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Tuggeranong Hail Doozy

By johnboy - 5 January 2011 33

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Adam has sent in the above pic of the hail which has just lashed Tuggeranong.

Got more pix of it? Send them to images@the-riotact.com

Slideshow below. Thanks to Kazza The Blank One, Dave F, John Lafferty, Anthony Caffrey, Adam, AndyM and Mark for sending them in.

UPDATE: The ESA’s tale of woe is also below the fold.

FURTHER UPDATE: Thanks to Douglas for sending in this video which captures the fury of such large hunks of ice falling from the sky nicely:

    7:00pm Wednesday 5 January 2011– 30 calls for help following hail storm ACT State Emergency Service has received a total of 30 calls for assistance following a hail storm tonight.

    The majority of calls have been water through ceilings on the southern side of Canberra around Tuggeranong.

    ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire Brigade are responding to the calls for help.

    Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

    7:30pm Wednesday 5 January 2011 – Update following hail storm. ACTSES and ACT Fire Brigade have now received over 60 calls for help following hail storm.

    Conder and Banks mostly affected areas with hail damage and water through ceilings.

    Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

    8:20pm Wednesday 5 January 2011 – Update two following hail storm. ACTSES and ACT Fire Brigade have now received a total of 84 calls for help following hail storm.

    Most calls relate to water inundating residential homes with some broken roof tiles and skylights due to hail.

    Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

    9:40pm Wednesday 5 January 2011 – Update three following hail storm. ACTSES and ACT Fire Brigade have received a total of 103 calls for help following hail storm.

    Volunteer crews from the ACT Rural Fire Service have also assisted in the clean-up.

    Mostly hail and water damage at Conder and Banks, with some trees and branches also down at Ainslie and Florey.

    Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

    10:40pm Wednesday 5 January 2011 – Update four following hail storm. ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 111 calls for help following hail storm.

    SES Units, ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers are aiming to complete remaining jobs through the night with 28 outstanding.

    Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

    12:20am Thursday 6 January 2011 – Update five following hail storm. ACT State Emergency Service has received a total of 116 calls for help following hail storm.

    SES Units, ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers have no jobs outstanding.

    Most Units have stood down with the last crew due to finish at 1:30am

    Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

    9:35am Thursday 6 January 2011 – Update six following hail storm. ACT State Emergency Service has resumed clean-up operations after receiving more calls for help this morning following yesterdays hail storm.

    A total of 122 calls for help have been received with ACTSES volunteers currently on site at residences at Conder and Banks with hail damage to roofs.

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33 Responses to
Tuggeranong Hail Doozy
s-s-a 10:58 pm 05 Jan 11

Slide show pic #19, note shopping trolley in its natural habitat!!

s-s-a 10:54 pm 05 Jan 11

According to the BOM site, the station in Tuggers is at Isabella Plains. Lat and long listed on the observations page give a location somewhere near the Isabella Drive/Clive Steel roundabout, but I can’t see anything in the vicinity that looks like a Stephenson screen??

Maybe it’s here???

oddball508 10:10 pm 05 Jan 11

I don’t know where the BOM have their rain guage in Tuggeranong but I would have thought there was more than the 6.8mm to 9pm. I’m just south of Tharwa and there is 34mm in the rain guage here (hail not included).

TP 3000 9:26 pm 05 Jan 11

I went out for a bit of storm chasing, the first video starts where Lanyon Drive crosses the southboun lanes of the Monaro Highway & continues through to the Tompsitt Drive roundabout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpxUxAJ1LJg

The second video is only short & is taken from the truck inspection bay on Lanyon Drive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O_u7EBlr0w

Deano 8:56 pm 05 Jan 11

Barely a few spits of rain over here in Fadden.

georgesgenitals 8:43 pm 05 Jan 11

Well, despite getting spanked by hail about 2-3 cm across, the car doesn’t have a mark on it!

s-s-a 8:32 pm 05 Jan 11

#7 Thanks!! That is waaaay impressive!

Russ 8:23 pm 05 Jan 11

Bloody hell. I’ve just spent the day installing netting in our orchard in Pialligo – we went with bird net, not hail net – I hope that stuff doesn’t make its way over here otherwise I’ll be regretting that decision 🙁

andym 8:18 pm 05 Jan 11

Time lapse video of today’s weather looking south from Conder. (Only valid for 5/01.)
http://www.conder-act.com/weather/videolastday.wmv

Captain RAAF 8:17 pm 05 Jan 11

Sadly, one of the Capt’ns cars is no more…

Well, it’s a blessing really, 96 model, transmission on the way out, rego due next month…YAY!

deezagood 7:56 pm 05 Jan 11

We are in Tuggers and barely a spot of rain; Mum-in-law howevere, just 10 minutes further south, lost her decking roof to massive hailstones.

Ryan 7:55 pm 05 Jan 11

I’m in Tuggeranong and have only had rain so far. Either it skipped my area or we haven’t been hit yet.

wildturkeycanoe 7:06 pm 05 Jan 11

Plz send in more pics people, I’m missing out on all this excitement [yet again], living in the sheltered northern burbs….Wouldn’t even have known it’d rained if I hadn’t checked here.

Gobbo 7:01 pm 05 Jan 11

BOM Radar is showing some black squares over Tuggers.

georgesgenitals 7:01 pm 05 Jan 11

Just got hammered in Jerrabomberra, although hail was slightly smaller. When it stops I’m going out to see how dented the car is.

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