Sydney Storms

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  1. filski

    filski Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Literally just made it home as the rain started. Very green out there.
     
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  2. Undies

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    I got a text from our insurer warning me to get the car somewhere safe away from the hail. I'm in Melbourne.
     
  3. filski

    filski Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd offer but... guessing its at the airport anyway.
     
  4. Dusty B

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    Swimming laps at the local river baths. Each breath on the western side, I was watching it getting closer and closer. Big drops started, then thunder, time to get out. The thunder/lightening and rain had us stuck under the pavilion for 30 mins before we could dash to the car.
     
  5. Undies

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    Yeah, thanks mate, but hopefully they parked it undercover at the airport! How was the light show?
     
  6. Heli

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    That was cool ..... Scary cool though
     
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  9. azzski

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  10. Undies

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    Due to land at Mascot about 6:30. Could be fun! Hopefully will have missed the tail end of it by then.
     
  11. TC

    TC Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    We will see
     
  12. ojisan

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    ... will be a bumpy landing
     
  13. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was indeed epic :eek: got to see it up close, no pics was busy :(
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    My poor sister flew in to Sydney yesterday arvo from Hawaii. Her connecting flight to Melbourne was cancelled due to the storm, so she was forced to stay the night in Sydney. She be m4d
     
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    She's better off staying in Sydney than Melb. It's like winter again down here ATM. Can't wait to get back to somewhere more civilised. :)
     
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  17. ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can think of worse places of being forced to stay
     
  18. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    What, like Adelaide?
     
  19. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    My daughter is working in Adelaide at the moment and flying back to Melbourne every weekend, she not happy either!
     
  20. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Frankly it isn't that warm in Sydney today either.
     
  21. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's Spring, wait til it's 43C for 5 days straight, we'll be wishing for the cold weather.
     
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    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This^

    Last night was cool, but the only unpleasant thing about it was the blardy wind. It's nice to have some changeable weather to break it up. I'm happy to have 3 or 4 consecutive days of low to mid 20's, and then a front moves through and cools things down for a day or two.

    You guys are lucky in Sydney, getting two days worth of storms though. Entertaining. Just a shame if they mess you up in peak hour trying to get home.
     
  23. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    40 deg C Bears say bring it on!!!!They like it hot after hibernating most of winter!!
     
  24. Edgecrusher

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    Just keep the rum and coke cans on ice Steve?
     
  25. ojisan

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    No complaints from me about the storm... I love a good storm
     
  26. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Me too, great viewing.
     
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  27. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    So do I, as long as the boxed gutters at my house cope with the downpour:(
     
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  28. dibl0c

    dibl0c coolstorydibloc™ Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pffft! Where's the dislike button?!
     
  29. ojisan

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    he must have forgotten to add the word river
     
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  30. mick chopps

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    One of the single greatest reasons for the move closer to the beach.
     
  31. ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    as long as you have off street parking
     
  32. AlanD

    AlanD Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just make sure you have a wide driveway. So many tools around that think it's ok to park with 50cm of their car across the driveway. Some can't car if they just totally park across your driveway. I always thought it would be amusing to draw using a marker pen, a dashed line & scissors with the comment "cut along line" on the cars that used to park across our driveway.
     
  33. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep.
     
  34. nfip

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    Smashed now on Sth coast.
    12 degs and pessing down.
    wind at conservative 20 kts
    Lots of lightening , dogs are peaking ......
     
  35. benchives

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    Sat on the porch watching the rain and lightening and listening to the rumble of the thunder with Ollie curled up on my lap asking "why the bang bang", "why the light" "why the noise"......gold. I will never forget last night for as long as I live.
     
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  36. Majikthise

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    and you replied... "sorry ollie, thats the last time I make a white bean stew"
     
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  37. filski

    filski Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just noticed temp in Canberra is 7'c
     
  38. Apresski

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    Not enough hot air!
     
  39. cqen2l

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    Tony having a day off?
     
  40. azzski

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    Nah, he's just blowing all that hot air down his shirtfront
     
  41. Apresski

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    Jacqui Lambie home in her electorate, Clive's in court and Bill's gone missing.......for about a year now!
     
  42. AlanD

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    Point Perpendicular appears to have had the wind switch direction and start building about 30 minutes ago. It seems to be moving up the coast fairly slowly. For the Sydney people this change appears to be still a couple of hours away.
     
  43. azzski

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    Just light rain in the CBD right now.
     
  44. AlanD

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    I've been watch the radar all day. The rain clouds have been sucked towards the low pressure all day just off the coast.
     
  45. nfip

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    Hit Ulladulla around 11. The wind really getting serious last hour or so. Have no power, garage flooded...,,
     
  46. nfip

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    Yes has gone fully south now where has been SW all day. Swell gone from 2 feet this morning to 6 plus ish now
     
  47. Apresski

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    Bugger! Hope you get your power back soon.
     
  48. filski

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    Winds look like they are about to hit the gong. Hoping it holds off till I can get home
     
  49. azzski

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    Windows currently rattling at Bondi, I'm told. Dry right now at Martin Place.
     
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    Nothing in gong northern beaches . Its coming