   14 Nice heavy rain
19 Heavy showers   16 Steady ain
                      17 Heavy wind till 21st
1962 January 1 Heavy rain   25 Sprinkle
5 Heavy storms   26 Little hail, storms
9 Heavy rain   29 Storm, warmer
11 Showers   October 3 Showers, sleet. 36F (2.2C) min
12 Heavy rain   4 Snow, sleet all day, covering 33F (0.6C)
13 Heavy rain   5 Sleety showers 35F (1.7C) min
29 Heavy storms   7 Snow showers, sleet. 35F (1.7C) min
31 Very heavy   8 " (1.3cm) snow. Temps 32 - 48F (0.0 - 8.9C)
February 1 Storms   14 Lovely storms, some hail. Min 46F (7.8C)
9 Storms   16 Storm, glorious day 42 - 77F (4.6 - 25.0C)
10 Heavy storms   17 54 - 78F (12.2 - 25.6C)
11 Heavy storms   18 Storm, 48 - 80F (8.9 - 26.7C)
14 Storms   19 Thunderstorms. Min 50F (10.0C)
22 Storms   20 Steady rain
March 11 Storm   21 Dull, cool & showers. Min 42F (4.6C)
14 Heavy mist   22 Sleet, rain 38F (3.3C)
April 5 Steady rain   26 Heavy storms
6 Coastal cyclone   November 1 Lovely steady rain, warm. Feed beautiful everywhere
7 Coastal cyclone   2 Stormy & hot, min 56F (13.3C)
8 Coastal cyclone   3 Min 36F (2.2C)
25 Showers   4 Still very cold
May 10 Heavy coastal rain   7 Mist, little warmer
11 Heavy coastal rain   8 Steady rain
13 Heavy rain   9 Showers
14 Heavy rain   13 Steady rain
17 Storms   14 Hail storm
22 Storms   25 Heavy storm, sultry hot. 88F (31.1C)
29 Heavy coastal rain   27 Heavy storms, sultry. 80F (26.7C)
June 2 Showers   28 Heavy storms
3 Storms   December 5 Showers
July 2 Hail, rain. Heavy frost, sunny   6 Continuing showery
10 Coastal gale   7 Cool & showery
11 Coastal gale   8 Cool & showery
23 Showers, lovely day   15 Nice rain, hot
24 Showers, lovely day   26 89F (31.7C)
26 Showers, cold   27 Wild storm
August 1 First snow, light covering   28 Showers
8 Storms   30 Good heavy storm
9 Stormy showers   Feed very good, soaking rain needed.
15 Heavy rain                    
20 Heavy rain 1967 January 5 Heavy storms, hail
21 Rain then snow 3" (7.6cm)   17 Storm
22 Another 3" (7.6cm) snow, now 6" (15.9cm)   26 Heavy coastal mist
September 16 Showers   27 Heavy showers
17 Misty showers   Feed very good
18 Misty showers   February 1 Steady rain
25 Storms   14 Nice rain
October 14 Welcome storms, hot   18 Welcome rain
20 Storms   25 Showers
24 Storms   26 Showers
25 Rain & sleet   March 3 Nice steady rain
29 Heavy storms   8 Lovely steady rain
30 Storms   9 Steady rain, coastal mist
November 10 Storm   13 Windy, SE mist
17 Storm   14 Heavy mist, cool
29 Nice storm   15 Windy, misty
December 5 Storms   16 Still blowing
6 Misty rain   17 Little more sun
8 Misty rain   23 Garden all cut
15 Storms   31 Heavy mist
21 Heavy storm   April 1 Patchy rain
24 Coastal mist   2 Mist, gale
25 Heavy coastal rain   3 Misty showers
26 Heavy coastal rain   4 Misty showers
27 Heavy coastal rain   9 Heavy mist
28 Heavy coastal rain   11 Heavy mist
29 Heavy misty rain   12 Heavy mist
30 Heavy misty rain   13 Heavy mist
Good season, hot & rather dry till early Dec. Rain at Xmas   May 24 Rain & flying snow
brought pastures along, cattle very good.   June 7 Coastal mist
                      8 Coastal wind, mist
1963 January 3 Heavy storm   9 Coastal wind, mist
4 Heavy storms, hail   11 Steady rain
5 Showers   12 Coastal gale
16 Showers   13 Coastal gale
30 Hot & sultry, then nice storms   14 Coastal gale
February 12 Showers   15 Heavy showers
13 Showers   17 Heavy mist, wet fog morning
15 Storms   20 Heavy shower
18 Storms   21 Heavy rain
March 15 Storms   22 Heavy rain
17 Storms   23 Showers
19 Heavy rain   26 Coastal gale 40F (4.4C)
20 Heavy rain   27 Coastal gale continuing
