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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #300 on: November 08, 2010, 05:53:22 PM »
It has come through now according to BoM (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN65244.shtml) we were set to miss out, but I don't call this missing out.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #301 on: December 02, 2010, 04:14:56 PM »
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - CANBERRA
for LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING

For people in parts of the
city and suburbs of Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Issued at 3:56 pm Thursday, 2 December 2010.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Uriarra Crossing, Cotter Dam, Casuarina Sands and the Brindabella Ranges.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast.

They are forecast to affect Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Tidbinbilla Tracking Station by 4:30 pm and Tuggeranong, South Canberra, Pine Island and Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station by 5:00 pm.

Large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.

Damaging wind is more likely to be a feature of the thunderstorms in the northern districts than the southern ones.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5:00 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Central Tablelands, Lower Western, Upper Western and Snowy Mountains districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1300 659 218      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #302 on: December 03, 2010, 11:47:42 PM »
Well it was an amazing storm with plenty of action and one hell of a lot of water falling into the dams, filling up creeks, rivers, and our floodways worked to capacity! Looking at RiotACT there are some fantastic pictures on there, did anyone here manage any? By the looks of it, Oaks Estate Crossing is under one hell of alot of water, one photo shows the mere top of a sign and no height markers in sight. Scrivener Dam is functioning with two gates open, a possible thrid is rumoured to open tomorrow. Googong is overflowing and using its spillway, which before it was breached looked to still have construction bollards in place (Hope they got removed!).

Grabbed two photos  of Scrivener tonight, the first shows the flood gates (Looked great on small screen, put it on the computer and it was a little blurred). The second is people watching the dam, there was a good 15 people out there.




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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #303 on: December 08, 2010, 09:01:02 PM »

Below is a media release on the status of road closures from as of Monday 6 December. Tis has been changed a little bit with Boboyan Road re open (from Tharwa at least) as well as a few other roads & for obvious reason Smiths Road will be closed for a while. This is likely to change in the next 24 to 48 hours as most of the predicted deluge will be run off & it won't take long for the rivers to flood again.




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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #304 on: December 09, 2010, 01:08:16 PM »
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Evacuation Order for Parts of Queanbeyan
9 December 2010, 9:37am

An evacuation alert has been issues for parts of Queanbeyan

 

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a flood level near 8.2 metres at the Queens Bridge
gauge 11.00 am today.

The Queanbeyan River is rising faster than expected and evacuations are therefore required.

This means that properties in the areas including Trinculo Place, Mowatt Street, Thorpe Street, Antill Street, Collett Street, Monaro Street, Waniassa Street, Atkinson Street, Crawford Street, Carinya Street are likely to flood and require evacuation.

The Riverside Caravan Park is inundated.

The Riverside Centre, Woolworths and Queanbeyan Leagues Club car parks may flood.

The State Emergency Service instructs residents within these areas to evacuate immediately.  If you delay your evacuation, roads may be congested or closed and you could become trapped and need to be rescued. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous.

When you evacuate you may go to the house of a friend or relative. Alternatively, if you go to an evacuation centre, accommodation and other assistance can be arranged for you.

You may proceed to an evacuation centre located at:

 Queanbeyan Tafe Block A, corner of Buttle and McQuoid Streets for residents on the eastern side of the Queanbeyan River, or
Queanbeyan High School School Hall, Agnes Street for residents on the western side of the Queanbeyan River.

Special transport can be provided on request if necessary, telephone 132 500.

Before evacuating, you should prepare yourself and your property for flooding:

• Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches.  Put electrical items on top. You may be able to place some light-weight items in the roof space.
• Collect together essential medicines, important documents, mementos and photos to take these with you.
• If possible, check to see whether your neighbours need help.
• Make arrangements for care of pets or other animals or take pets with you to an evacuation centre.
• Turn off the electricity and gas.
• Take three days’ supply of clothes with you.
• Do not drive or walk through floodwater
• Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #304 on: December 09, 2010, 01:08:16 PM »

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Re: The Weather Thread
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« Reply #306 on: December 09, 2010, 06:14:00 PM »
More rain was forecasted for tonight, but this has been downgraded. ACT ESA had set up a incident management team today & this has been closed.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #307 on: December 16, 2010, 07:13:05 AM »
Rain and a good storm now outside coming from the person who had to walk to Woden and get soaking wet from it

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #308 on: December 30, 2010, 08:42:06 PM »
The 3 month temperature & rainfall guide have been released by the Beau of Meteorology. By the look of things, 2011 will be the same as every other year. The information can be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/temp.seaus.shtml


Also as most of us know, Canberra is in for a hot day on Saturday. Well going by some Beau of Meteorology data, the ACT is to experience most westerly winds on Friday, these moving to WNW winds on Saturday & then swinging around to SW on Sunday.  No where is NSW is expected to experience anytime with a Fire Danger Index above 50 for the next 3 days. With the Fire Danger just going upto Very High for areas east of the ACT & surrounding Sydney & Newcastle.


