Sunday, March 11, 2012

Distant Thunder

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. --Ecclesiastes 1:6

On the ten o'clock news the weather man reported that our county and the neighboring county were under a severe thunderstorm warning until four ayem.

Then he went on and on (as meteorologists so often do) about how unusual it is for a TSW to be issued in this part of the country; that it is frequent in the Midwest (big news there) but as he said, unusual here.

Went to bed and went to sleep. Just before three as I rolled over to steal a bit of the sheet, I thought I saw a flash of lightning. Several seconds later I heard the rumble of thunder in the distance.

Presently, another flash. One, one thousand, two, one thousand, three, one thousand...
After eight seconds, thunder. This was repeated several times and I determined that at no time was the lightning anywhere nearby.

After while, the patter, patter of raindrops on the roof. Never hard enough to be even remotely close to a deluge, but it was rain. And then the wind turned around and came back on us.

Then I had to put a blanket over the sheet. Then when I arose at seven, I turned on the furnace. And the wind still blows, stirring the drizzle around as it descends.

6 comments:

Shelly said...

We came home from the movies last night to see the lightning that was briefly lighting up the sky. The thunder was impressive, too. But you're right- not much bang for the buck with the rain.

vanilla said...

Shelly, donder und blitzen can be exhilirating! What's good at the movies these days, Shelly?

Grace said...

Sounds lovely...

Shelly said...

We saw Act of Valor- really touching movie, though violent- lots of patriotism, which is good.

Sharkbytes said...

We had tornado warnings here. Not our norm. Glad all is well.

vanilla said...

Shark, and we are glad all is well there!