Here's what the sky to the west looked like at about 1830 (that's 6:30 p.m.):
Mom and I shot that off our upper deck. That brought some pretty wild weather in and took our electricity away for a while. Not nice! About an hour and a half later, this is what the skies looked like toward the west:
That's a panoramic shot; you can click any of these for a bigger view on our FlickR page.
The rain let up for a while, so Mom and I went out to see what was cooking up. Here's an artsy shot of me, studying the western skies from the front yard:
Then we looked north, and this is what we saw:
We walked down the street a bit, then turned toward the northeast and saw this incredible sight:
We really like that shot! Except for the photo with me in it, we did no special effects at all on these pictures - the colors are true! It's it incredible!!??
We walked back to the house after that, and headed out on the deck. Here's another look to the southwest:
That looked like another line heading our way, so we took one more picture and headed inside. Here's a look:
You can almost feel it about to hit, can't you? Well, it did, and it was quite the wild ride. That was at about 2015; it hit fast, it hit hard, but really didn't last long. By shortly after 2100, this is what the skies looked like:
I'll bet you feel serene now.... don't you!?!?
This has been your Ao4 Meteorology Moment. :)