I LOVE storms. Absolutely love them. Ever since I saw the movie Twister, I secretly wanted to be a storm chaser. Of course, I have never been through a major storm or ever even seen a tornado and I’m sure I would be singing a new tune if I had. But I don’t know if it is the loud roar of the thunder or the dark ominous sky that gets me, but there is something that draws me in every storm and I find myself watching and waiting in anticipation.
Friday afternoon, our boss informed us that we were going to get hit with a bad storm around 5:30pm. She was going to let us go thirty minutes early to give us plenty of time to pick up our babies and get settled at home. It was Friday, 4:30pm and I wanted to be anywhere other than my desk, so when she said we could leave, I was outta there. I picked up Bugaboo, rented a few movies from Red box and settled down inside to wait for the storm.
I didn’t have to wait long. A little after 5:30pm I heard the first low rumble of thunder in the distance. The sky slowly started to get dark and I found myself peering out the window to see what would happen next. It started to rain and not even a minute later, the rain turned in to hail. I have seen hail before but nothing like this. It was POURING… not just rain, but marble size hail. In less than a minute, hail covered the yard.
Man-Child being the half man half child that he is( I say that with love), walked outside to find out the size of the hail coming down. Not even a few seconds later, he was yelping and running back in side after being pelted in the head and arms with the hail… all I could say to him was “Here’s your sign…” Men… all I’m gonna say on that one, lol.
A few minutes later, the hail stopped. The rain stopped. Fog appeared everywhere. It had been such a warm humid day and then add hail to the mix… anyway; here are some photos that I took.
I’m thankful that in our area, we were kept safe and there was only minimal damage from the winds. We were very fortunate. I didn’t realize how strong of a storm cell this was, until I read online the following day about the tornadoes, homes destroyed, and lives lost.
Wishing you guys a wonderful Wednesday!