Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

That's "stormy" with a small "s".  Although I certainly got the most out of the night, too...

Tail wags, pups and kitty cats!  It's me - Stormy.  Spring has sprung here in Kansas, and that means Storm Season!  I made sure Mom stayed up to enjoy the whole thing, start to finish.  While we still had daylight, she took some cool pictures that I'll share with you.  

All day, we'd had winds gusting up between 50 and 60 miles an hour, then the warm front and cold front collided.  This was shortly after 1600:

We were under severe thunderstorm warnings, high wind advisories, and a tornado watch.

Here's what it looked like when we started "rocking and rolling":

Dave thought the clouds were cool shades of purple.  We got massive amounts of rain and hail - reports in our county were of golf ball sized hail, but ours wasn't quite that big.  If it had been, I wonder if Dad would have gone out and knocked a few around?  Ha roo roo roo!

In this next picture, you can see how hard the rain is coming down, the water hitting the deck railing, and the hail piling up.

I sent Mom out onto the screened in part of the deck and had her open the door.  Here's how deep the hail was at one point:

Anyroo, night fell shortly after that, so I have no more photos to show you.  Well, here's one more Storm picture:

Ha roo roo roo!  With my favorite meteorologist in the background.  (Sorry it's fuzzy; the lighting was dim.)

As I said, I made sure Mom didn't miss anything all night, which I'm sure she appreciated.  I know she appreciates a good storm.  And a good Storm.  :)

Tail wags,
Storms

31 comments:

  1. Well, the BIG 'S' Storm is always good!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Dave is khorrekht about the purple! KHOOL!

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  2. man toots!! Love the purple clouds one and the ice cubes on the deck are wild!!!

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  3. I would be scared senseless with all that wind hail and rain. I am scared of storms, I could never live in Kansas.

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  4. Them storms look really scary but kinda pretty too.
    oh, peeess I has gived you an award over at my blog, it be the second post down now.
    ~lickies, Ludo

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  5. My goodness - you certainly know how to have a storm in Kansas!
    We would both have been very scared but we loved looking at your pictures - especially the angry sky!!!
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  6. Very cool photos. I'm glad you're safe. My Missouri grandparents just built a safe room. Do you have a safe room? I wonder if a safe room keep out the cats.

    Steve

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  7. Whoa, you really did get it worse than we did. Great pics, though. And just think, it is just the beginning of the season.

    Stay safe.

    Woos, the OP Pack

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  8. We enjoy a good "S"torm too but the little "s"torms scare me. Brice is a good brother and barks at the thunder and makes it go away.

    Princess Eva

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  9. We're glad the weather didn't get any worse. Say, a tornado. But you sure did have a variety.

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  10. Can you pretend that all of that hail was snow and go play?

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  11. hehe, cute last picture. We had lots of wind, too! Mom said we had to be careful so we didn't end up at your house!
    Kaos

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  12. Your mum kept my mum posted about the "s"torms so I knew you were all okay. Coll pictures though!

    Huffle Mawson

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  13. Haroooo to woo Stormy! I can see woo took good care of the hoomans in da house. That's a lot of storming!

    Jedi
    *May the force be with woo**

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  14. That was so considerate of you to make sure Mom didn't miss any of the action! That purple sky looks spooky.
    ECHO

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  15. We are sure glad that you got to enjoy the storm.. That certainly is a lot of hail. The weatherman said we were going to get rain but he was wrong again..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  16. Wow! Mom couldn't help but think of the Wizard of Oz when she saw your scary skies!
    Those are serious hail balls! We hope they didn't damage your pretty spring flowers!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  17. omdog I would have been so totally super duper scared! You guys sure are brave!!!

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  18. Yur mommy sure takes pretty pawsum pics. Woo really have a "storm chaser mommy" - hawoo! We would've been scared! We R due fur rainy times in PGH, but not like woo got.

    Til next time,

    -da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

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  19. I think your purple sky is bewootiful! My Mom says sometimes when the Storms are bad, the sky gets green and very strange looking!
    Do you ever have that?

    Kisses,
    Stella

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  20. Wow, we don't really get hail here. Sometimes, they have it on the Big Island, but it's very rare. Did you go out and eat some of it? I would have. :)

    I love all the cool storm and Storm pictures!

    Mochi

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  21. Those Kansas storms are what made me high tail it out of there! I got an email from my aunt in Manhattan about the hail. Meanwhile, my dad near Topeka was disappointed that they didn't get more of a storm. He's an oddball.

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  22. Hi, Stormy!
    The sky looks scary and that is a lot of hail!
    Storms make me bark like crazy!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  23. Sounds like it hit all the way from your house to ours too. We aren't happy tornado season has started so early. Glad you all are safe!!

    Holly

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  24. WOO WOO

    You got much better storms than us. We didn't get any hail, darn it! Mom is just so excited she had the roof fixed so all the rain stays outside!
    Those sky pictures sure are cool!

    Hugs
    Thor and Marco Polo

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  25. I love storms! They are good fur snuggling :)
    Big licks to you
    Suzuki
    xxx

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  26. WOW! What a storm you had, Stormy! I'm sure glad you guys weren't caught out in it near Lake Kansas. Or near the Giant's. Those purple clouds are cool, as long as pointy things aren't reachin' down.

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  27. ....and there's no better Storm than you! What a dedicated blogger, sending your Mom out to get all those cool pics, you deserve a HUGE bone....and a belly smooch!
    Slobbers xx

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  28. Lucky you were all safely indoors ... we've never had hail in our neck of the woods ... I reckon its because of the heat ... by the time them snow balls hit the grown its since turn to water ... maybe that's why we got tonnes of rain ... boy, it pours by the bucket!

    licks and wags

    Tuffy of Dog WOods

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  29. WOW look at all of the balls of ice that you got!

    Did you get the chance to play with them after?

    Lucie would have eaten them! BOL

    Lots of Luv & kisses
    Addie and Lucie

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  30. OMD....you definitely got some hail! Those clouds in the sky looked very vicious! Hopefully there were no tornadoes though!

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  31. WOW at that hail! And I think it is important to point out that Storm has a smile on her face while doing the hail storm!
    Hugs,
    Sitka

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