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This blog started when we lived in a Carwoola, a rural residential area close to Canberra. We are moving to a split lifestyle with an apartment in Civic in Canberra and a larger house at Mallacoota in Victoria. Posts about the new residences will start when we complete the moves.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Weird weather

Yesterday afternoon we got quite a bit of rain..  It totaled to 15mm (both weather station and plastic rain gauge).  When it started about 15:00 the BoM radar showed us as having our very own little storm cell.
 By 16:40 there were massive thunderstorms all the way up the ranges (the + symbols are liughtning strikes).
 The Creek had flooded and our drive was getting hammered as the key drain had been blocked temporarily by some works, and I am not in shape to dig them out.
 Anyway that all happened.  While we scored 15mm a couple of neighbours (perhaps 2km SE) whose places overlook the Plain both reported 40mm and another 6km North scored 5mm).

Moving on to Saturday 18th and the radars were not clear on what we were likely to get.  Would the rain head straight South or keep to the west?

 By about 11;00 it seemed likely it was going to bracket us.

By noon we had 0.8mm!

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