Where are our Ant Gods now? Severe weather warning issued

By 20 January, 2009 71

Severe warning out now and angry angry clouds in the sky.

Please send your storm photos to images@the-riotact.com

    Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Canberra, Cooma, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Narrandera.
    The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
    * Move your car under cover or away from trees.
    * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
    * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
    * Unplug computers and appliances.
    * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
    * Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
    * For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500

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71 Responses to Where are our Ant Gods now? Severe weather warning issued
#1
Skidbladnir2:16 pm, 20 Jan 09

Light showers of chubby rain passing through Southside currently.

My ants and bees predicted this one too, so I have my ummbrella…

#2
Fiona2:18 pm, 20 Jan 09

yeah it was pretty heavy for 10 minutes at Holder, but I think it’s probably gone, adn the sun will come out and the grass will be dry by 5.

Not too concerned!

#3
poptop2:30 pm, 20 Jan 09

Fizzer in Kambah too; although the cockatoos are thrilled to bits and the trouble spot in my guttering overflowed.

Perhaps there is more coming?

#4
stray2:33 pm, 20 Jan 09

nothing citywise…

#5
thegirl2:47 pm, 20 Jan 09

There was really heavy rain (and hail) in Chifley. It lasted about 15 minutes or so. It’s only raining very lightly now I hope we get more this afternoon.

#6
Fiona2:47 pm, 20 Jan 09

okay, it’s back. Heavy but not hailing.

#7
neanderthalsis2:56 pm, 20 Jan 09

A few minutes of light rain at Barton, but there should be more coming throughtout the afternoon.

The BoM radar shows a line of storms heading south-east over the south of the city towards Captains Flat and the coast.

#8
Granny2:56 pm, 20 Jan 09

Nothing in my end of Gungahlin as yet, but we’ve got some black clouds coming over.

#9
Ozhair2:57 pm, 20 Jan 09

Aww. the weather bureau made it sound like we were gonna get real “Wrath of God” type stuff…

#10
Growling Ferret3:11 pm, 20 Jan 09

30 seconds of hail in the Parkes and then its all over…

#11
Madame Workalot3:11 pm, 20 Jan 09

Hail in Barton – just finished

#12
peterh3:11 pm, 20 Jan 09

pea sized hail still hurts. got caught between the car i had just locked and the closed office door.

#13
Holden Caulfield3:13 pm, 20 Jan 09

Pretty serious rain falling in Fyshwick right now, with the odd hailstone thrown in for good measure.

#14
la mente torbida3:18 pm, 20 Jan 09

Raining in Civic as I speak

#15
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_3:18 pm, 20 Jan 09

Very heavy in Jerra. No hail to report yet.

#16
peterh3:22 pm, 20 Jan 09

and now the brilliant sun is back, making it muggy and uncomfortable.

#17
BenMac3:25 pm, 20 Jan 09

Just starting to lightly rain in Gungahlin, although the sun is still out.

#18
Fiona3:45 pm, 20 Jan 09

more storms tomorrow?

#19
BenMac3:46 pm, 20 Jan 09

Stopped after about 1 min.

OT, has anyone heard about a huge hole near Mitchell on Gungahlin Drive. My wife said she heard on the radio that a hole had caused a car accident. I went by at 3pm and everything seemed fine.

#20
Danman3:49 pm, 20 Jan 09

Ill be riding home in this in 10 minutes….Hopefully it stays light

#21
folkie3:58 pm, 20 Jan 09

been getting heavy rain/hail in barton

#22
chewy144:06 pm, 20 Jan 09

Benmac,

There are roadworks going on at the corner of Sandford St and Gungahlin drive where they have dug up some of the road. Could that be it?

#23
neanderthalsis4:39 pm, 20 Jan 09

BenMac said :

OT, has anyone heard about a huge hole near Mitchell on Gungahlin Drive. .

It’s called Kaleen…

* ducks and runs for cover.

#24
Granny4:41 pm, 20 Jan 09

We’re getting good solid showers now, with a few good growly rumbles of thunder thrown in for good measure. Oh, and a bit of a crack!

#25
Holden Caulfield4:49 pm, 20 Jan 09

Brace yourselves, looks like there is more on the way…

http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR403.shtml

#26
gingermick5:20 pm, 20 Jan 09

It’s coming. Batten down.

#27
Thumper5:27 pm, 20 Jan 09

It whooped down in Fyshwick! Hail and rain, fire and brimstone, all the plagues of the old testiment stuff!

#28
Granny5:38 pm, 20 Jan 09

It’s just kind of still and muggy here now.

#29
ramblingted5:44 pm, 20 Jan 09

Put brand new Blue Pickerel Rush in the front pond 3 days ago….5 minutes of marble size hail and its shredded!

#30
Felix the Cat6:12 pm, 20 Jan 09

Ozhair said :

Aww. the weather bureau made it sound like we were gonna get real “Wrath of God” type stuff…

They have to do that so they cover their arses. Last time there was a big storm and they didn’t warn everybody people were threatening legal action. It’s not like BOM created the rain and hail.

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