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Joined: 11/18/2004
Msg: 41
Thunderstorms! Page 3 of 4    (1, 2, 3, 4)
Myxtup...Sure you weren`t hit by lightening???? LOL J/K...I`m terrified of thunderstorms so I cannot relate to your facination...I`m the one you find under the bed during a storm....Everytime the thunder booms, I think God is angry at me...LOL...Seriously, if you said `redneckgirl133, 1 million dollars if you get out from under the bed and go out and stand in an open field (near water) for 5 minutes during a thunderstorm.....I`d seriously pass it up. What good is a million dollars if you drop dead from fear????? LOL. Wish I wasn`t afraid....but I`m scared to death...redneckgirl133
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Joined: 4/27/2005
Msg: 42
Posted: 5/7/2005 7:28:31 AM
Personally I wouldn't stand outside in one, but, I think they're a good reason to cuddle with an s.o.
Joined: 11/18/2004
Msg: 43
Posted: 5/7/2005 8:00:00 AM
SP...hard to cuddle under a bed...LOL redneckgirl133
Joined: 4/29/2005
Msg: 44
Posted: 5/7/2005 8:27:54 AM
Love thunderstorms and miss them like bad thing about living here.
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 49
Posted: 5/7/2005 9:07:21 AM
We don't get them too often in Seattle, but when I lived in upstate NY they were sooooo loud - the thunder would roll down the valleys.

And when I lived in Arizona, I loved to see the heat lightning far off in the distance.
Joined: 3/25/2005
Msg: 50
Posted: 5/7/2005 9:14:06 AM
I go for a walk... when I'm single..
I love too get out there and just enjoy the weather...
Thunderstorms have always been a fantasy of mine...
I have even written about them..
I'm a creative writer... I wrote a few short stories..
Only shared one so far.. with the person who inspired me in the first place.

Laying down in the middle of a big grassy field during a thunderstorm...
what could be better?!? Except having someone with me.

But I don't need a man or woman to enjoy the storm.
I thoughrally enjoy them on my own.
Never thought of adding it to my profile though...
Joined: 3/16/2005
Msg: 59
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Posted: 5/7/2005 9:19:30 PM
Yeah the power of a thunderstorm can be amazing. I love sitting out on the deck watching them...chalk it up to a fascination of awesome power?
Joined: 3/15/2004
Msg: 60
Posted: 5/7/2005 9:25:42 PM

...makes one realize how truly insignificant one is in the whole scheme of things

It does humble you when you're sitting there (somewhere dry) just watching the rain coming down and/or seeing the lightning flash in the distance and hearing the thunder roar across the sky. It's relaxing too (well, I find it relaxing).
Joined: 5/25/2011
Msg: 61
Posted: 5/20/2013 6:03:28 PM
I heart thunderstorms as well ... I'm also experiencing the first thunderstorm of the spring season tonight, albeit from the inside this time.
Joined: 5/25/2011
Msg: 62
Posted: 5/20/2013 6:10:24 PM
And sending a prayer and shout out to all those who are having a really hard time in Oklahoma. What a disastrous tornado.
Joined: 8/24/2012
Msg: 63
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Posted: 5/20/2013 8:05:22 PM
I love thunderstorms. The darker, the windier, the rainier the better. As long as I am at home
Joined: 2/3/2012
Msg: 64
Posted: 5/20/2013 10:06:10 PM

storms are something special, but I like to be out in them.. maybe doing something urgent and death defying... or stupid.
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 68
Posted: 5/21/2013 6:26:07 AM
Been in three tornadoes.

First one saw signs from store fronts fly by. I went to a covered mall parking lot and waited there.

Second was in front of my house. Saw the neighbors trees float along my road down the street, then one of my own trees was ripped in half and floated away.

Third one was driving to my loft and the Tornado took the walls down of my place and half the building.

I love tornados and thunderstorms.
Posted: 5/21/2013 9:48:05 AM
the great cloud caravan
migrating across the world
the thunder echoing in our chests
to the rhythm of our blood
to the rhythm of our blood
rain beating on my back
water running round your thigh
the ocean is in the sky
and the white flash
cracks the moment
it's voice sizzling
across the above
to the rhythm of our blood
through the drumming of the rain
to the echoes of our blood

- me

And yes, the storm here in OK was messed up. Effectively, formed and built it's intensity, f4-f5, just before hitting that town, went all the way through it, then died away. I just happened to be real close to it at the time. Saw it about as close as I'd want to something that big, versus my storm-chasing escapades. Little children were all in the school when it totally destroyed the school. I was glued to my t.v. wanting to hear about the fate of those kids :( Then I went to put buckets under gutters so I could flush my toilet, and buy bottles of water (yuck) so I can enjoy coffee, until the water treatment plant is up and running again.
Joined: 3/14/2013
Msg: 71
Posted: 5/21/2013 10:07:24 AM
^ Nice write. Life is full of tragedies, and the tribulations we all endure. Might we be blessed with few,
the courage to make it through, and the patience to help others along the way.
Im sorry the children had to experience the trauma. I hope they are all well.

