Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Storm in the Cloud

"Wake up and come see this" Chris says at 5:45 in the morning. Grumble, grumble I go out to the patio to see this lone fluffy cumulus cloud hanging over the ocean. "Watch" is all Chris says.
Within a few moments there was a lightning bolt that shot from the top of the cloud to the bottom on the cloud, it lit it up very bright. This continued on an on, all the while lightning bolts staying within the cloud but never reaching beyond.

I realized this would make a cool video so I ran to get my digital camera, by then the lightning was slowing down just a bit and I had to wait for a train to pass, otherwise the first few seconds of the film would have been rather annoying.

The monsoon season has started and the rain has become more frequent. Today there was a pretty good thunder boomer while I was at work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's really neat! Wish I could've seen it in person. I almost MISS lightning storms. This part of California rarely gets them (although one day we had lightning AND hail).