It is a different story for Victoria, with parts of north west Victoria predicted to have a catastrophic fire danger for Friday, but downgrading for Saturday. I am unable to get a full picture of Victoria & can only see a small area.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #309 on: January 02, 2011, 12:32:02 AM »
There is currently a storm With a lot of action

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« Reply #310 on: January 05, 2011, 05:52:09 PM »
A storm is currently coming into Canberra from the south. The clouds are quite dark & according to radar, heavy rain is predicted.


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I caught up with this storm out at Hume, it was a monstrous storm, with a lot of hail of varying sizes poor visibility due to the rain as well. I'll post a video or two of it sometime soon.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #311 on: February 03, 2011, 11:22:04 AM »
That storm last night was Epic! Lightning and heavy rain, closed the tarmac at the airport for a loooonnnnggggg time (Love our new Alert system, plays an Air Raid Alarm for the duration on the tarmac :P). Had a fun run from the terminal to the staff carpark, drenched as hell, and Zac got stuck in a huge puddle (Flash Flooding John? :P) because the drainage is so s**t at the airport. Anyone get any photos?

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #312 on: February 03, 2011, 12:25:33 PM »
Lulz @ the air raid.

It really was strange weather yesterday. I was coming along the Hume/Federal Highways back to Canberra in 35 degree heat, only to have the temperature drop by ten degrees in five minutes and got pelted by rain. It suddenly cleared to a literally dry road near Captains Flat, and heated right back up to 35. Then there was the storm last night - our gauge recorded 60mm. There was a hell of a lot of water, branches and bark on the roads too.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #313 on: February 04, 2011, 07:51:11 PM »
It was another spectacular storm this afternoon. It hit Mitchell around 15:30 & it pelted on & off for the next hour after that. All the way from Mitchell to Kambah there was a lovely light show to the west, with the strikes appearing to be non stop.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #314 on: February 04, 2011, 09:17:55 PM »
Was quite a nice storm. Helped bring the temperature down too - was quite uncomfortable in the middle of the day.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #315 on: February 04, 2011, 10:32:00 PM »
McDonalds Belconnen lake was inundated due to poor drainage, on the front patio water was knee deep and water was ankle deep through out most of the dining area.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #316 on: February 05, 2011, 08:27:09 AM »
Was not a nice storm had to walk home it it. Drenched :D, lots of thunder though.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #317 on: February 05, 2011, 11:39:42 AM »
There was a lot of electricity in the air yesterday. Off the tarmac quite a few times, managed to board a few in between to atleast get the out onto the taxiway. One place you don't want to be around outside in a storm is an airport. Apparently may have damaged some infrastructure i.e. runway lights etc, according to a captain who came in.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #318 on: March 24, 2011, 08:07:22 PM »
Does anyone know if the Canberra Airport weather station has been moved? I ask as I was out that way on Monday & the building which I am 98% sure was the BoM Canberra Airport weather station was.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #319 on: May 27, 2011, 01:12:30 PM »
There is a Bureau of Met building on the airside of the Fairbairn RAAF Terminal which you pass close to on the approach to the ACTION terminus at Fairbairn - looks pretty new.

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #320 on: July 05, 2011, 05:29:53 PM »
It's a tad windy tonight, made me loose feeling in my ears waiting for my bus

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #321 on: January 05, 2013, 05:20:12 PM »
Looks like we've just had our first 40 degree day in a few years..

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #322 on: January 05, 2013, 07:11:16 PM »
Thankfully I was indoors (I hate the heat A LOT being a pom)

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #323 on: January 06, 2013, 05:12:51 PM »
For the avid storm chaser, there is a group on Facebook of storm chasers from around the ACT, it's called ACT Storm Chaser/Photographers

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Re: The Weather Thread
« Reply #324 on: January 06, 2013, 09:11:52 PM »
Don't tell John!

 

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