Ive survived a few tornadoes and hurricanes myself. Thunderstorms however are a welcomed cycle I miss.
Im ready for the east coast weather again. Washington state leaves me with much to be desired.
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 72
Posted: 5/21/2013 12:48:36 PM
The best Thunderstorm I have ever been in.The dog and me, We were backpacking in the high sierra at around 10,000ft. I set up my camp at the edge of a large meadow and were cooking some food. All of a sudden a cold wind blew and heavy dark looking clouds were comming down the mountain tops. In less then 30 min I couldnt see the tops of the mountains. It was dark and you could feel the charge in the air. The air had that distinct smell to it, I could smell the pine trees and the ground. It just awakend the soul and all the senses. Then the lightning started at one point the lightning would jump from cloud to cloud and also to the ground with about 10sec in between. All this was happining in the meadow. The thunder was so loud and close that I could feel the ground shake under me. There was no rain just lighning and thunder. The dog came over set next to me and just leaned on my shoulder. We two watched the lightning show that no human could ever copy. It lasted for a little over one hour only once there was about 10min or so break in the lighting. Other wise the lighting was constant the thunder would make your ear ring. The ground shock in way that was just out of this world. Then out of no where the sky opened up and the rain came down hard and heavy and very cold. At that time we two went to sit in the tent. The rain didn't stop all night Next morning I dicided it would be a better idea to head back to the car. We hiked out from 9am till 5pm With no rest breaks. The all time the rain never stoped and got some hail mixed into it the size of large marbles. The dog would just run from the cover of one tree to the next trying to stay away from the hail. I could hear him yelp every once in a while when a large hail would hit him hard. I put some cloths over my head to protect my self from the hail.
As I couldnt run from one tree to the next for cover. Lucky us the rain stoped about an hour before we reached the car. Gave the dog some food made me some hot soup and we both were asleep by 7pm. Next day we drove down the mountain to find that highway 395 was flooded and the police escorted cars over a few sections. Would never forget that night never seen so many lighting strikes or thunder so loud that you couldn't hear your self yell and it actualy shock the ground.
Posted: 5/21/2013 1:37:51 PM
(oklahoma tornado) Everyone to whom I mention the kids in the school refer to them being traumatized or having nightmares...we weren't primarily concerned with that, but their survival instead. The school was demolished. Completely.
Joined: 3/14/2013
Msg: 74
Posted: 5/21/2013 2:15:05 PM
^ I have been following the story closely being my best friend currently lives in Lawton.
Last news I recieved was nine of the dead are children. That is tragic any way I see it.
Joined: 6/9/2009
Msg: 75
Posted: 5/21/2013 2:57:24 PM
Best thunder and lighting show I ever saw was a long time ago on ST Vincent . Their volcano was erupting and there was like a heavy steam cloud around the top and you could see the lighting in that steam . Just standing there you could feel the air shake . Mother nature can be impressive at times . Was 5 miles away from it , think it covered the whole end of the island in a couple foot of ash . We were evacuating the people .
Joined: 5/8/2013
Msg: 76
Posted: 5/21/2013 3:34:45 PM
When they happen over Lake Ontario I have a ring side seat. Truly a thing of natures beauty and power.
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 77
Posted: 5/22/2013 5:43:10 AM
Loved it in the city...the smell of the ionized air before and the feel of the breeze that let you know something wet was coming...the sky would change, and so would the lighting...I had a big picture window overlooking trees, would watch the pine branches sway and then listen to the fat raindrops tink tink tink on the metal airconditioner before they'd pat pat pat splatter on the window.

then the thunder would come. You could predict it before it happened, and then wait patiently. Long ago I realized surge protectors in every plug was the answer after losing a 56K modem, so no real fear. No more than riding a motorcyle--something may go wrong, but you take precautions and the odds go down rather than you.

Those are the times I do miss not having someone around, its like wasted potential :) Its the best white background noise.
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 78
Posted: 5/22/2013 9:32:23 AM
Lightening is kewl *huh huh*, and I lucked out to actually get a picture of it once...was trying to capture the sunset thru the dark clouds, and when I got the photo developed, there it was, the proverbial bolt of blue.

The odds of it hitting you, however, are about the same as hitting Powerball, if I remember correctly. Assuming you don't stand in waterpuddles or some such increaser of your odds :) I'd rather pull a lass up to her feet by weaving my fingers in her's and bringing her to close to do what's natural in the face of nature's energy, then worry about getting zapped...but each their own :)
Joined: 3/5/2009
Msg: 79
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Posted: 5/22/2013 1:43:18 PM
Don't care for them myself.

From a distance, as in driving across southern NoDak and watching a squall line further to the south all lit up with lightning dancing down to the ground - that was an awesome display; but only from a distance.

Up close, t'storms set my teeth on edge. Got caught in one in VA back in the 70's and took shelter in a hardware store - a sudden down draft slammed into the store front sending shards of plate glass everywhere. People were walking around bleeding and some with glass still embedded.

No, I don't care for thunder storms at all.

[Interesting that this thread is current - we are in the midst of a thunder storm right now, rolling thunder and the intermittent flash. Guess I'm not working in the garden today!]
Posted: 5/22/2013 3:23:46 PM
Tarnished Knight:

Yea, for some, at least for me, this is one of those love/hate things. I won't avoid or deny what I think is beauty and awesomeness in a thunderstorm, and I'd rather that we still see certain kinds or degrees of weather, reminds me that Earth is still alive...but I also don't want anybody to ever get hurt in a storm. Hate it when a storm messes up people's lives.
Joined: 5/25/2011
Msg: 81
Posted: 5/22/2013 3:44:41 PM
Wow drinkthesunwithmyface, you have a much closer experience that I do with this storm. I'm a whole nation away and still feel the sting.

Been keeping a pulse on the news the last couple of days and what a mess. I reviewed one video where a woman was reporting her experience and relayed that her dog was still missing. Momentarily, her dog emerged from the rubble ... on camera. It lifted the spirits for sure, but man-oh-man what a sad state. Had me, and I'm sure a whole heck of a lot of other people, in tears.

Today I am reading that infants have perished. What a disaster.
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