WHOA WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT

Sitting at my desk being quietly industrious and bing out goes my power. Probably should turn my puter off when there's a thunderstorm anyway. No point sitting inside in the dark so I head out to my back deck and start watching the storm front roll in....

storm watching 3

storm watching 1

storm watching

storm front

and then it hit....

storm hits

We even had hailstones, not huge ones at my place but the size of golfballs elsewhere. My friends had a room in their Shenton Park house destroyed after the windows were smashed in, he was stuck outside and couldnt get back into the house "It was like a fucking tornado here dude...." Crazy stuff.

I filmed some of it, excuse my voice sounding like a chipmunk at times but I'm still getting it back after losing it for a few days....



this one shows the second front which was much stronger but no hail....



one more here if you can be bothered

as soon as it passed over the city took on a golden glow....

golden city

golden city 2

so that was my day, how was yours?

Comments

tiff said…
Watched the hail storm from the office window. We lost internet connection for about an hour so we couldn't do any work. Came home and the power was out. My bathroom window is broken and my bedroom ceiling looks like it may leak soon. So yeah, that's was my day. :P
Stu said…
eck that's awful, hope it doesn't leak too much :(
Stella said…
Wow that is one freaky hail storm!!! My facebook was flooded with hail storm horror stories.
Gregoryno6 said…
Strange how bad weather in Perth can be so localised. I work in Osborne Park and we got the full party there with hail and flooded streets. Bedford, just five miles away as the crow flies, got a good showering but I couldn't see much damage when I got home.
That sunset was spectacular too. Amazing creamy light with those grey-blue clouds.
Anonymous said…
You get a bad storm and we get a cyclone. Bad on both accounts. Trust you survived it ok and not too much damage. Just watched the results of it on the news, not good. Waiting for the next disaster.

Love Mum

good pics by the way
Garry D said…
Hmmm... I rode the storm out on the flight to Newman. Not that we were actually flying....

So, the plane taxis down the runway see, and then the pilot aborts his take-off and says in his understated way, "Folks, there's a bit of weather coming up. I might wait a few minutes for it to pass."

Then a few minutes later... "Folks, there's a few lightning strikes and the ground staff have been evacuated from the tarmac. We won't be going anywhere until they're allowed back."

Then a few minutes later... "Folks, the weather's cleared a little, but the radio communication tower is out, probably a lightning strike. We'll see if we can get you back to the terminal."

Then a few minutes later... "Folks, there's more lightning. The ground staff have gone back inside. We'll have to wait it out for a while."

Then, nearly two hours after boarding, we were off - smooth sailing for the rest of the trip.

Anyway, that's MY storm story :)