July 13th Storms

Well I guess our storm shield has ended. We ended up having a pretty nice storm yesterday. Not severe but had some nice wind and heavy rain of course. The rain was not nearly as heavy as last week though. I only measured a quick .3 inches of rainfall.

It did feature lots of cloud to ground lightning. Unfortunately for me most of the lightning was in a direction I couldn’t see from the porch but heard lots of fire calls on the scanner for lightning strikes. I’m kind of glad our house has lots of taller things around it.

A new we were in for a pretty good storm when I heard the constant rumbling as the storm approached from the west. It had a nice look of a squall line too. What I really enjoy about storms we get here compared to what I remember growing up is the sky is a lot less hazy so you can actually know when the anvil is moving over us instead of the sun just fading in.

We apparently got heavy rain last night. My vantage pro2 measured about an inch. There must not have been much if any lightning because I was never woken up by thunder. I love the rain but it sucks when you have to get the roof fixed.