Thunderstorm

A fierce thunderstorm just blew through.  Tornado watches were being broadcast and we were warned to stay indoors.  The winds were clocked at 50-60 miles per hour with hail reported in the surrounding area as large as golf balls.

The weather report pre-empted my tuning into the Oprah show this afternoon.  I watched through my living room windows as the wind picked up and started swirling around in squalling, gigantic rotations throughout the tops of the trees in my yard.  I actually felt a surge of fear–I remembered the infamous summer when three back-to-back hurricanes churned through our lives.

 

Thought I would write this short 100 word story on the fierce thunderstorm that blasted through here this afternoon.  They’re very common here in the warmer months.

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  1. It sounds like you were pretty scared. David went through Porta Rico when I was there and it made me appreciate the severity of a Hurricane.

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    • Yeah, I did feel a bit of fear–the wind was blowing so hard! I’ve been through many hurricanes but only a few that came right overhead.

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  2. Stay safe. Every area has it’s challenges. Here is’t earthquakes. Que sera, sera.

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    • You’re so right. I don’t think I would like the earth shaking under my feet–I’ll take the thunderstorms!

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  3. Hope you are alright. Be safe!

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  4. We rarely have tornadoes, but hurricanes yeah. During hurricane Michelle I went out when the eye was over us and got caught in the tail end when the eye had passed. At that moment I thought it was cool. I went out to check up on someone who didn’t evacuate to a shelter.

    But I do find things like these interesting.

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    • I grew up here and have never seen a tornado on land, only waterspouts out in the ocean.

      I too have gone out during the eye of a hurricane. It’s amazing how the sun will come out and things are so calm and still and then slowly it starts back up again as the eye passes over. It is cool but I stayed just in my own yard–we’re always warned not to go out in the eye of the storm.

      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. These can be a bit intimidating at times. Rarely hear thunder here in CA, so now on the occasion when I do it stops me cold. More sanguine about it all back east.

    Nice write up. Thanks! :-)

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    • I’ve grown up with these thunderstorms but when the wind picks up as much as it did it really gets my attention. There were the usual power outages in the area and downed trees, etc.

      You’re welcome! :)

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  6. Oh dear .. hope it has all passed by now. We had lots of wind, buckets of rain and those awful tornado warnings, too. I guess it goes with living in Floirda. I still prefer this than snow. This was a very nice description of it. Enjoyed, Gayle

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  7. i love thunderstorms :)
    storms
    any thing like that.

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