Friday, May 8, 2009
A Stormy Night
Check out this impressive storm. You can see from the storm reports the path this storm took on its long journey. It was a well-organized supercell!
The strongest of the storm clipped us as it passed just to the south of this station. One spotter 3 miles south of Fulton reported 72 mph wind and 1/2" of rain in 15 minutes. We received only 0.36", lots of lightning, and for a time period of about 10 seconds we got rice-sized hail at 11:24. It occurred along with the heaviest rain. We didn't have any strong wind to report.
As the storm approached us, we were greeted with a spectacular lightning display! I got out our digital camera and tried my best to snap some pictures of the show. At times, the lightning would begin at the base of the clouds and sprawl out upwards and began as a "sunset orange" color. Here are some pics I was able to get. Most of them were very fuzzy, so they don't do the lightning justice. It was simply amazing.
The Morning After
As I left for work this morning, the sky was mostly clear with some high clouds left over from the night's storms. Before the next complex of storms rolled through the area, we were able to enjoy another beautiful sunrise. I'll never get tired of these.
Today's complex of storms brought some moderate rain to the area and some lightning, but nothing severe. Read Chris' CoCoRaHS blog for more on the storm that affected Southwest Missouri this morning.