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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Booming Thunder and Flashy Light Show...

57 degrees - 10:35 am - misty fog...

I woke up around 1:30 in the morning to booming thunder and a very flashy light show.

We can get some pretty awesome storms up here, which we normally love to watch.  The last storm {click here}, we were sitting outside with the camera enjoying the light show...not so this time.

This time, although it was the best nighttime lightning show that we’ve ever had up here, it was a little too close for comfort.  There were actually a handful of cracks of thunder that made me jump...that’s never happened before.  The booming thunder actually shook the house, the lightning was quickly turning night into day and back again, and this time around we enjoyed (although a bit nervously) the storm from indoors, so no cool photos this time around.

this shows the lightning strikes from this storm
if you look closely you will see a black + which marks our place.

Once this misty fog cover dissipates a bit, aircraft and fire crews will be out roaming the area for any possible fires that may have been caused by lightning strikes.  Hopefully there are none!

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