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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

By 27 November 2012 18

storm warning

The bureau is warning of bumpy stuff

For people in the South Coast, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina, Upper Western, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Southern Tablelands and Lower Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:47 pm Tuesday, 27 November 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Batemans Bay, Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin, Hay, Tibooburra, Cobar and Bourke.

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18 Responses to Severe Thunderstorm Warning
#1
Morgan4:17 pm, 27 Nov 12

I appreciate the bureaus efforts, but I don’t believe them anymore.

Whats the bet this one is a fizzer like every other severe weather warning. I get the feeling they are just covering themselves by crying wolf.

Is there a way for us to wink at us and tell us when its a real one, or a just in case one.

#2
Spykler4:26 pm, 27 Nov 12

Starting to sprinkle over here in the ‘Gung…Very poor effort at being a thunderstorm, but I hope I am proven wrong.

#3
eily4:48 pm, 27 Nov 12

Just heard a distant rumble. Or maybe it was a bus going past.

#4
astrojax4:49 pm, 27 Nov 12

Morgan said :

I appreciate the bureaus efforts, but I don’t believe them anymore.

Whats the bet this one is a fizzer like every other severe weather warning. I get the feeling they are just covering themselves by crying wolf.

Is there a way for us to wink at us and tell us when its a real one, or a just in case one.

if you read the warning, it covers an area the size of england – they are advising folks within that region that they may experience the hazards of which they warn and that if you take some precautionary measures as they suggest then you may minimise the damages you might suffer if the worst of that warning hits you. it may not – other parts of the region may suffer worse than you, but the science is so complicated that exact warnings for suburbs, even city regions, is ridiculously hardand the most convenient methodology for all concerned is the approach they adopt.

so, to your question, no, not really. but you’d do well to heed these warnings…

#5
Dante5:15 pm, 27 Nov 12

Epic thunderclap in the Woden area just now, rain coming down pretty heavily. Let’s see if we get hail… I reckon it’d melt before it landed given the heat around.

#6
crabb5:36 pm, 27 Nov 12

Did you notice the word “may” in the warning, Morgan? As in “locations which may be affected”? Not ” every single square metre of the yellow area will have a thunderstorm and be inundated, run for your lives”?.

I think the bureau does a good job, and for your information there was sufficient storm activity to cause power outages in Murrumbateman and Queanbeyan.Where’s that expensive power infrastructure I’m paying for when I need it :)

#7
Madam Cholet6:03 pm, 27 Nov 12

Morgan said :

I appreciate the bureaus efforts, but I don’t believe them anymore.

Whats the bet this one is a fizzer like every other severe weather warning. I get the feeling they are just covering themselves by crying wolf.

Is there a way for us to wink at us and tell us when its a real one, or a just in case one.

I’d like the bureau to find a way to wink at us.

#8
Randy6:16 pm, 27 Nov 12

astrojax said :

Morgan said :

I appreciate the bureaus efforts, but I don’t believe them anymore.

Whats the bet this one is a fizzer like every other severe weather warning. I get the feeling they are just covering themselves by crying wolf.

Is there a way for us to wink at us and tell us when its a real one, or a just in case one.

if you read the warning, it covers an area the size of england – they are advising folks within that region that they may experience the hazards of which they warn and that if you take some precautionary measures as they suggest then you may minimise the damages you might suffer if the worst of that warning hits you. it may not – other parts of the region may suffer worse than you, but the science is so complicated that exact warnings for suburbs, even city regions, is ridiculously hardand the most convenient methodology for all concerned is the approach they adopt.

so, to your question, no, not really. but you’d do well to heed these warnings…

Couldn’t agree more. The same line of storms is on its way through the southern Highlands at the moment as has caused damage in other areas this afternoon.

#9
Jivrashia6:59 pm, 27 Nov 12

I’d say that was a near miss…

Better luck next time!

#10
breda7:00 pm, 27 Nov 12

Morgan, since you obviously have internet access, the easiest way is to look at the Canberra radar map on the BOM site. You can blow it up to see what is coming our way from various directions.

Check it every hour or so when there is a weather warning for the region and there will be no surprises.

#11
Dante7:11 pm, 27 Nov 12

…and it ended after about an half an hour. What a pity.

#12
Qaxter10:54 pm, 27 Nov 12

BOM warning and prediction all quite sound. For your local wink / actual situation / best real time life decision tool are the weather radar loops which IMHO are an awesome resource.

512 km, 256 km, 128 km radius from radar located @ Captains Flat

Here is the 128 km loop url http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR403.loop.shtml#skip

Even useful on smart phones…. Spot your own vicious thunderstorm – enabled.

#13
KB19717:02 am, 28 Nov 12

Spykler said :

Starting to sprinkle over here in the ‘Gung…Very poor effort at being a thunderstorm, but I hope I am proven wrong.

The Gung????

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaa

#14
Mothy9:09 am, 28 Nov 12

It was not fun to fly through on the quick leg from Sydney I’ll say that much.

Though all you Hercules passengers will probably just think I’m a whimp.

#15
Felix the Cat9:39 am, 28 Nov 12

Poor BOM can’t take a trick. They report that there may be severe storms and then it turns out to be just a bit of normal heavyish rain and everyone is up in arms because it was a bit of fizzler. Then they don’t report weather that turns out to be wilder than expected and everyone is up in arms because they weren’t warned. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. It’s nature people, it’s unpredictable, stuff happens sometimes.

#16
Spykler1:22 pm, 28 Nov 12

KB1971 said :

Spykler said :

Starting to sprinkle over here in the ‘Gung…Very poor effort at being a thunderstorm, but I hope I am proven wrong.

The Gung????

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaa

The ‘Gung needs more of the wet stuff today- my tank is only half full!

#17
rhino3:18 pm, 29 Nov 12

Yeah I’d call this a fair warning. It basically ended up being heavy rain which is reasonably close at least to what they warned MIGHT happen. If it was a sunny day then I’d be disappointed. At least you can see these warnings and know that you are likely to get heavy rain at the least and possibly a bad storm at worst.

#18
LSWCHP8:16 pm, 29 Nov 12

Qaxter said :

BOM warning and prediction all quite sound. For your local wink / actual situation / best real time life decision tool are the weather radar loops which IMHO are an awesome resource.

512 km, 256 km, 128 km radius from radar located @ Captains Flat

Here is the 128 km loop url http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR403.loop.shtml#skip

Even useful on smart phones…. Spot your own vicious thunderstorm – enabled.

And for what it’s worth, an amazingly great photo of The Beast along with some background info may be found at http://the-riotact.com/the-weather-radar-revealed/73428

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