A rare dusting of snow fell this week in the Australian island state.
CNN  — 

A rare event this week kept residents in northern Tasmania, Australia, up all night: snowflakes falling.

Kiani Chippendale, 26, told CNN she’d never seen snow in the city of Launceston.

“We stayed up all night, too excited to sleep!” she said. “Very rare. It’s never snowed here in the city that I know of … not in my lifetime, anyway.”

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The city saw its most significant snowfall this week since the early 1970s, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation.