Monday, June 11, 2012

Storms Again

I didn't look at the weather map this evening which is rare for me. I have the Weather Channel on my iPhone so as long as I have a signal, I can get weather updates.
I'd run by the after hours clinic because something has my sinus' raging. Afterwards I went straight to Jilda's yoga class.
When the we were finishing up with savasana (relaxation), I could see Jilda peering through the windows at gathering clouds.
I rolled my mat and reached for phone for a weather update. It was then we realized a nasty line of thunder storms were sweeping through.
Jilda tried to get everyone to sit tight for a few minutes until it blew past, but several of the women bolted for their cars.
Less than five minutes later a 70 miles per hour wind began to howl. Since winds of 74 miles per hour are considered hurricane force, we almost had a mini hurricane.
After the winds died down, those who chose to remain in the safety of the community center, headed home.
Mother Nature decided the show wasn't over because vines of lightening lashed out across the sky. If driving hadn't been so treacherous, I would have pulled to the side and snapped a picture.
When we got home, the power was off and we collected the battery-powered lantern and candles for enough light to eat a snack before bed.
Then as we were munching pita chips and hummus the lights flickered back on. Thank goodness for small favors.
Y'all have a great Tuesday. 

8 comments:

  1. That actually sounds wonderful to me. Yoga and a rainstorm? With delicious snacks by candle light? Truly wonderful. :)

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  2. You sure get some wild storms out your way. Glad you both made it home safely.

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  3. Oh my hayfever's been kicking up its own storm the past week! :-(

    Glad you and Jilda got home safely! Yay for chips and humous! Or whatever it's spelling is! Hummus? Take care
    x

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  4. As much as I hate thunderstorms, they're always kind of fun. They make the day interesting. :)

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  5. I do love Southern storms...low hanging clouds and powerful wind. Just lovely.
    Until it huffs and puffs and blows the house down, anyways...
    Hugs~

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  6. Hummus is amazing! I had some last night with baby carrots. :)

    Yikes to the rainstorms...it's been raining here where I am in NC as well...I love rain, but too much makes you feel gloomy when you wake up in the morning!

    Hope you're having a great week!


    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog

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  7. I love a good thunderstorm complete with lightening.

    Provide of course, I am not out delivering mail in it.

    So glad everyone is safe, and that the power is back on. :)

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  8. You did the best thing to stay inside.
    I remember my 5 ton plus fully loaded van was almost lifted by one such storm. The black clouds were so low we thought we drove into something very bad.
    To think a thunderstorm could lift such a heavy car was mind boggling.

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