Another Severe Thunderstorm warning

smee 30 December 2006 9

There’s another Severe Thunderstorm Warning for large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding been released by the BOM at 13:23 today.

A check on the BOM website shows a heavy storm cell over the ACT and the lightning tracker shows lots of strikes.

While listening to the scanner there was a report of heavy hail in Cooma setting off building alarms.

I hope everyone has their cars under cover!

[ED: sorry we missed this one, there were indeed very large hailstones]

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9 Responses to Another Severe Thunderstorm warning
Al Al 10:55 am 01 Jan 07

Light rain only to the north – watched it all slide by to the south-west. But then given the hail and the relo’s car parked outside, maybe that was a good thing…
I note ABC news has statements that the majoriyt of damage was due to gutters being blocked by hail and backflowing into the ceilings.
We are planning a new house and intend putting that enclosed Smartflo guttering on to keep free of leaves (bushfire risk) but there’s another benefit discovered.

InfoAddict InfoAddict 10:08 pm 31 Dec 06

Rained HARD for at least an hour in Hawker, with wind and hail aplenty. Best storm I’ve seen since moving from Darwin. Water was up to the 2nd step of my place at one stage – massive.

seepi seepi 10:52 am 31 Dec 06

It happens all the time in Collector. Yesterday is the first time I’ve ever seen rain on the radar for Collector. Normally it rains strongly in Canberra moves steadily towards Collector, then gradually dissipates, or even splits in two and goes around collector – it is really wierd.

lateralis lateralis 7:42 am 31 Dec 06

I watched the radar which showed the angriest storm hanging off Tharwa for about two hours yesterday. Huge red/brown centre section (which indicates heavy rain). Then it just pretty much vanished, and Sth Tuggeranong got about 1/2 a ml. How does that happen!

Cameron Cameron 2:19 am 31 Dec 06

Stuff all down in Conder.

seepi seepi 9:45 pm 30 Dec 06

Nice heavy rain in lyneham and small hail. The roads were about an inch deep in water.

The trees on the nature strips really needed this rain.

smee smee 9:22 pm 30 Dec 06

Lightening hit a large tree down near Mongarlowe blowing the top off and leaving the branches on the ground alight. Braidwood RFS brigade had it out quickly though…

miz miz 9:05 pm 30 Dec 06

You are lucky – here in my part of Tuggers we got only a few mins of very light rain, to add to the miniscule spits we got yesterday. I doubt if together it added up to one mil.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 8:30 pm 30 Dec 06

We had heavy rain and small hail for about 15 minutes in Gungahlin – the amount of water flowing down the road was great to see.

No need to water the trees with grey water buckets tomorrow!

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