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it skimmed me. I only got a short amount of rain.

But god damn the sky was black, and the lightning was wow.

Look forward to your pics.
 

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wow... i escaped the sydney hail storm a few years back, the huge one... we headed back to melbourne the night before.
great pics anymore?
 

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Brisbane downpour causes chaos

19may05
HOMES were damaged, power supplies cut and buildings at the ABC's Brisbane studios flooded when a torrential downpour hit the city late today.

The storm struck about 5.30pm AEST, dumping centimetres of hail in and around Brisbane, damaging cars and buildings at the ABC complex, in the inner western suburb of Toowong.

The ABC was unable to put its Queensland news to air and had to take a feed from Sydney.

"We had lots of hail and we had some flooding in some of the rooms," an ABC spokeswoman said.

Some rooms were water damaged and part of a ceiling collapsed in the television building but no-one was injured, she said.









The extent of the damage was still being assessed.

Drivers in Brisbane's inner northern suburbs reported large hailstones centimetres deep, resembling snow.

Vehicles in caryards also suffered damage.

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers were kept busy with at least 40 call-outs to homes with broken roofs, guttering or windows or trees brought down, an SES spokeswoman said.

Electricity distributor Energex said about 5,000 homes were without power in the suburbs of Annerley, Coorparoo, East Brisbane, Norman Park, Holland Park West, Moorooka, Tarragindi, Chelmer, Graceville, Sunnybank and Sherwood at the height of the storm.

More than 150 lightning strikes were recorded in the Brisbane area.

Energex advised people tempted to clean up storm damage to first ensure live powerlines were not entangled in trees and other debris.
 

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i live in albany creek. i knew there was a storm but it just passed us. we got about 5 mins of rain. i had no idea the storm was this big until i came on here... im spewin i missed it. that would be awesome. dammit.

that fully looks like a scene from a european city covered in snow.. awesome shots.
 

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ANOTHER STORM LINE IS HEADING BRISBANE'S WAY. AT 9.00 IT IS LOCATED AT MARBURG, APPROX 50KM WEST/ SW OF BRISBANE.

Looks as though the intense part will head in toowongs direction again. check out www.bom.gov.au
 

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Can't say this new front looks particularly severe. Yet... Hehe :)

I was on level 10 in Z Block at QUT looking straight to the south where the storm was coming from. It was absolutely breathtaking. I didn't think it would hit the city since mostly storms move out to sea. I was about to jump on a ferry home when, whilst going down in an elevator believe it or not, I heard a big crack of thunder. At that point I thought, "Hmmm... I'm not going anywhere."

Absolute ripper of a storm.

Luckily I live on the east side and when I left home this morning I left my computer running. It was still all good and running when I got home! Also, I don't think we got any hail since my car is perfectly fine. :D
 

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marty_k said:
Can't say this new front looks particularly severe. Yet... Hehe :)

I was on level 10 in Z Block at QUT looking straight to the south where the storm was coming from. It was absolutely breathtaking. I didn't think it would hit the city since mostly storms move out to sea. I was about to jump on a ferry home when, whilst going down in an elevator believe it or not, I heard a big crack of thunder. At that point I thought, "Hmmm... I'm not going anywhere."

Absolute ripper of a storm.

Luckily I live on the east side and when I left home this morning I left my computer running. It was still all good and running when I got home! Also, I don't think we got any hail since my car is perfectly fine. :D
Yeah I was in the city and at uni. The atmosphere was pretty electric. I was walking through the park before the rain back to uni and lightning struck the Quay west apartments. Its very cold for storms - even before the storm there was a real chill in town.

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lol ABS

I have had the radar on a loop since the first storm started and have been watching that one.


It appears to be spreading out and becoming less intense.
 

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I left town at 5pm and towards the south western suburbs it looked black as, with that tinge of green in it. I got to Belmont, eastern surburbs, around ten to six around and it started raining a bit but that was all we got. The lightning show was pretty good though.
 

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In a couple of minutes that storm (medium rain aparantly) from our west will be corssing.
 

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Malt said:
In a couple of minutes that storm (medium rain aparantly) from our west will be corssing.
looks like it's breaking up.

It's weird, there was a complete downpour over one side of Mitchelton (City-side) this arvo, and the other side(Keperra way) was let absolutely high and dry. Weird weather, hey?

The hail looked amazing but I'm guessing there's going to be a big path of destruction tomorrow morning.
 

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Doesn't seem to be any lightning or thunder in this next cell coming. All the lightning is off the coast from the earlier storm.
 
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