Friday, August 13, 2010
24-Hour Sky Show
Last night, an ominous ceiling of black cloud crept over us from the west and turned a bright evening sinisterly dark. After a temper-tantrum storm, the clouds parted enough that we got to see glimpses of a few faint meteors - the Perseid meteor shower. (No photos of that)
Around 3 a.m., we had a house-shaking storm. At first, lightning pulsated continuously like a strobe light, then big bolts started striking and I scurried around the house closing windows and unplugging computers. Rog turned on the radio and heard that a tornado had just been sighted by Pine Island, about 8 miles away, but then the power went out, so no more warnings to worry about.