June 6th 2010 11:57 am
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Well, it was a dark and stormy night, last night.
We were all fixing to go to bed, but that weather dude had other ideas. BOOM! BOOM!
I put up my hackles and charged outside to discover who dared to make such a disturbance!Were they having an angry bowling match in the heavens?! Or maybe all the stored bowling balls fell off the shelves...BOL!
Lightening and more thunder assailed me out there, plus buckets of rain. Driven rain by fierce winds.
Back inside, the kitties were scurrying for their hidey holes, but I was just growling and alert to imminent danger. Growlmy put the TV on to check the radar and news...well we were in a tornado warning! OMD! Not a watch but a warning. And it was right close by.Thousands of lightening strikes on the weather station's lightening counter, winds of =/- 80 mph...and thunder to make you deaf. A closer look at the radar, showed that the worst of the storm was just south of us and going east, so while we were indeed under severe weather, at least the tornado part was not here...PTL!
In the morning, there were reports of 14 warnings that had been in our area. WOW!
Our rain gauge had 3.5" of rain. WOW! The field across from our den has a huge 'lake' in it. Other than being very soggy, everything does look ok.PTL
In town about 8 miles south of us, there was a church that had lost its roof! OMD! They of course had to cancel their services...at least at night there would not have been anyone in there.
A lot of peeps do not have electricity, today, but ours never even went off. We did pull our cable and some other plugged in things, just as a safety against power surges.
So far I haven't seen any ducks or whales in our new lake, BOL!
Sure to be lots more of those pesky 'skeeters in a while with all the new puddles for them to lay eggs in...
I can't wait to go on my stroll to see how much the creek and ponds have risen.
I hope none of my pals to the east and south of us, had to endure this storm system...
I also hope, as well as growlmy, that we can have a nice quiet peaceful sleep, tonight!
We dint ged dat storm, Fweckles, jus' sum wain an' a bid ob funder. Gwad yu all surbibeded :)
Mabbe yu cood go fishin' in yur nu lake!! BOL!!! Whales!! BOL!!
OMD! Mr. Jack. Sounds like you didn't get scared by the storm.
It's good to know everyone is safe.
We had a bad storm last night with wind, rain and thunder. I got really scared, and got under the bed.
We've had tornado warnings before - the sirens go off and all the dogs, people, and cat go hide in a closet. I think it's kinda fun - good opportunity to get to lick everyone's face - BOL!
Good to know you are safe! We have storm 'watches' all week, but more than likely, not a drop of rain we will get!
Nice you got the rain!
You are very brave!