Those thunderstorms we’ve been waiting on? You know, once the ridiculously hot triple-digit weather wafted into something a tad bit cooler and stirred up the atmosphere with the confronting high/low pressure fronts…

Yeah. THOSE thunderstorms…

We had our first little taste overnight. At 3:06 a.m. Friday the 13th no less, I was awakened by one subtle roll. Soon after, a louder one, and a few minutes later, a third. But then it was quiet. The rains began gently, turning into a steady downpour but nothing horrific.

But today we’re on the map for several days of STORMS. And they’re coming. In case you doubt me, check out these fine photos!

From 2:55 pm July 13, 2012

2:42 pm July 13, 2012.

2:44 pm July 13, 2012

2:45 pm July 13, 2012

I’ll be adding more as the storm front approaches… but for now, I’m reminiscent of a place called Kansas and a girl named Dorothy….

[UPDATE JULY 13, 2012 5:05 PM]
The Severe Weather Alert on my cell phone has been sounding off every half hour (or less). The Flash Flood warnings were originally extended to 4:45 pm. Then 5:00 pm. Now it’s up to 6:30 pm.

The clouds have broken a bit, there’s a touch of blue sky trying to peek through. But over the horizon, it looks more ominous. The birds are flocking to the feeder and bird bath like they’re attending Woodstock. And the breeze keeps kicking up now and then.

Looking forward to tonight. Once, that is, when Dot comes home. I don’t like her being on the road in inclement weather… but what mother does?

[UPDATE JULY 13, 2012 8:02 PM]
The Severe Weather Alert for Flash Flood Warnings has now been extended to 10:00 pm. The dark clouds are back, but I’ve yet to see any real rain fall.

I prefer the rain to fall during the day so I can watch it. When it’s dark, and there’s a flood warning, I worry about what it is I can’t see.

[UPDATE JULY 14, 2012, 9:07 AM]
The alerts kept going off. When I last checked my phone, the alerts had been extended until 11:00 pm last night, or possibly even later.

[Un]fortunately, nothing happened in my part of town. Not a drop. Not a flash of lightning nor roll of thunder. I woke up intermittently throughout the night, wondering what I might see and hear. It was like being in a sensory-deprivation tank… all that anticipation for naught.

And looking outside this morning, it’s a bright and sunny day. And it’s gonna stay that way.


And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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