Stephen Barlow certainly heard the thunderstorm that ripped though the city on Tuesday afternoon.
But it was not until he left his Forest Hill home to head to work early on Wednesday morning, that he realised a tree branch had come down on his car and house.
Mr Barlow said a tree in his front yard had split, dropping a heavy branch onto his car and a corner of his roof.
Neither was extensively damaged, which Mr Barlow said had come as a big relief.
A crew from the Wagga SES was able to lift the branch off Mr Barlow’s car, before using a chainsaw to remove the damaged limb entirely.
The call to Mr Barlow’s home was one of 42 that came in after Tuesday’s storm.
Those calls starting coming in just after the storm hit Wagga about 2.30pm on Tuesday, with many SES crews working late into Tuesday night and heading back out early on Wednesday morning.
SES personnel had already been busy, with four call-outs in Wagga – and another eight in the wider region – after storms on Monday.
Ben Pickup from the SES’s Murrumbidgee zone office, said Tuesday’s storms had hit the Wagga suburbs of Forest Hill and Tolland particularly hard.
Mr Pickup said there had been no reports of major damage, but Tuesday’s strong winds had caused most of the damage.
Trees and power lines were brought down and roofs were damaged by branches or tiles being blown off.
In Norfolk Avenue, Lake Albert, a massive tree was toppled by the high winds.
Power supplies to thousands of homes in Bourkelands, Kooringal and Lake Albert were cut, but Essential Energy crews had supply back to most within a short period.
Despite the storm, just three millimetres of rain was recorded in Wagga between 9am on Tuesday and the same time on Wednesday.
Monday’s storms dumped a more substantial 28.4mm on the Bureau of Meterology’s Forest Hill office, but residents of other Wagga suburbs reported little in the way of rain.
Wagga’s Forge Street was hit hard by Monday’s storm.
Mr Pickup said the SES was called in after flash flooding saw about 400 metres of the street submerged under water up to a metre deep.
Outside Wagga, Monday and Tuesday’s storms brought a mixed bag of wild weather.
At the property of Old Junee farmer John Baxter, wild winds ripped off shed roofs and 70mm of rain fell on Monday. A day later, dust storms hit Junee, Temora, Ariah Park and Barellan.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more thunderstorms for Friday, with winds of up to 30km/h and six millimetres of rain.