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 1-20-09: NOW; NSW

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PostSubject: 1-20-09: NOW; NSW   Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:58 am

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect, strong storms on radar... heres the warning details...

For people in the SOUTH COAST, SOUTHERN TABLELANDS, ACT, SOUTH WEST SLOPES and parts of the RIVERINA Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:55 pm Tuesday, 20 January 2009.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Eden, Canberra, Cooma, Yass, Wagga Wagga and Griffith.

A 106km/hr wind gust was recorded at Canberra airport around 3:30pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:55 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Canberra and Queanbeyan, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
*Link to the Australian Weather Service

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