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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.

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

Here’s one taken by Bartron:

What’s Your opinion?


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31 Responses to
Storm’s a-comin’
simbo 6:45 am 11 Feb 07

You’d prefer to live in a mudbowl for a while, vg?

vg 11:12 pm 10 Feb 07

We got some reasonable rain in Gungahlin, but more would have been nice. Lets hope there’s more to come. I’m sick of living in a dustbowl

Vic Bitterman 11:05 pm 10 Feb 07

Thanks for the heads-up!

It sure came down in Tuggeranong, my rain guage has 12.75mm of rain in it.

It was enough rain such that I decided to wash my cars, and then allow the rain to rinse them off. I got soaked of course!!!!

Growling Ferret 10:56 pm 10 Feb 07

It belted down in Weston Creek – Brierly St was a river…

wolfkeeng 10:32 pm 10 Feb 07

And didn’t the cell that came over the Woden area ’bout 6.30pm turn out to be a beauty (by ACT standards anyway). ABCTV also ran a warning across the bottom of the screen – apparently it was a code yellow. Whatever the hell that means! And yeap, I do sit on the BoM site and click refresh. Or run outside and play in the rain. Which worries the neighbours endlessly judging by the numbers of curtains twitching as I peered into stormwater drains and frolicked along the street.

Bartron 9:37 pm 10 Feb 07

Maybe a link
to the photo will help.

Bartron 9:35 pm 10 Feb 07

So what do you do when the main street turn into a river? Pity I didn’t have my canoe :/

vg 7:39 pm 10 Feb 07

Not in Gungahlin it ain’t!

bubzie 7:29 pm 10 Feb 07

ahhhhh, great, i have washing on the line as well 😀 (which is still there, duh, good on me)

Wow, its really bad now!

simbo 7:07 pm 10 Feb 07

Aaand it’s bucketing down now.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 4:30 pm 10 Feb 07

And it’s dissipated too! Looks pretty heavy in Numerella and Jindabyne, pity it doesn’t look like raining in our water catchments.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 4:05 pm 10 Feb 07

666ABC and 2CC also broadcast the announcement. Not sure about the others.

Looking at the weather radar it looks like the main activity is to the north and south of us, there’s a lot happening up near Bigga, Taralga and Crookwell. That being said, one storm cell has already dissipated before turning into scattered showers across Canberra, and another storm cell is developing and heading in our direction.

Kramer 3:59 pm 10 Feb 07

vg you are soft!

vg 3:20 pm 10 Feb 07

Thankfully I didn’t buy my Brumbies tix in advance. Storm means Foxsports 3 for me

Kramer 3:10 pm 10 Feb 07

Don’t say you haven’t been warned this time folks… Although I guess they are hoping we are all sitting at home on the ESA/BOM website continually clikcing refresh.

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