Wild Weather Photos
Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:20 PM
These pics were taken from my balcony this morning. The first strike happened outside my south-facing bedroom window (at 7am) and they moved quickly overhead and then slightly west (the direction I'm facing with the camera) and to the north from there. I can't even begin to describe how incredibly loud it was! Only a small fraction of a second delay between the lightning and thunder, so yeah, it was close!
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:27 PM
I'm used to lightning shows over here, but really, I don't think I've seen anything like that. I wonder if there was damage to that building in the second photo? Can you imagine living in the top floor?!?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:42 AM
by the way, all of the taller buildings in the area have what appear to be lightning rods on the rooftops, so i have a feeling this is going to be a regular thing every summer. I remember similar storms last summer, but unfortunately no pics then.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:51 PM
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:24 AM
That had to be LOUD. I'm glad you thought to grab your camera, thanks for posting those.
Put it this way: when I was in class taking the CELTA exam, we were less than a kilometer away from the Akmerkez AVM when it was bombed last May (2011). That blast shook the building we were in... but it was like a pin drop compared to the noise of this.