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Big storm coming in

By johnboy - 28 November 2008 62

[First filed: November 27, 2008 @ 16:37]

The ants may be quiet but their existing fortifications are enormous.

The radar, however, suggests big storms coming in and there’s a severe thunderstorm warning out.

[Insert safety platitudes of your choice here]

If you get any good pictures of wild weather feel free to mail them in to images@the-riotact.com

UPDATED: Ant has sent in this one from the north of Canberra. Mt Ainslie is the peak to the right of the rainfall.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Yesterday might have fizzled until the small hours but this afternoon is looking like the real deal.

MORE UPDATEYNESS: Holden Caulfield has sent in today’s radar image which he thinks is much more impressive:

Other storm photos below:

What’s Your opinion?


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62 Responses to
Big storm coming in
ant 10:17 pm 27 Nov 08

Hopeless fizzer. I put some piccies here:
http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=002591;p=11#000159
Includes a couple of shots of this giant tube of rain on top of Canberra, moving NE. That was quite interesting.

This event was originally set to bring substantial rainfalls, and it’s fizzing into isolated storms. More of that tomorrow, rather than the decent rain the BOM first forecast.

Spam Box 7:44 pm 27 Nov 08

welkin31 said :

Ever notice how the Captains Flat radar seems to be poorly tuned for Canberra; always indicates more rain than we get. Only 3.5mm near Harcourt Hill. Most swung north of here.
Headed for ANZ Stadium, suppose they can close the roof.

It’s a conspiracy I tells ya!

tylersmayhem 7:30 pm 27 Nov 08

In related news, the nation rejoices as Tim Bailey is stabbed to death on national television.

With his latest hair cut I could believe it!

GB 7:13 pm 27 Nov 08

welkin31 said :

Ever notice how the Captains Flat radar seems to be poorly tuned for Canberra; always indicates more rain than we get.

Do you mean the amount it showed falling was more than was actually falling? Or just that it looked like it was going to rain a lot in Canberra (because it was raining a lot in Tumut), but then it veered off and/or faded out?

Best to look at the radar with these guidelines in mind. I find it gives a pretty damn accurate view, except when the rain is very light. And forecasting? Well, that’s what we have forecasters for. They interpret the radar (among other things).

Beserk Keyboard Warr 6:53 pm 27 Nov 08

In related news, the nation rejoices as Tim Bailey is stabbed to death on national television.

tylersmayhem 6:39 pm 27 Nov 08

Bloody short lived 🙁 Dang Canberra rain!

welkin31 6:21 pm 27 Nov 08

Ever notice how the Captains Flat radar seems to be poorly tuned for Canberra; always indicates more rain than we get. Only 3.5mm near Harcourt Hill. Most swung north of here.
Headed for ANZ Stadium, suppose they can close the roof.

Gobbo 6:15 pm 27 Nov 08

Ripped off again. I hope the catchments benefited.

Whatsup 6:06 pm 27 Nov 08

Bugger… I washed my car this arvo !

Spam Box 5:32 pm 27 Nov 08

Well, the place could do with a wash

Spectra 5:29 pm 27 Nov 08

Feh – the best of it (the nice dark red bits) is going to slide to the north of most of Canberra by the looks. Probably good, because I’m still not entirely confident of the water-tightness of the roof repairs I recently did 🙂

mitcore 5:07 pm 27 Nov 08

Hi all, north side is been hit now

Gungahlin Al 4:56 pm 27 Nov 08

The ants are most definitely not quite – trail of them right through my home this arvo. Antkill coming up…

And yes – although the BOM warnings are only for a “general storm warning” the radar tells a v different story – solid cell of black heading right at us!

nomnomnom 4:52 pm 27 Nov 08

yeah, the big storm that is headed for canberra is a bit further away (currently over tumut and has many deep red and black spots in it).

So heading home now might be ideal

toriness 4:48 pm 27 Nov 08

holy crapola and i was going to ride my bike home. clearly it is time to bunker in at some cosy civic bar and sink a few beers til the storm passes.

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