Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sitting in the middle of gods own fireworks show

See all those yellow, red, and green spots clustered all up in North Idaho?

Yeah... that's a strike map of the last 60 minutes; and we're right smack in the middle of a thunderstorm 100 miles across. Various strike counter websites are saying there's been about 1600 strikes from the storm in the last 60 minutes.

The strikes have been all around my house for around 20 minutes, along with torrential rain, and winds at around 45 knots. The thunder has been shaking the house, and I've actually watched a few strikes hit the mountain behind us and the lake in front of us, as close as a few hundred yards away.

The dogs were all cowering, trying to cuddle up to us as close as they could looking for us to make it better. Big babies ;-)