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Big storm on the way. Don’t park under gum trees.

By Thumper - 22 September 2008 37

From the BOM site,

Warning Summary
Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds.
Small Boat Alert for Canberra Lakes.
Sheep Graziers Warning.

Current Weather Situation and Future Developments
An intense cold front will bring windy conditions today with some rain and a possible thunderstorm developing this afternoon. In the wake of the front a ridge of high pressure will bring a return to fine conditions during Tuesday that will continue through to next weekend.

Forecast for Monday
Rain developing during the afternoon with the chance of a thunderstorm. Fresh to strong northwest winds, possibly reaching gale force at times, winds tending westerly later and easing overnight

Radar here.

[ED – And don’t forget Rioters, we lurve storm and damage pictures. If you get them send ’em in to]

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Big storm on the way. Don’t park under gum trees.
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Bungle 6:18 pm 23 Sep 08

If you checked out the snow cams at Perisher today the snow had that reddy brownish tinge to it that I have on my car.

peterh 5:37 pm 23 Sep 08

Overheard said :

Sounds a bit like the original ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ poem/song which does not include ‘the dog sat on the tuckerbox’, but (true) reveals that the dog sh a t in the tuckerbox.

and wouldn’t the kiddies love it if they could sing the real version?

and the brown shower was even worse this morning – found that a blanket that we washed and hung out yesterday wasn’t purple, it was a lighter shade of dirt.

Overheard 10:25 pm 22 Sep 08

Sounds a bit like the original ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ poem/song which does not include ‘the dog sat on the tuckerbox’, but (true) reveals that the dog sh a t in the tuckerbox.

Loquaciousness 7:41 pm 22 Sep 08

theonewhoanswersthephones said :

Bill Bryson is indeed wise…

Ah ha! Wondered if anyone would pick that 😉

And just for giggles, here’s Mr Bryson’s contribution:

Forgetting that spoons stir hot liquids much better
The swagman immersed his tool in his tea
And he sighed as he spied his old willy boiling
Now I can’t b[censored]r you, so will you b[censored]r me?

(try singing it – I dare ya!)


Bungle 7:36 pm 22 Sep 08

I guess all those people that were waiting for an hour or so to wash their cars at the Belco car lovers last week will all be there again this week???

theonewhoanswersthephones 7:32 pm 22 Sep 08

Bill Bryson is indeed wise…

Much wiser than I, who washed my car this morning. In my defence, it was sunny…

Loquaciousness 7:14 pm 22 Sep 08

A wise man once said that, in order to make “Waltzing Matilda” just that little more interesting, try replacing the word “billy” with “willy” …

Hilarity ensues 😉


astrojax 7:02 pm 22 Sep 08

It’s the Jolly Swagmen you have to steer clear of – they are nasty bastards!

not all swaggies, just ones called ‘juan’

or andy.

‘juan’s a jolly swagman…’

but then, confusingly, ‘andy sang, andy watched, as he waited…’

c’mon banjo, which is it??

peter@home 6:39 pm 22 Sep 08

and when I left to come home, the sky was brown. down the parkway, and the windscreen was brown 3 or 4 times. first time I can say I saw a brown shower and it wasn’t offensive.

bubzie 6:33 pm 22 Sep 08

i washed my car a couple of weeks ago, then that mud storm came…enough said.

Speaking of which, its kinda parked near a tree..or two..or three.., it’ll’s got bigger problems with it at the moment 🙂

Loquaciousness 6:12 pm 22 Sep 08

Holden Caulfield said :

Rained a bit out Fyshwick way a few hours ago. But checking the radar now it looks like there’s some action out at Tumut. This storm will reach us without doubt…

…I polished my car on the weekend.

So it’s your fault!


Granny 5:20 pm 22 Sep 08

I expect it depends on the Jolly Swagmen.

Bundybear 5:17 pm 22 Sep 08

I wonder whether the wether is in the weather, and whether the wether is weathering the weather well. He He

Gungahlin Al 5:13 pm 22 Sep 08

More than happy to see the rain. Shovelled 8 metres of vege mix soil improver all over the block (corner block!) Saturday. Hell of a lot of it was blowing away Saturday arvo…

Gungahlin Al 4:59 pm 22 Sep 08

“then you really know what is weather or not…”

Then you really know whether the weather is weather or whether it is not…?

peterh 4:11 pm 22 Sep 08

martyo said :

been watching it all on – first time user today

makes BOM look like a cartoon

enjoy the live lightning add-on! 30 day-free trial

join the forum – then you really know what is weather or not…

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