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Storm’s a-comin’

By emd 10 February 2007 31

A severe thunderstorm is about to hit Canberra (guess that means Thumper will be busy tonight).

Large hailstones, damaging wind, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Details at BOM.

Emergency Services Authority (ACT body) have issued an Yellow alert. Which means likely storm impact.

Gotta go, washing on line.

PS Heard about this on Essential Baby. Of all places.

UPDATED: [ED – So any tales or pictures of exciting flooding?]

Here’s one taken by Bartron:

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Hasdrubahl 11:36 am 12 Feb 07

No-one should be whinging, anyway. It could be like this:
“The death toll from Indonesia’s floods has reached 85 and it could be months before hundreds of thousands of displaced survivors can move back into their homes.”

Thumper 11:32 am 12 Feb 07

Yeah JB,

but we tend to now get short, sharp violent storms as opposed to two or three days of heavy drizzle.

Global warming or natural cycle? i’m unsure.

johnboy 10:54 am 12 Feb 07

But, but, didn’t the green doomsayers tell us that global warming meant it would never rain again???

Fiona 10:54 am 12 Feb 07

Came back to flooding through the new ceillings at work. And mud all voer the plcae. lovely.

bonfire 10:27 am 12 Feb 07

if howard had ratified the kyoto treaty, this would never have happened.

Growling Ferret 9:39 pm 11 Feb 07

Great minds think alike KaneO!

KaneO 9:02 pm 11 Feb 07
KaneO 9:01 pm 11 Feb 07


[ED – And neither of you with the wit to link]

Growling Ferret 9:01 pm 11 Feb 07
cranky 8:37 pm 11 Feb 07

There has been a reasonable amount of rain showing on the BOM site recently over the catchment to the west of Canberra.

I imagine the ground would need a good drink before runoff occurred. Is there a reliable website which updates the dam water levels?

miz 4:00 pm 11 Feb 07

Surely regular updates as circumstances change are called for? We don’t get the same storm effects at the same time in different geog areas, so while maybe it had already passed over Dickson ABC, we could see it approaching with no info.

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