The BOM, in their great wisdom, don't like using the the B' word. Especially in Victoria. I love & respect the bureau, but some of their reporting policies totally befuddle me - take this case in point. They do have 'sheep' warnings though, so if you head out into the blizzards this weekend, don't take your sheep! ..BTW: Have pointed out to the bureau in the past, after heavy summer rains in Melbourne (50mm) that they seem to place more importance on 'farm weather' Ie. (Brown rot, downy mildew warnings etc...) than people Ie. (Road weather, flood watch or at times, bushwalking alert etc...) I suspect it's their recent directive to protect the rural sector assets first? Happy to be proved wrong..