Where I live we had a tropical Super Storm Cell hit yesterday morning.
It came out of no-where, all of a sudden and OMG it was amazing. Thunder shaking the house, literally 1,000's lightning strikes (can't remember if they said it was 2k or 4k of them), cars floating down the streets 5 minutes from here with water levels over their hoods and power blackouts all over, roofs blown off and massive trees down.
I felt "uneasy" whilst the skies were blue & sun shining and refused to go to Baseball because despite HWMNBO's castigations, I knew it would come, and come it did.
So, nothing for it, I went back to bed and slept from about 10a.m. while mother nature lashed and thrashed and did her worst. I have a sleeping condition, and nothing, absolutely nothing stops me from sleeping albeit this was a light sleep as I was worried about the the furry ones & my African Grey Parrot.
The house was a rocking & a rollin', it's up on stilts high in the air as many houses here are and the thunder was deafening .... the pups and I hunkered down in bed and when thunder was right overhead they'd sit up, glare at me, I'd say, "It's ok darlin'" and they'd throw their little heads back down again in disgust at being disturbed by this inconvenient earth shattering noise that was loud enough to wake the dead and even broke windows in our Courts building 5 minutes away.
Here's some pics if you can be bothered seeing an Aussie summer storm - you'll note that whilst all this goes on over here, it's still around 70 degrees and we all wear t-shirts, or next to nothing
Oh, and we've had another one this morning with more coming lunchtime, oh joy, oh bliss ...
CM stormy markets | Brisbane superstorm November 17 2012 | The Courier-Mail