24 Heavy storm   28 Coastal gale, wind eased morning
25 Heavy storm   29 Mist, wind dropped
31 Rain   July 3 Misty showers
April 5 Storms   4 Misty showers
22 Storm, little hail   5 Misty showers
28 Coastal rain   6 Misty showers
29 Heavy rain   10 Storms
May 6 Coastal rain   28 Unusually warm, mist
7 Coastal rain   29 No frosts, warm, mist
8 Gales now blowing   August 1 Light covering snow, rain. 36F (2.2C) all day
9 Gales now blowing   2 Snow showers, 28F (-2.2C) overnight
12 Storm   6 Heavy rain, little flying snow
19 Warm storms   7 2" (5.1cm) snow
24 First heavy frost   8 Rain & snow
31 Heavy shower   11 Showers, windy
June 1 Shower   14 Little snow
2 Heavy shower   20 Showers, warmer
5 Storms   23 Heavy showers
8 Heavy coastal rain   25 Heavy showers
9 Thick rain   27 Showers
14 Heavy coastal rain   September 2 Sleet & showers
20 Fog frozen on trees   7 Heavy rain, wind
26 Heavy coastal rain   10 Windy & warm all week, then turning
27 Heavy coastal rain   16 Cold, little snow
29 Showers   27 Showers, hot
July 3 Snow like frost, trees frozen   October 5 Light showers
7 Showers   12 Lovely soft rain
8 Cold   13 Good steady rain
9 Sleety showers   14 Heavy storms, warm
10 2" (5.1cm) snow, 32F (0C)   15 Heavy storms, warm
11 4" (10.2cm) new snow, warmer   19 Storms, hot
13 6" (15.2cm) new snow, still falling, 32F (0C)   20 Coastal rain, 52F (11.1C)
About 14" (35.6cm) at 10pm, only 9" (24.1cm) the next   21 Heavy coastal rain, 45F (7.2C)
morning, 34F (1.1C)   22 Gale easing, cold, 42F (5.6C)
17+18 Beautiful sunny days, still a good deal of snow on ground   25 Lovely morning
21 Most snow gone   November 6 Storm, hot
22 Heavy showers   8 Storm
28 Nice pleasant week, quite warm   9 Storm
29 Electrical storms   15 Cold snap, showers
30 Sleety showers   26 Windy all week
August 11 Heavy mist   28 Feed browning off
16 Storms, gale   Drying winds last week. Very hot 92F (33.3C)
23 Showers   December 2 Becoming very dry
24 Storms   3 Welcome storms
25 Storms   25 Mist, extremely dry, cold
29 Storms   30 Thundery storms
30 9" (22.9cm) snow   Strong winds continued for the whole month. Extremely dry,
31 Snow & rain continued   water dropping
September 7 Light covering of snow                    
Windy & dry, fairly cool till 3rd week 1968 January 5 Lovely steady rain
25 Coastal gale   6 Steady showers
26 Wind easing   7 Misty showers
27 Weather easing   11 Light showers
October 13 Shower   12 Warm steady rain
14 Storms   13 Showers, very warm
15 Misty showers   14 Misty showers
16 Misty showers   15 Heavy showers
Lovely hot clear days   16 Heavy showers
30 Welcome rain, beautiful morning   17 Showers
31 Weather perfect   23 Ground dry amazingly, lovely storm
November 1 Storms   26 Dry storms
4 Storm   February 3 Storms, extreme heat
8 Very wild storm   8 Lovely steady rain
12 Showers (steady)   14 Mist over two days
15 Showers   16 Showers, warm
16 Showers   Extremely dry again
17 Showers   March 3 Heavy storms
24 Storms   4 Very welcome storms
December 8 Storms   14 Showers
9 Steady rain   19 Showers
10 Steady rain   21 Showers
11 Heavy mist   25 Lovely storm, hot
13 Storms   27 Nice heavy storm, hot
15 Heavy storm   31 Shower
24 Storms 89F (31.7C)   April 16 Lovely weather for 2 weeks, dry
25 Storms 87F (30.6C)   17 Storm
26 90F (32.2C)   18 Showers
27 Storms   19 Storms
31 Storms   23 First frost
                      24 frost, no more till 3rd May
1964 January 13 Storms   May 10 Warm & stormy, 50F (10.0C) min
14 Steady rain   11 Steady rain, warm
24 Storms   12 Steady rain, warm
25 Storms   13 Heavy rain
February 8 Storms   15 Rain, first snow 6" (15.2cm)
