It had to be seen to be believed.
Fortunately, the entire city was able witness the historic heavy snowfall that blanketed Launceston.
For many longstanding Launceston and Tamar Valley residents, the day will go down as one of the most amazing days of their time.
Trevallyn resident Geoff Smedley will celebrate his 89th birthday in two weeks, having lived at Bald Hill Road his entire life.
He said it was the first time he'd ever seen snow that heavy and beautiful in the Launceston area.
"I was woken up early this morning by my diligent wife and she said 'you've got to get up'," Mr Smedley said.
"It was absolutely stunning, it was beautiful and the garden looked so good."
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Residing adjacent to Freelands Lookout, Mr Smedley said he could see snow far and wide, even out towards the Midlands.
His wife Silvia was no stranger to snow, having been brought up in England.
"She's used to snow and she's always said 'I wish it would snow here, I'd love to see some'," Mr Smedley said.
Many of us were woken from our beds in the early hours of the morning by a loved one.
It was Newnham resident Barry Hume who did the waking in his house, hollering wife Jackie in a state of awe.
"I got up about four o'clock to get the paper, and I couldn't believe it. I went and woke my wife and said 'you better come have a look at this'," Mr Hume said.
"We were just staggered and amazed ... I just couldn't believe it."
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The Humes have lived in Launceston for 52 years and have always ventured to Poatina to see snow.
On Wednesday, however, it was brought to their doorstep.
"What tickled us was that we live in Snow Street ... I thought that was a bit funny," Mr Hume said.
"I've got a 45-year-old son in Melbourne, I sent him pictures and he couldn't believe it. He reckons we took to the pictures somewhere else."
Even the Swiss village received its share of white. Grindelwald resident Henry Chugg described it as "a different experience altogether".
"This was the best drop of snow we've had in Grindelwald in the past 24 years," he said.
"At three o'clock this morning, even though it was dark, you could see nearly everything because everything was brilliantly white from the snow.
"It's a good spot to take photos - you've got Mount Barrow in the distance and you're looking across the golf course."