Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SEVERE STORMS FIRE UP AROUND US

Feels like we are going to have a hot one today as g-son and I headed out to school. After chores and breakfast I headed down into the lower pasture.
As I walked the humidity felt like mid summer , I started to sweat climbing the hill back to the house.
Just because I thought this was a pretty contrast with the blooming wild rose and buttercups.

I baked 6 caramel, 2 chocolate and 2 pound cakes this morning and then cleaned house until the storms began just after noon today.
As the dark clouds boiled up over the barn I knew the neighbors to the north east of us must be getting slammed.

Suddenly the winds blew as if in a hurricane and the huge raindrops were coming down sideways. I ran to close all the windows and doors,even the living room door that is under the front porch as rain was blowing all the way against it.
Thankfully this passed quickly and in about 15 minutes we got 3/10ths inch of rain in the gauge,probably got more than that as I don't see how any of those drops got in the gauge.
As the clouds and sun battled the rest of the afternoon the air got heavier and heavier with rising humidity and I knew this was a recipe for severe storms. Thankfully I got g-son home from school and hubbie got home from work before the storms fired up. Thunder and lightening along with high winds and rain prevailed for the remainder of the evening. Bernie and Dolly had a rough time with the prolonged rumbling thunder as they stayed plastered to my side or under my feet.
We turned out to be some of the luckier ones around as some places had massive amounts of rain,such as 5 inches in an hour and hailstones the size of golfballs.
This is a collage of some of the damage in nearby counties this evening from the local news website.

I did weekly paperwork and iced cakes to complete my workday.
Daughter came by after church tonight and she said she had a really bad storm at her house this afternoon with lots of lightening.
As I lay in bed with 2 shivering little dogs clued to each side of me under the covers I said a prayer for the folks who were under all the thunder and lightening that was passing closely by us.
Thank you Lord for sparing our area today and praying for those who were affected by the storms.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

Betsy Adams said...

We had lots of rain and some thunder/lightning yesterday, Marilyn, but none today... It was so nice to have a day without rain.. We've had 6 inches this week according to our rain gauge...

The deer visited during the night this week and ate a bunch of our rose buds and lily buds. I just cried when we saw the damage. The Liquid Fence just can't work really well now --with all of the heavy rains we have had... Sad!

Stay safe.. Should be a nice weekend and cooler.
Hugs,
Betsy