Monday, June 22, 2009

First day of summer...

I begin the watch, as the storm picks up momentum to the Northwest of me, that's up by Kalona, where Sister's Garden is.

Another storm forms South of the first storm as the sun begins to set...

Storms converge to make fabulous sky scape of hidden danger, as the first of the tornado watches are issued...


I haven't heard back from anyone yet, nor have I heard of anything major, in spite of a tornado that was spotted on the ground, heading for Kalona and Lone Tree, where my good buds live...my fingers and toes are crossed, as this storm was producing severe lightning, quite the lightning storm from my windows, but it never did reach us...yayyy...

NEXT...let the summer games begin...my bag is packed and ready for the trip to the basement...welcome to tornado alley...

8 comments:

Lori R. said...

Oh my goodness, I was out taking pics too and I have one that matches your first picture! Glad to hear nothing came down in Muskyville, nothing here either, just .2" in rain gauge. Keep safe and hug Scratchy tight, I know she is not a storm chaser. Hope everyone is okay northwest of us, Kolona, Palo, etc.

High Desert Diva said...

Oy! Glad there aren't tornados here....run, Toto, run!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Sharon. Hope everyone out in Iowa made it thru the storms OK. We thought we were fine here but had a freaky thing happen. The railroad tracks right behind my office washed out in Friday's storms. A Canadian freight train came thru, hit the bad tracks and derailed. Several tankers carrying ethanol exploded. One person killed, several burned seriously.

My work place is still standing but I can't stop thinking about the woman who was killed and her family in the hospital.
Marnie

trash talk said...

Good grief...to go from ice and snow to hitting the tub!
We get tornadoes down here...just had a rough patch week before last. I hope everyone is ok. You take care and keep an eye on that sky. As beautiful as it is, we know what's hidden in those clouds!
Debbie
BTW, C.D. is driving me crazy trying to figure out a way for us to get up your way. He wanted to know the price on that white bedroom set you have or has it already sold?

cconz said...

Well, we made out good. No wind, no tornado, and lots of rain. 2 1/2 inches or around there. Bill was out at the river and i was at the neighbors with the 4 monkees in the basement. I'm tired of this crazy weather.

Tilda said...

Yes, those beautiful skies produce some nasty weather along with the beauty. We got rain here Saturday Friday or Saturday night. Not the predicted, but did get 1.2" over night. Grand Rapids and south got hit with major rain, flooding, basements flooded and roads damaged. So the southern part of the state got it, not us. The bright side of rain, is that we still have nice plush GREEN grass.
I am thankful you are ok.
We don't get many tornadoes up here. We used to get an occasional one, not much damage every 6-8 years, but now we manage to see one each summer. Not the devastion you get out further west. But one barn flattened is just as serious to that one farmer....
in fondest. Tilda

Utah Grammie said...

Hold on tight - and give Scratchy a hug from Braxie & Lulu

Chris said...

It always amazes me that no matter how awesome and dramatic a thunderstorm is, when I see the pictures I took of it, they pale in comparison to the real think.

I think they are like mountains, it's almost impossible to capture their true enormity on film. You get great pictures but there's just something lost in translation.