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And then it rained – Just for us

By johnboy - 14 February 2010 33

Rainfall radar

I’m meant to be moving house this weekend. And on Friday night one of my helpers broke his leg in two places training to be a rollerderby referee (which has to be the most ludicrously extreme way to get out of spending time with his girlfriend on Valentines Day I’ve ever heard of).

So it’s hard not to take the above rainfall radar shot a little personally.

But yes, we did need the rain.

Scrivener Dam lets go

And the Molonglo in flood as a result:

Molonglo in flood

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And then it rained – Just for us
NeedHelp 5:55 pm 14 Feb 10

Well, the sun is out and looks like the end of all that rain. Forecast says we are in for more though. Who believes them? My backyard is a pile of sloshy, sludgy mud, and the courtyard is flooded.

What an absolute joy watching the little one slosh around in the water, only to create a trail of mud with her pink crocs all the way to the loo (that’s our loo, not Southlands).

vg – ok, I’ll call you whatever you like, but only if you eat my pink muffins.

Grrrr 4:24 pm 14 Feb 10

A couple of hours ago Lake George was full of very large puddles. Maybe one day soon it could live up to it’s name again. That’d be awesome.

TP 3000 2:42 pm 14 Feb 10

When I came home via Coppins Crossing, there was a TAMS Worker watching the river height. So a heads up for tonight or tomorrow. But the main issue is that tree trunks are bashing up against the crossing & making the river higher then what it really is.

Besides a 10% of Canberra, WIN News were also filming the middle gate of Scrivener Dam being down.

Cat1986 2:40 pm 14 Feb 10

I was driving home from a friend’s place in Queanbeyan and had to make several detours coz roads were closed due to the rain. Oaks Estate Bridge was closed and so was Majura Rd. Anyone know why Majura Rd was closed?

Pommy bastard 2:16 pm 14 Feb 10

This weather makes me feel quite homesick, I’ve a touch of the “hiraeth” as the Welsh would have it.

johnboy 12:52 pm 14 Feb 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

You’re a roller derby referee’s girlfriend? That’s sweet.

Umm.. no.

jmac 12:37 pm 14 Feb 10

The rain is great, just don’t appreciate my garage flooding…yet again…

grunge_hippy 11:59 am 14 Feb 10

while I agree we needed the rain I wanted to go to the camping show! we tried, drove to qbn, but it got heavier. normally I would grin and bear it, but with a 3 month old and a 4 year old in tow, we thought better of it.

and why is it when its NOT raining, there are a plethora of raincoats for kids at the shops, but then when you need them, you cant find one!!!

(eventually found one at target on special too!)

deezagood 11:41 am 14 Feb 10

The roads around Canberra are big mess; the SES are advising people to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary, and having just tackled the trip to work – I would have to agree with them (one of the many times that I am glad to drive a four wheel drive).

busgirl 11:36 am 14 Feb 10

I had planned to garden the weekend away…but just standing in the garage and watching puddles forming in the garden in all the right places is just as rewarding…puddles, we haven’t had puddles for ever!!

vg 11:27 am 14 Feb 10

NeedHelp said :

Something about rain that is very uplifting. Anyone else have an added boost of energy when it rains? I hope it rains for 40 days. Just a light drizzle, no floods. Watching the plants I bought from Willow Park the other day, I swear I can actually see them growing by the hour. Our happy tree is loving it and the possum hasn’t bugged us for two nights. The air smells fresh (as long as I don’t go to Southlands loos), and the paths are clean. The roads are empty as people stay at home. The gumboots are getting a workout and jumping puddles with the four year old is a treat. The water tank is full to the brim and the buckets are full. Hearing the rain on the carport roof is calming. The oven is getting a workout as there’s not much else to do but bake.

I love rain.

Muffin anyone?

Hope his leg heals JB …

Call me gay but I feel ya. I love it

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:05 am 14 Feb 10

You’re a roller derby referee’s girlfriend? That’s sweet.

Deano 9:25 am 14 Feb 10

According to my weather station, 73mm has fallen this weekend as at 9am Sunday with no sign of it letting up. By comparison, our entire rainfall last year was 398mm.

NeedHelp 9:17 am 14 Feb 10

Something about rain that is very uplifting. Anyone else have an added boost of energy when it rains? I hope it rains for 40 days. Just a light drizzle, no floods. Watching the plants I bought from Willow Park the other day, I swear I can actually see them growing by the hour. Our happy tree is loving it and the possum hasn’t bugged us for two nights. The air smells fresh (as long as I don’t go to Southlands loos), and the paths are clean. The roads are empty as people stay at home. The gumboots are getting a workout and jumping puddles with the four year old is a treat. The water tank is full to the brim and the buckets are full. Hearing the rain on the carport roof is calming. The oven is getting a workout as there’s not much else to do but bake.

I love rain.

Muffin anyone?

Hope his leg heals JB …

taninaus 9:08 am 14 Feb 10

We have’t had this sort of rain for years! I had to drain my pool this morning as it has risen 1.5 inches since Friday and was threatening to overflow today – maybe I can contribute to the stormwater system some more tonight? Mind you it always feels so wasteful draining the water, I wish I could just put it somewhere safe for when it gets hot and I need to top it up.

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