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    17 Photos Of The Sydney Storm That Are Both Terrifying And Surreal

    I've never seen hailstones that big before!

    Yesterday, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for much of New South Wales, including the potential for "tornado activity" in Western Sydney.

    A person looks on as storm clouds roll over the city
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    Luckily, Sydney residents didn't have to tick "living through a tornado" off their 2021 bingo card, but they did report flash flooding, power outages, hailstones as large as five centimetres in diameter and a roof collapsing at Mt Druitt Westfield.

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    Here are some photos and videos that capture how destructive the Sydney storm was.

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    Here it comes! ⛈ Time to get that hashtag trending #SydneyStorm

    Twitter: @medwards87

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    Reddit: u/LifeisDankiThink / Via reddit.com

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    Some decent size hail fell in Esther Street, Winston Hill with the #sydneystorm @BOM_NSW @SkyWeatherAUS

    Twitter: @benjoshep

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    Reddit: u/Mace_PloKoon / Via reddit.com

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    Looks like there’s a tear in the sky ⚡️ #iPhone13ProMax #SydneyStorm #Lightning

    Twitter: @DjuroSen

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    growing up in sydney i was always jealous it didn’t snow. i’m fine without it now #sydneystorm

    Twitter: @allthemims

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    Didn’t realise it was snow season #SydneyStorm

    Twitter: @Ribwich93

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    Reddit: u/Echidnahh / Via reddit.com

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    This could be the end of the world. #SydneyStorm

    Twitter: @michaelblok26

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    Twitter: @michaelblok26

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    Reddit: u/nocheezepleeze / Via reddit.com

    What was your experience with the Sydney Storm?

    Also, hope everyone is safe and sound after that wild weather!