Friday, June 26, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Morning Thunderstorms and Power Out


After 17 straight days of temperatures well into the mid to high 90-degree range, the weather forecast for today said, It might rain in the morning and drop our temperatures in to the 80s. Well, yes, it did began to pour rain with thunder and lightning in the early morning hours, well before I saw the sun shine which it didn't do until well into the afternoon. We even lost power for a short while which is always fun. This shot of our downtown skyline only hints at the amount of rain and flooding we had throughout the area all morning (I had to shoot some of our more intelligent drivers navigating flooded intersections. Amazing.) and that is with our continuing drought and tough watering restrictions. Hard to believe we are nearly surrounded by fresh and salt water on all sides, and yet there is so very little water underground. Every bit of moisture from the sky helps and today's rain is most welcome.


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11 comments:

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful and dramatic SWF photo! Love photos of heavy clouds and thunderstorms.

Louise said...

Happy for your rain. The sky looks so BIG.

Margaret Ann said...

Dramatic towering clouds! :)

Birdman said...

Love Tampa-Clearwater area. Love this sky shot! Been raining up here FOREVER!

Lisa Wilson said...

What an amazing capture!! The city looks so small next to the great sky.

Jacob said...

Sounds like you got hit harder than we did...at least this time. We got a really bad on the other day - took out one big oak just down the street and filled the pool with leaves and other debris!

But the rain is good.

Don said...

It is never boring there, is it?

nobu said...

Impressive photo of the sky!

alice said...

Impressive sky! This year, we are lucky enough to have had a lot of rain last winter and spring. So, I think we are not going to have watering restrictions. But it's clear we must take new habits and become less selfish in our rich countries...

T and S said...

The beauty of this image is in the way it is composed. I like the focus primarily on the clouds. It also shows how small man's creations are compared to nature's...

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Lois said...

That's a beautiful SkyWatch picture! We are finally getting some rain up here too and the temps have eased off a little.