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October 29th, 2007 at 12:20am

The storm warning has now expired.

Update 12:20am 29/10/2007:
The bureau of meteorology have updated their previous storm warning, and have increased the warning area in the process. It looks like Canberra has been spared the brunt of the storms so far, but the weather radar shows more on the way. Hopefully the warning is a mere formality, and the storms don’t cause any damage.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in the SOUTH COAST, SOUTHERN TABLELANDS, ACT, SOUTH WEST SLOPES and parts of the ILLAWARRA, CENTRAL TABLELANDS, CENTRAL WEST SLOPES, CENTRAL WEST PLAINS, RIVERINA and LOWER WESTERN Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:38 pm Sunday, 28 October 2007.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Canberra, Goulburn, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Albury.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* 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 2:40 am Monday.

End Update

Story originally posted at 8:45pm, Sunday October 28, 2007 follows:
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the ACT and a number of other regions:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in the SOUTHERN TABLELANDS, ACT, SOUTH WEST SLOPES and parts of the CENTRAL TABLELANDS, CENTRAL WEST SLOPES, CENTRAL WEST PLAINS, RIVERINA and LOWER WESTERN Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:32 pm Sunday, 28 October 2007.

Severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Canberra, Yass, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Griffith.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* 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 11:35 pm.

From Reid I can see and hear a large amount of storm activity, and the weather radar shows a fairly large area of rain about to sweep across the ACT.

There is also a more potent storm cell behind it…although if the next one is more potent than this one, then that is a concern.

Samuel

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2 Comments

  • 1. Frankster  |  October 29th, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Up here we got one too but not as severe, some rain and very strong winds were the order of the night close to midnight – and since then, 2GB’s signal sounds like a transistor radio wrapped up in a box. The transmitter must’ve copped it.

  • 2. Samuel  |  October 29th, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    It didn’t really hit Canberra all that much either, certainly not as badly as it hit South-East Queensland, but it’s a pity I’m not in Sydney still, it would be interesting to hear the 2GB signal (or any signal for that matter) imitating a transistor radio wrapped in a box.


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