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Good little storm

By johnboy - 21 November 2013 6

stormwater

Getting close to supercell activity on the radar and I’m very well provisioned for dogs under my feet.

storm

There’s also a severe weather warning out.

Have you got pictures of the storm? Send them in to images@the-riotact.com

UPDATE: Pearlypops has sent in pictures of the torrent in the Lyneham Wetlands.

wetlands

Meanwhile Threepaws sent in a shot of the biblical sky that preceded the deluge.

threepaws

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Good little storm
dtc 11:42 am 22 Nov 13

Aeek said :

Caught me cycling on Caswell Drive. Glad I was going uphill as I couldn’t see far ahead. Saw the hail bouncing off my arms, surprised I didn’t really feel it.

I was cycling home as well (fortunately on bike paths). Got home and my son said ‘did you get hit by the hail’ and all I could say was ‘I couldnt seen well enough to know what was hitting me’

Mothy 11:37 am 22 Nov 13

LSWCHP said :

Aeek said :

Caught me cycling on Caswell Drive. Glad I was going uphill as I couldn’t see far ahead. Saw the hail bouncing off my arms, surprised I didn’t really feel it.

I think I drove past you, travelling only slightly faster than you were amidst a downpour of rain and hail of biblical proportions. I remember thinking “I’m glad I’m not that poor bastard!!” as I tried to find a safe place to pull over.

There was a couple of minutes there of the heaviest rain I’ve ever driven in, and all I wanted to do was stop without crashing or getting rear ended, but before I could do that it was suddenly all over.

Anyway, I’m glad you got home Ok. 🙂

I know that feeling – I was looking at the raindrops hitting the windshield just appreciating that they were water, not ice. Horse Park Drive was a minefield of puddles on the left hand side of the road, trying to grip the car and wrench it toward the gutter. 20kmph crawl home.

LSWCHP 10:50 am 22 Nov 13

Aeek said :

Caught me cycling on Caswell Drive. Glad I was going uphill as I couldn’t see far ahead. Saw the hail bouncing off my arms, surprised I didn’t really feel it.

I think I drove past you, travelling only slightly faster than you were amidst a downpour of rain and hail of biblical proportions. I remember thinking “I’m glad I’m not that poor bastard!!” as I tried to find a safe place to pull over.

There was a couple of minutes there of the heaviest rain I’ve ever driven in, and all I wanted to do was stop without crashing or getting rear ended, but before I could do that it was suddenly all over.

Anyway, I’m glad you got home Ok. 🙂

Gungahlin Al 10:02 am 22 Nov 13

Well I won’t be cycle commuting via the stormware drain route for a few days…
On the bright side, maybe it flushed some of the glass and rubbish away (into the Lake).

HiddenDragon 1:17 am 22 Nov 13

More than half an inch recorded as falling in the space of five minutes at the Airport – that is getting rather intense!

Aeek 10:38 pm 21 Nov 13

Caught me cycling on Caswell Drive. Glad I was going uphill as I couldn’t see far ahead. Saw the hail bouncing off my arms, surprised I didn’t really feel it.

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