Just another average sunset in paradise!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Getting tired of storm stories?

I will make this one very short.  It seems that when September arrived, the storm pattern took on a different timing with most recent storms beginning a couple of hours before sunset.  We had another great storm on Tuesday night.

Similar to other storms it started both South and North and centered in on Aticama.  The lightning was awsome as there were several distinct bolts hitting the ground all around me.  When the storms converged on my house, the rain was coming down in sheets (2" in the first hour) and the lightning and thundered continued.  There were several flashes where I could not count to one before the thunder roared.

I was luck to witness two strikes unlike any I had ever seen before.  One struck about 1/4 mile offshore right below the house.  When it hit the water there was a large orange flash followed almost instantly by the loud crackle and booms of the thunder.  A few minutes later, a bolt connected with either the cell tower in town or a transformer and when it did, there was a bright green fire in almost a perfect circle.  All the lights in the village went off for a few seconds and came back on.  A while later, after a couple of more localized flashes the lights went off and stayed off not returning until 10 am the next morning.

I had the opportunity to gloat on the fact that I was in my kitchen watching the storm while reading a book using my solar powered lights!

1 comment:

  1. WOW, I am glad that you enjoy those storms, I would hide under my mattress!!! ☺☺☺ I wonder how much longer the storms will hit?