Monday, March 10, 2008

An ode to storms

Ah spring is almost here again. Today we saw one of the first warm days of the year, and this was also only the second day with an extra hour of sunlight.

The best news, though, comes later this week, as we're due for some real Okie spring thunderstorms. I mean, real ones.

The best storms always come when it's a little warm outside. That extra temperature and high humidity really help build up the energy. In terms of static electricity, it turns up the energy knob to "11."

The best storms are tall, towering, well-defined thunderheads. Cumulonimubs clouds.

Then they start flashing lightning. And the sky turns green. And the wind blows. And the hair on the back of your neck stands up.

And then all hell opens up and the lightning and thunder and rain and hell burst forth.

Anybody who's never seen a plains thunderstorm is really missing out. They're the greatest ones of all.

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