Sunday, August 17, 2008

What Happened?



After that beautiful moon last night, those of us here in the Pacific Northwest were rudely awakened about 2:15am by the loudest thunder and heavy rain.  I thought we'd been bombed or the world had come to an end~my whole house shook.  And it was raining so hard (but only for a few minutes) that it was like a fire hose was aimed at the house.  

The storm continued for about an hour and a half....and we all woke up to slightly cooler temperatures this morning. Even at noon, it's still alternating between overcast and sunshine and I'm glad to report that the temperature is below 80* for the first time in many days.  

When Gabi decided it was time for her breakfast, I got up and opened up the windows and front door and turned on the fans..trying to cool the house down.  It was still over 85* in my bedroom and in the living room, even after the little storm. 

I haven't heard the local news yet today so I don't know if there was any damage or not from the lightning.  I was counting 3 seconds from the flash to the thunder....and I believe each second is the equivalent to 10 miles. Is that right ??

Anyway, the world didn't come to an I guess I should get busy doing something.    Until next time,   Linda


jjdolfin9 said...

The last time (not too long ago) we had a lightning strike and thunder boomer like that it set off ALL the smoke alarms in my almost 1:00 a.m.  LOL.
Glad you are OK.
Hugs, Joyce

jeanno43 said...

It is actually pouring down with rain here right now.  Hope the storm did no damage.  I hate thunderstorms.

fasttrack58 said...

It's never gonna rain here.........
Linda :(

lv2trnscrb said...

what a surprise for sure!! but glad that it helped to cool things down a bit!


justplainbill said...

Linda, don't you just love a violent thunder storm? The way i always heard it was five sexonds equaled a mile. Have a good week, Bill

penlady708 said...

Hi Linda,

doing some catch-up on my alerts, wanted to congratulate you on winning the last Caption Contest, that went just great w/the pic!!!

Also noticed here on the East Coast (NJ) some pretty loud thunder that seems to vibrate the earth & house, it brings to mind that old expression "the wrath of God", you know?  It seems that way lately, every storm warning seems to be followed by more thunder than I've ever noticed before.  Makes me wonder just WHAT they are "up to" Upstairs.

take care and have a great week!

preciousone25 said...

We had some thunder and lightning storms here in So. Cal. too, a few days ago, but of course.... I DIDN'T GET ANY where I am!!!  UGH!!!  LOL!!!


ally123130585918 said...

Linda that sounded like a heck of a storm hope there was no damage ~ glad you are safe ~ Ally x

kamdghwmw said...

I would give anything to have some rain right now! LOL That would really save my water bill.

oddb0dkins said...

I love a good thunderstorm don't you?I thought it was 1 second equals = 1 mile?.
Hope nobody was hurt though.

B. x

nanmm11 said...

We had the thunder boomers and lightening here in Boston,MA too! My golden retriever, who is 14 years was stuffing himself under my bed,lol, he also does that on July 4th when he hears fireworks. Then it poured buckets here! Now last night we were in the mid 50's, and great for sleeping weather. Fall is just around the corner! Yea!