Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wild Weather in Southern California

We woke up this morning to the unfamiliar sound of thunder. Unfamiliar because the last time we heard it or saw lightning was years ago. In So Cal we typically do not receive any rain whatsoever from around March until October or November. Even more surprising was the fact that this was supposed to be a very dry rainy season. So much for that!

Today we experienced heavy rains, hail, high wind gusts plus thunder and lightning, which the dogs always enjoy so very much. They run outside, stop on a dime, return and howl at the strange monster who is certainly out to destroy them!

This storm is stationary, spinning right above us, and should continue to last through Thursday. My lawn and fruit trees love it!!!

Here are a few photos. Some I took and some I got from our local news station's website.

The only photo missing was one of the waterspout that popped up near the coast, a few miles away.

I'm thinking beef stew for dinner and then spark up the fireplace.


GreatGranny said...

Wild indeed, bad light show and angry clouds , good that y'all got rain.

Beth said...

I am glad you got some rain BoB!
Great pictures too.

The Gaelic Wife said...

Guess we won't be hearing "It never rains in Southern California" anymore?

Gerry said...

Wow, looks like a fun day. I kind of like stormy weather, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. It was beautiful here again today in the Seattle area. Can't believe it's so nice in October. I hope you have a nice week!

MissBeth said...

Those are fantastic photos, i bet the dogs were not thrilled in the least !!!

Sherry said...

Those clouds look mean. A double rainbow! How pretty.
Was fun chatting with you last night. Will do it again soon.
Have a great day!

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TwiBitch said...

Great pix Bob! Welcome to Iowa in April, May, June, July, August......You get the picture, I'm sure! But glad you got rain anyway.

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