Last night there was a tremendous storm that didn’t too long. It was so powerful I lit a few candles because I fully expected the electricity to go out. It started out with a bit of thunder, some fantastic lightning, hail the size of grapes hitting off my balcony, and ending with the gutters flooding out. I wasn’t out in it, driving or even standing. I was watching from inside, looking out the windows while the cats were watching me from under the bed. They think I’m brave.
There are some things I do miss about “being back East.” One was storms – lightning AND thunder. We don’t much of either here . I’m not sure why. Maybe the Treasure Valley is too mellow. The other is lightning bugs – fireflies.
This is a great illustration of what I saw last night from my window.
Now, this – this is what I really wanted to see from my window.
KTVB has more photos from around the valley of the lightning storm last night.
- Top: Courtesy Melanie Fitzgerald – Lightning over Chinden Blvd.
- Bottom: Courtesy stonehunter – Multiple strikes over Meridian.