Ballarat's snow day made headlines across the nation on August 1, 2014, with radio stations including Triple J taking calls from locals excited by the cold front.
Temperatures dropped to a bone-chilling 0.5 degrees at 11am.
But Weatherzone meteorologists Sam Brown said that temperature would have felt more like -5 degrees.
Snow settled on the ground in the CBD about 11am, while country areas including Clarkes Hill, Dean, Bungaree and Gordon turned completely white.
Weatherzone said the "super cold temperatures" were produced in the wake of a vigorous cold front which brought a cold air mass behind it.
Coupled with the moisture in the air, snow started to fall below 450 metres.
Mr Brown said wind gusts were also severe, reaching more than 60km/h in some areas around Ballarat.
"It's a pretty uncommon weather pattern, but with all the elements coming together like they did, snow managed to fall," he said.
He said no more snow was forecast for the day and that temperatures and winds would improve.
"There is a high pressure system building in the wake of the cold front and this will cause skies to clear," he said.
"Although the cold air mass will linger and combined with the high pressure system Ballarat will continue to see very cold mornings over the next couple of days."