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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Rain, Hail or Shine

We love rain.  


All the more exciting if accompanied by a good bang of thunder and flicker of lightning after a sultry hot day.  Now the younguns even race to the radar to see exactly what lies ahead.


This afternoon's offering had them simply beside themselves.  Mark it down in the history books said Jess, her first hail experience.


Just to the very southern edge of what looked a particularly nasty storm, we received only some very small hail and 9 mil of rain.  Enough to drop the temperature thankfully.

With storms predicted until the end of the week, we're hopefully in with a chance for some more.  The neighbour's early morning report suggests maybe an inch at Bottle Tree last night.  

And finally, spare a thought for the big fella who drafted several hundred feeders today, somewhere close to Boulia.  He rang in a 47 degree weather report this afternoon ... sometimes it's good to be the stay at home mum!

12 comments:

  1. Storms haven't reached us yet...we did get some cool relief from a sea breeze this afternoon which I'm sure didn't make it to Boulia.. Couldn't even smell the storms today.

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  2. I love a hot weather thunder storm too. Love it. Reminds me of growing up in the country. Beautiful.

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  3. yeah you wouldn't get me out in that heat either, he can have that. My hubby is always out the door early so he isn't out in the heat in the middle of the day. 4am starts day after day is not unusual, just hard when he then gets back at it at night time!

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  4. I thought the storm was somewhere near you, got a smell, got even a few spits and then faded to nowhere....47 at Boulia, no sea breezes there. I love how the kids are starting to watch the radar....mine aren't there yet but it will come!

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  5. Beautiful pictures of the rain especially the one of the rose!

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  7. 47 degrees is why we've only had christmas at my Grandparents at Boulia once! Never again. Crossing my fingers for more rain right down the east coast.

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  8. We've been have a good rain this week also, love the rose pic.

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  9. Great to know that you got some rain and nothing really 'nasty'. Maybe some follow up of the drenching variety would be a REAL bonus for the countryside.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  10. 47 degrees. People die in that heat. I love the smell of rain and a cracking big storm. Glad you're getting some moisture out your way. You need it more than us city folk.

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  11. The storms are a huge relief around here and the cool weather is delicious in November. Your poor big fella! 47 degrees! Ouch!

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  12. I saw the storm warning for your area and did wonder if you had gotten under any...to be honest, I think I have only seen hail once in my life. We were right on the edge of a ripper storm earlier this year, we could see the nastiest green sky ever, and the feeling in the air undescribable. We didn't get any hail, but my kids would be SO excited!

    Isn't there some other lackey that could be sent to Boulia? Holy smokes, 47 degrees and drafting in it is just not on for man or beast. Bet he enjoyed his beer that night!

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