This is a stormwater drain in Turner:
Note that there’s a tide mark at least half a metre *above* the concrete edge of the drain. The official rain gauges were mostly offset from the centre of the “Supercell”, and we’ve all seen the pictures of 12′ of ice on the ground 8 hours after the storm.
Anyone got a figure on just how much rain came down?
UPDATED: The Canberra Times is running furiously on yesterdays news with a slew of stories:
— One says there was a storm.
— Another tells those of us who missed it what a supercell is.
— Then climate change is blamed for a storm the previous article says can be expected every ten years.
— Finally there’s a piece on insurnace claims for storms, NOT INCLUDING THE STORM THAT HAS PROMPTED THE STORY.
Our own coverage which began at 11.06pm on the night of the storm, yes, two days ago, (masterfully detailed by our commenters) is here.
Also Loadedog has some pictures of what the storm did in Reid but be careful as his naked mates cavorting in the ice and mud are in there too.