Severe Thunderstorm warning out

johnboy 19 January 2012 25

The Bureau has given notice of wild weather:

For people in the South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina Forecast Districts.
Issued at 3:09 pm Thursday, 19 January 2012.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Cooma, Yass, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Tumbarumba.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don’t walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 6:10 pm.
If severe thunderstorms develop in Canberra and Queanbeyan, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

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dungfungus dungfungus 9:42 am 21 Jan 12

EvanJames said :

It built from about noon, moved in on the ACT, and fizzed right on our doorstep. That’s two days running now. We’re owed a doozy on Friday. Or maybe saturday when the change arrives.

Good forecast. Do you have any tips for today’s races?

KB1971 KB1971 6:59 am 21 Jan 12

Stayes in Royalla overnight, the storm passed right over us. Sensational lighting show, I stood out under the verandah & watched it for 1/2 an hour. It was great.

Woke this morning to some slight fog in the valley & a sensationally clear day.

I love living in the ACT.

goggles13 goggles13 9:13 pm 20 Jan 12

looks like the warning was premature by 24 hours, and tonight’s storm has been triggered by me installing a (small) sprinkler system in one of my front garden beds, and also finally working how to use the automatic timer on a system in our backyard!

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 5:23 pm 20 Jan 12

looking at the radar Tarago is currently getting hammered in a major way. It all seems to be blowing over us.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:18 pm 20 Jan 12

Thumper said :

SES have stood up a number of units in anticipation of this afternoons downpour.

We really need some downpours, but so far it’s all vectoring east from the south and avoiding us. And teh western horizon looks innocuous. There’s some good stuff happening in the western interior but you’d expect it to be showing by now.

Thumper Thumper 2:13 pm 20 Jan 12

SES have stood up a number of units in anticipation of this afternoons downpour.

EvanJames EvanJames 12:55 pm 20 Jan 12

There’s some good stuff building to our south, a whopper just came in from Naas, heading ENE, and there’s more behind it, stick your heads out of the window and look towards Cooma, it’s a classic.

I never get too hopeful of storms that build too early, they seem to run out of steam, but I’m still hoping a bit. The Naas storm has a pink core, which means whoever is under it will be feeling quite engaged.

andym andym 12:30 pm 20 Jan 12

A look out the window and the radar suggests todays storms are kicking off

chewy14 chewy14 11:06 am 20 Jan 12

goggles13 said :

not surprised that canberra missed out on the storm yesterday.

have a close look at the warning map, and you will see that the yellow area curves around Canberra, such that Canberra is not included.

The funny thing is that all the storms actually missed us to the east and not the west like the warning suggests.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 10:45 am 20 Jan 12

Didn’t get a drop out my way.

goggles13 goggles13 10:41 am 20 Jan 12

not surprised that canberra missed out on the storm yesterday.

have a close look at the warning map, and you will see that the yellow area curves around Canberra, such that Canberra is not included.

Alderney Alderney 10:38 am 20 Jan 12

Deref said :

I was looking forward to it, but nary a droplet.

I think I heard 2 droplets on my pergola roof last night. Positively torrential…

Glad I watered the garden on Wednesday now.

Car could use a good downpour though. Oh, and the grass as it only gets a water when it rains. Not looking too bad though.

poetix poetix 10:26 am 20 Jan 12

Jivrashia said :

poetix said :

Sorry, is this a joke? Not even vodka is helping me get it.
‘Please explain.’

Poetix, I think you may have gone past the Ballmer Peak.

I’m sure I was at the time of writing! Thanks for the link, although as it is about programming skills I’d be starting at zero anyway.

The lack of rain seems to have made people go a little strange last night. (Me, not you, she added quickly.)

Jivrashia Jivrashia 10:11 am 20 Jan 12

poetix said :

Sorry, is this a joke? Not even vodka is helping me get it.
‘Please explain.’

Poetix, I think you may have gone past the Ballmer Peak.

Deref Deref 8:37 am 20 Jan 12

I was looking forward to it, but nary a droplet.

matt31221 matt31221 11:53 pm 19 Jan 12

Where is the storm? It is 11:51pm and I have finished a bottle of sherry waiting for the lightning. Looks like you all tried to double guess Murphy so there is not going to be a storm now.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:33 pm 19 Jan 12

It built from about noon, moved in on the ACT, and fizzed right on our doorstep. That’s two days running now. We’re owed a doozy on Friday. Or maybe saturday when the change arrives.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:49 pm 19 Jan 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Sorry folks, all my fault for washing my car last night.

No worries mate. My car hasn’t had a wash for ages, so I’m hoping it’ll get a dousing. 😉

poetix poetix 8:25 pm 19 Jan 12

Jivrashia said :

I’ve just reported to AFP that Murphy has been stalking in everyone’s yard…

Sorry, is this a joke? Not even vodka is helping me get it.
‘Please explain.’

You didn’t mean Murphy’s law did you? Surely not?

I found a reference to Murphy’s drip, but I’ll allow others to follow that up.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 6:54 pm 19 Jan 12

I’ve just reported to AFP that Murphy has been stalking in everyone’s yard…

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