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The Final Word On The Storm

March 1st, 2007 at 10:15am

Well, I hope this is the last thing I will have to write about the “super cell” storm which struck Canberra on Tuesday night (27 February 2007). This article serves as my summary to not only my information on the storm, but my pick of the photos floating about on other websites about the storm.

But first, the local television news coverage was quite excellent last night, firstly at 6pm it was Win News with Jessica Good once again filling in for Peter Leonard. Features pictures of the storm, the cleanup, and the toll to many businesses.

Then at 7pm, ABC News with Virginia Haussegger, features more pictures of the storm and the cleanup, a bit more info than Win on the ESA’s excuse for not warning anyone, and also pictures (sourced from Seven News) of a similar storm which hit Sydney yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

My description of the events of the storm, as well as photos of the aftermath can be found here.

There are some very good photos on other websites as well, click the links to go to their photos.
Ampersand Duck
Loadedog (Warning: Photos towards the end of the gallery are “not safe for work”, eg. would warrant an adult only rating if it were television, or possibly a late night SBS spot).
The RiotACT
2 Blog or not to Blog
Two peas, no pod

Thank you to everyone who has emailed me to thank me for my photos, and a really big thank you to everyone for not sending me the set of photos that were emailed to just about every other website in Canberra.


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  March 1st, 2007 at 10:40 am

    “Win News with Jessica Good once again filling in for Peter Leonard” ……. filling in ? Dammit ! – I thought ‘ole slackback’ had

  • 2. Samuel  |  March 1st, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Well to the best of my knowledge she is filling in, but I will double check that information for you John.

  • 3. Samuel  |  March 1st, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    I can now confirm that Peter Leonard is on leave, Jessica Good is filling in.

    I thought you liked Mr. Leonard John.

  • 4. John B1_B5  |  March 1st, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Well, I don’t dislike him, but he’s been there as long as Phil
    Small, and I think it’s time for a change !

    Last week, there was as ‘all girl’ news presentation, including
    the newsreader, the sports presenter, and the weather presenter.

    Made a pleasant change – too bad it wasn’t permanent .

  • 5. Samuel  |  March 1st, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Win certainly have plenty of talent lurking in the wings.

  • 6. John B1_B5  |  March 3rd, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I’m not sure “lurking” is the appropriate word ……

    Anyway, I’ve gotta get moving, I’m having roast ampersand duck
    for lunch.

  • 7. Samuel  |  March 3rd, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Floating, hiding, reporting, singing or screaming perhaps?

  • 8. John B1_B5  |  March 3rd, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Yes, one of those.
    Next Saturday I’ll be having barbecued ampersand duck for lunch.
    (The electric grille draws a current of 10 ampersands) .

  • 9. Samuel  |  March 3rd, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Must take a lot of typewriters to keep that thing powered!

  • 10. John_Barnes  |  March 3rd, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    & & & & & & & & & &

  • 11. Bearded Clam  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    What is the connection between ampersands and the storm?

  • 12. Samuel  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    John made quite an amusing joke out of the name “Ampersand Duck” and the joke carried on from there.

  • 13. Bearded Clam  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Ive never eaten ampersand duck. John, can you provide a recipie?

  • 14. John B1_B5  |  March 4th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Try clicking on “Ampersand Duck’s” link.

  • 15. Bearded Clam  |  March 5th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I did. No recipie. John…?


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