Greetings, fans and followers!
Have you ever experienced a thunder storm? I would be surprised if anybody said "No".
While the part of the Pacific Northwest where I live, or the region as a whole in general is not generally known for extreme weather in general or t-storms in particular, we do get both the occasional wild storm and the occasional thunder bumper. Early this morning, about 3 am (Yeah, I know. That's 12 hours off the normal time for t-storms.) the sky around here began to blink and the air began to rumble. It finally let up sometime between 8 and 9 am.
Wait... Five hours? Yes. A t-storm that gently rained and quietly rumbled along for five hours. It came back some time between noon and 1 pm. This time it behaved a bit more like a proper t-storm. The rain got intense, the lightning bolts got near and loud. One bolt wound up knocking the power out for a few minutes.
As I type, the weather is still rumbling around in the background. At 6 pm and change. My computer made lightning bolt noises to warn me that my Weather Channel app had posted additional significant weather alerts. The rain is expected to continue for some time. The thunder... I'll accept that atmospheric electrostatic charges have equalized when there's no thunder for 12 hours.
So... Hows the weather been at your place?
Our phone line was knocked out by a lightning strike in our back yard on Tuesday, Bell is supposed to come tomorrow to fix it but we've been without a land line for 3 days. It rained so hard, water came into the basement through a basement window. It could have been worse I guess, it could have been snow... 914four.deviantart.com/art/Rea…
Heh, yeah, we get those Down Under. Lately, as it's moving into spring here, we had nearly a week of relatively mild/warm weather; cold in the morning, but by midday in the upper 60s to low 70s F (18 - 22°C), then the last 2 days back to overcast, some rain, and cold! Got the fire going in the woodstove today.