Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stormy Weather in the Heartland

We had quite the storm system tear through town last night. It got pitch black around 7:30 and then winds in excess of 70 mph downed trees and power lines as a line of storms roared across the city. I stood watching the shelf cloud approach and it went from calm to crazy in 5.8 minutes! Me and our three cats ran to the basement seeking shelter while hubby watched the storm from the front porch blow through the neighborhood. Surprisingly, our subdivision didn't lose power, but there were lots of neighborhoods that did. We got over an inch of rain within the first hour of the storm system before it finally tappered off. You just gotta love Nebraska weather - kind of like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates - you just never know what you're going to get.


PocketsOfInspiration said...

I love stormy weather. It's kind of exhiliration and scary at the same time.

Thanks for droopping by today.


Pearl Maple said...

Wow that is a great photograph, stormy weather can be a concern but does make for interesting photo opportunities.