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Orange Level Thunderstorm Warning

By I-filed 31 December 2006 20

Emergency Services just issued an ‘Orange’ level warning, that is, they expect an event that will threaten lives and property.

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Xanthomyza 11:28 am 02 Jan 07

Ross Smith Cres in Scullin turned into a raging river on New Year’s Eve. The water covered the entire street, was about 50cm deep in the gutter, and created a one metre wave as it rushed over a street corner. I’ve never seen rain like it. The funniest thing was the idiots trying to drive through it.

Thumper 11:41 pm 01 Jan 07

Yay

SES duty tomorrow…..

Plenty of jobs to do….

sheer 5:36 pm 01 Jan 07

Thanks Swaggie 🙂

el 3:55 pm 01 Jan 07

Well, water cascading off the carport roof straight onto the vents at the front of my windscreen in Florey saw water three inches deep throughout my entire car. Great way to bring in the new year!

Swaggie 3:19 pm 01 Jan 07

Sheer, Grifith/Narrabundah copped it bad mate. Hail the size of golf balls, hurricane force winds, Homes flooded out, roofs ripped off and many cars (especially Minis) swept away to the storm drains…… Nah only kiddin mate 🙂 Seriously the In Laws were down there and said it wasn’t too bad.

sheer 3:02 pm 01 Jan 07

eep! does anyone know how Griffith/Narrabundah fared? I’m still up in the deep north, and more than a bit worried about my poor mini out in the backyard.

Cameron 1:33 pm 01 Jan 07

Conder wasn’t too bad… hailed for about 10 minutes and rained pretty heavily for about half an hour, but I wasn’t worried enough to move my car in the garage to protect it from the hail.

Sounds like it was pretty severe elsewhere!

Swaggie 12:17 pm 01 Jan 07

Storm was so bad outside West Belco Leagues Club not a single car was moving at one point. We just sat near their car park deafened by hail on the roof. Quite surreal to be caught in it.

yakz 11:13 am 01 Jan 07

54mm in 10 mins (total 64mm plus hail) in Gilmore drains barely coped hail about 2 cm smashing against windows minor flooding in a roof cavity overall lucky saw the mud across the road near Isabella Drive. Friends who live 4+ klms in a direct line east got only 3 mm of rain.
A very awesome storm

Danman 9:38 am 01 Jan 07

I was watching the thunderstorms from my deck – turning bangers and shit talking with family, while they all huddled around our new brasier.

seepi 9:26 am 01 Jan 07

light rain only in hackett – and thunder

paperboy 7:05 am 01 Jan 07

Here’s an irony. The Canberra Airport weather station received nothing, so Canberra’s official rainfall for Dec 31 will be zero. Here in West Belco, we received 53mm in 40 minutes with some small hail. The showers continued until 11pm. Our total was 58mm.

LaLucha 12:57 am 01 Jan 07

After getting all excited (I love storms) I don’t think we got even a drop here in Ainslie.

bubzie 12:42 am 01 Jan 07

wow, calwell was just..words cant describe it, i’ve never seen it rain like it did (hey, i’m just 16..i havent seen much! :D) and wow..is it summer, or winter. mother nature, please do tell 🙂

i gotta admit, seeing all the shops flooded was pretty funny..and just weird!

Deano 11:36 pm 31 Dec 06

Where are you, Deano?
Fadden

lateralis 11:24 pm 31 Dec 06

After whinging yesterday that we missed out on the rain, my god did we get it tonight. Tuggeranong looks like a scene from a movie.
We flooded, as did people around us.
Shit everywhere, hail mounded up inches thick. Our veggie patch at the community garden has been smashed to pieces.

Please tell me some of this went in the catchment.

I estimate (from buckets outside) that we got about 60mm in the hour or so.

andy 10:53 pm 31 Dec 06

in Holt.
That was fucking awesome. It just bashed on down.
And I was having a new years eve bbq.
AWesome.
The hallways of this dodgy developmen are not full of water.

Bartron 10:51 pm 31 Dec 06

We got the warning about an hour after the storm hit us.

crabb 10:32 pm 31 Dec 06

Where are you, Deano?

Gungahlin missed out altogether this time.

Deano 10:23 pm 31 Dec 06

We had 70mm of rain and 10cm of hail in just under an hour. The hail completely shredded our shade sails and smashed the vegetable garden.

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