11 Sharp storm   19 " (1.3cm) snow, 28F (-2.2C)
16 Hot & dry   21 Showers
29 Very hot   24 Showers
March 6 Storms   25 Mist, cold wind 38F (3.3C)
7 Storms   26 2 - 4" (5 - 10cm) snow, 32 - 34F (0.0 - 1.1C)
9 Heavy mist   27 30 - 44F (-1.1 - 6.7C)
April 9 Western change   28 30F (-1.1C)
10 Showers. First frost   29 Sleet
20 Heavy mist   June 1 Fair frost, 32F (0.0C)
21 Coastal rain   2 Showers, 39F (3.9C) min
22 Heavy rain   3 Miserable
23 Heavy showers   4 Very cold morning, 24F (-4.4C)
24 Heavy mist   5 Cold windy, showers. 40F (4.4C)
May 27 Very cold   23 Good run of weather for frosts, 28F (-2.2C)
June 9 Steady rain   29 Cold, steady rin. 27F (-2.8C) min
10 Steady rain   30 21 - 50F (-6.1 - 10.0C)
12 Heavy showers   July 3 Steady rain, warm
19 Storms   5 Showers
July 4 First snow, light covering   14 Misty showers 26F (-3.3C)
11 Showers   18 Steady showers
13 Western gale   19 Heavy cold
14 Western gale   22 30 - 32F (-1.1 - 0.0C), 1" (2.5cm) snow still falling
15 1" (2.5cm) snow, gale still blowing   23 30 - 36F (-1.1 - 2.2C), 12" (31.8cm) dry snow falling
17 Showers, sleet   24 Melted a little, snowed off & on, light frost, melting 8am, 8"
21 Showers, sleet   (21.6cm) left, 30 - 40F (-1.1 - 4.4C)
August 12 1" (3.8cm) snow   25 23 - 48F (-5.0 - 8.9C), 7" (17.8cm) snow still on ground
25 1" (2.5cm) snow   26 22 - 42F (-5.6 - 5.6C), still 5 - 6" (12.7 - 15.2cm) left
Very dry winter   27 22 - 46F (-5.6 - 7.8C)
September 21 Lovely steady rain   28 Patches of grass appearing at last. 24 - 50F (-4.4 - 10.0C)
October 3 Storms, sleet   29 Still plenty snow left, lovely days. 30 - 52F (-1.1 - 11.1C)
6 Shower   30 30 - 52F (-1.1 - 11.1C)
7 Showers   31 Overcast & windy, 40 - 48F (4.4 - 8.9C)
9 Storm   Snow clearing, still deep in shade
11 Heavy storms   August 1 Cold, bright & windy. 27 - 52F (-2.8 - 11.1C)
16 Storms   5 Lovely day, burning grass. 22 - 52F (-5.6 - 11.1C)
17 Odd stormy shower   7 36 - 58F (2.2 - 14.4C)
24 Welcome storm   8 36 - 58F (2.2 - 14.4C)
31 Heavy storms, sleet   9 Storms all night. 42 - 42F (5.6 - 5.6C)
November 20 Storm   10 Very windy, cold
23 Storms   13 Windy with coastal cyclone
Wonderful spring   14 Gale easing
December 10 Storm   16 Rain & snow all night, " (1.3cm) snow laying
27 Storm   17 Rain & snow showers all day max 34F (1.1C)
28 Storm   19 Rain & sleet. 31 - 56F (-0.6 - 13.3C)
29 Storms   20 Wind & rain
  21 3" (7.6cm) snow, windy (6" top {15.2cm}). 30 - 36F (-1.1 - 2.2C)
  22 Snow all afternoon (21st), 30 - 46F (-1.1 - 7.8C)
  29 Heavy rain
  September 3 Heavy rain
  13 Showers
  14 Stormy, min 43F (6.1C)
NOTE: I have deliberately emitted the comments simply labelled "mist" as this would   15 Stormy
have made the file much longer.   26 Flying snow. Min 23F (-5.0C) record low for this time [of year]
  30 Lovely steady welcome rain
  October 1 Showers
  7 Warm, nice showers & windy
  21 84F (28.9C)
  22 Dry, 68 - 80F (20.0 - 26.7C)
  25 Snow falling, min 34F (1.1C)
  Very dry
  November 3 Early storm
  5 Lovely showers
  7 Nice steady storm
  9 Storms
  10 Showers
  19 97F (36.1C)
  Very dry wind for months
  December 4 Lovely steady rain
  5 Welcome rain
  6 Showers
  9 Showers, hot
  10 Stormy
  17 Lovely storms
  21 Storms
  23 Storms, foggy
  28 Showers
  Water fairly low, days very hot & most nights cold. Soaking rain
  needed to replenish water in ground.
                   
1969 January 1 Storms
  2 Showers, warm
  New book
 
  Snow
  June 1 1" (2.5cm)
  July 22 1" (2.5cm)
  23 1" (2.5cm)
  24 1" (2.5cm)
  August 15 6" (15.2cm)
  September 14 1" (3.8cm)
  24 3" (8.5cm)