Storm’s a-comin’

emd 11 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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31 Responses to Storm’s a-comin’
Hasdrubahl 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 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 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 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 bonfire 10:27 am 12 Feb 07

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

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:39 pm 11 Feb 07

Great minds think alike KaneO!

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


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

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:01 pm 11 Feb 07
cranky 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 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.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 2:40 pm 11 Feb 07

666 did interrupt its programming, during the mid-late afternoon – with a storm warning. That’s how I knew about it, and got to Canberra Stadium early.

el el 1:59 pm 11 Feb 07

Perhaps because nothing was going on they decided not to bother?

miz miz 11:23 am 11 Feb 07

I heard on 2CA in the car in the arvo. I put 666 on for a while later, when I saw the huge clouds approaching, while the Brumbies game was being broadcast – but in vain.Switched to 2CA but they had stopped giving updates too, they had constant music on. Put on ABC 7pm news, I thought it might be mentioned at the beginning, but no again. Eventually caught it on ch 10 during Jumunji.

By that time I had unplugged the computer.

Broadcasters are going to have to get over themselves and interrupt regular programming – often out of hours – to broadcast updates so people know what’s going on.

vg vg 9:21 am 11 Feb 07

The whole of the ACT is a dustbowl. That’s what I meant

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 8:57 am 11 Feb 07

Simbo – I’m wiht VG – I’d prefer a mudbowl than the hot dustbowl that we suffer in Gungahlin now. It might allow some trees and plants to grow and offer shade/respite from heat!

simbo simbo 6:45 am 11 Feb 07

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

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 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 Growling Ferret 10:56 pm 10 Feb 07

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

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