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Storm warning

By 27 February 2013 22

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the ACT for heavy rain with thunderstorms which may lead to flash flooding during the early hours of tomorrow, Thursday 28 February, 2013.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has Units on a higher level of readiness. Residents who require emergency storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

9:51 PM

[Courtesy ESA, if you've got photos of the wild weather send them in to images@the-riotact.com ]


weather radar

Looking at the weather radar it seems we’ve got the same sort of pattern that caused last year’s flooding.

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22 Responses to Storm warning
#1
EvanJames11:57 pm, 27 Feb 13

Interesting. There’s a lot of drama to our west, and with more feeding down into it. Could be a short sleep tonight for sure. Loving the rain after that long, hot, dry spring and summer.

#2
Ben_Dover7:15 am, 28 Feb 13

It’ll miss Canberra. If the BOM gives us a warning like that, I put on my t-shirt and sunnies.

#3
bundah9:00 am, 28 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

It’ll miss Canberra. If the BOM gives us a warning like that, I put on my t-shirt and sunnies.

Oh ye of little faith i’ve never known BOM to get it wrong,oops my nose just grew 6 inches.

#4
thebrownstreak6910:07 am, 28 Feb 13

This will be a good opportunity to see how the new dam goes (including how quickly it fills).

#5
Solidarity10:15 am, 28 Feb 13

Noticed way too many cars on the GDE this morning, because the lycra warriors are big sooks who won’t ride in the rain. Waaaa a bit of mud and water I might need to clean my bike tonight waaaaa. Bunch of sooks, I still rode.

#6
Jivrashia10:18 am, 28 Feb 13

I use the depth of water running in Sullivan Creek (Inner North) as a rough guide to how intense the rain has been.

This morning it looked quite tame, about half a meter.
So whatever was promised last night hadn’t been delivered.

But then a new warning is current (5:08am Thursday) so let’s see if we get some.

During Thursday morning, HEAVY RAIN WITH THUNDERSTORMS which may lead to flash flooding are forecast for *snip* Australian Capital Territory

#7
thebrownstreak6910:34 am, 28 Feb 13

Solidarity said :

Noticed way too many cars on the GDE this morning, because the lycra warriors are big sooks who won’t ride in the rain. Waaaa a bit of mud and water I might need to clean my bike tonight waaaaa. Bunch of sooks, I still rode.

On a related note, I thought the standard of driving was better than average on the Monaro Hwy this morning. People were calm and sensible, and it was a pleasant trip in.

#8
Postalgeek11:04 am, 28 Feb 13

It was depressing to see the number of people driving on Hindmarsh Drive without lights last evening at 7.30pm while it was raining.

#9
EvanJames11:40 am, 28 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

It’ll miss Canberra. If the BOM gives us a warning like that, I put on my t-shirt and sunnies.

I was thinking the same thing at 7am this morning, but down it came… I guess it just took its time shuffling over to us from the Riverina. Hope the t-storms forecast comes off too!

Costco sell very good umbrellas…

#10
EvanJames11:41 am, 28 Feb 13

Postalgeek said :

It was depressing to see the number of people driving on Hindmarsh Drive without lights last evening at 7.30pm while it was raining.

Ah ha! but you saw them, didn’t you?

#11
grump12:16 pm, 28 Feb 13

Postalgeek said :

It was depressing to see the number of people driving on Hindmarsh Drive without lights last evening at 7.30pm while it was raining.

Lighten up!

#12
Alderney12:44 pm, 28 Feb 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

On a related note, I thought the standard of driving was better than average on the Monaro Hwy this morning. People were calm and sensible, and it was a pleasant trip in.

Oh come on, this is Canberra. If you’re going to make outlandish statements such as this you need to back them up with evidence; dash-cam footage or it didn’t happen.

#13
KB19711:12 pm, 28 Feb 13

Alderney said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

On a related note, I thought the standard of driving was better than average on the Monaro Hwy this morning. People were calm and sensible, and it was a pleasant trip in.

Oh come on, this is Canberra. If you’re going to make outlandish statements such as this you need to back them up with evidence; dash-cam footage or it didn’t happen.

I am a witness, it flowed quite well this morning. The only goos I saw was a young lady in a Silver Nissan Pulsar sedan texting all the way from Hume to the City and nearly running up the back of a car near the jail.

#14
thebrownstreak691:45 pm, 28 Feb 13

Alderney said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

On a related note, I thought the standard of driving was better than average on the Monaro Hwy this morning. People were calm and sensible, and it was a pleasant trip in.

Oh come on, this is Canberra. If you’re going to make outlandish statements such as this you need to back them up with evidence; dash-cam footage or it didn’t happen.

:)

#15
goggles132:59 pm, 28 Feb 13

KB1971 said :

Alderney said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

On a related note, I thought the standard of driving was better than average on the Monaro Hwy this morning. People were calm and sensible, and it was a pleasant trip in.

Oh come on, this is Canberra. If you’re going to make outlandish statements such as this you need to back them up with evidence; dash-cam footage or it didn’t happen.

I am a witness, it flowed quite well this morning. The only goos I saw was a young lady in a Silver Nissan Pulsar sedan texting all the way from Hume to the City and nearly running up the back of a car near the jail.

go straight to gaol, do not pass go, do not collect $200

#16
dungfungus3:38 pm, 28 Feb 13

I just had my senior’s nap. Did I miss anything?

#17
p996911turbo3:38 pm, 28 Feb 13

Wow, people saw good driving today? You definitely weren’t on the same roads as I was. I saw a lot of tailgating this morning.

I suppose it’s Canberra so I always see a lot of tailgating, but it’s particularly dangerous in the wet.

#18
Jim Jones3:56 pm, 28 Feb 13

dungfungus said :

I just had my senior’s nap. Did I miss anything?

The war is over.

Swing isn’t popular anymore and pants are worn below the waist.

#19
poetix5:09 pm, 28 Feb 13

Jim Jones said :

dungfungus said :

I just had my senior’s nap. Did I miss anything?

The war is over.

Swing isn’t popular anymore and pants are worn below the waist.

(-:

Well, the rest of us were raptured so I don’t know what you two have been doing…

#20
dungfungus6:56 pm, 28 Feb 13

poetix said :

Jim Jones said :

dungfungus said :

I just had my senior’s nap. Did I miss anything?

The war is over.

Swing isn’t popular anymore and pants are worn below the waist.

(-:

Well, the rest of us were raptured so I don’t know what you two have been doing…

I just watched the TV news and see that I missed 9mm of rain. Wow, that must have been one hell of a downpour!

#21
LSWCHP7:24 pm, 28 Feb 13

Jim Jones said :

dungfungus said :

I just had my senior’s nap. Did I miss anything?

The war is over.

Swing isn’t popular anymore and pants are worn below the waist.

Jim, sometimes I really, really like your work :-)

#22
KB19717:46 pm, 28 Feb 13

goggles13 said :

KB1971 said :

Alderney said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

On a related note, I thought the standard of driving was better than average on the Monaro Hwy this morning. People were calm and sensible, and it was a pleasant trip in.

Oh come on, this is Canberra. If you’re going to make outlandish statements such as this you need to back them up with evidence; dash-cam footage or it didn’t happen.

I am a witness, it flowed quite well this morning. The only goos I saw was a young lady in a Silver Nissan Pulsar sedan texting all the way from Hume to the City and nearly running up the back of a car near the jail.

go straight to gaol, do not pass go, do not collect $200

Apple auto correct obviously isn’t in the Queens English…….

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