A little over a week ago we spent most of the day under a tornado watch. That’s always fun. Happily, no tornado developed, but we did get a pretty big storm out of the day. I’m sure there is nothing more embarassing for the weather people than to tell us every hour on the news that we are going to have a huge storm, and to keep an eye on the sky, and then we just get a few drips of rain and nothing else.
This storm came upon us as we were trying to finish seeding a certain field, and we were only a couple hours from doing so. When it became pretty clear that we’d have to leave the field, or risk not being able to make it back down the dirt road, we left. About 20 minutes later the lightning and thunder arrived. For the next little while it was constant sheet lightning. Pretty much like a strobe light – I stood in my garage door and took photos, but it’s kind of hard to capture the strobe effect. I know it looks like daylight in the pictures, but it was actually really dark outside. There was basically no break in the thunder either – just one continous rumble. And then it poured. Good thing we left the field.