Thunderbolts and lightning...

Posted on | Friday, May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

A massive storm has been rolling through Oklahoma for the past twelve hours. Throughout the night the sky lit up with lightning and shook the house thunder. The storm came so close to our house that the force of the thunder caused the walls to shake. Twice lightning struck far too close for comfort -- in the field directly across our street. It sounded like the sky was about to break.

Amazingly Kael slept through the majority of the storm. I swear the boy could sleep through the apocalypse.

Although storms like this are scary to have so close by, they're still magnificent to watch. At least until lightning strikes less than a quarter of mile from where you live. Then it's time to hide in your house while watching the Weather Channel religiously.

I didn't go outside until the worst of the storm had passed, but you can still see the light show happening above my roof. It was definitely a little too close for comfort at times and the sky should not look this bright at one in the morning. But, it was still incredible to watch even if the storm did mess with my sleep schedule.

For some reason lightning never seems as impressive during the day. Not sure why that is.


2 Responses to “Thunderbolts and lightning...”

  1. kittykat
    May 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    ugh, post the good vid...with you screaming and running in your nam nams

  2. Nuri Rossignol
    June 1, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Those thunderbolts look and sound really scary. Lightning isn't that too obvious during the day, perhaps that's why they seem a bit livelier at nighttime. So how's your roof? There are houses that got their roof ripped off during the storm in other parts of the country, too.


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