Sunday, July 27, 2008

So yeah, lightning is scary

More to come about this. But we drove through the most insane lightning storm last night. I have never seen anything like it and was terrified. We had strikes like this one in the pic going off about every 5 seconds or so. They were so close and all around us. INSANE!! We took video and this picture is from that video.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Crazy! Bryan would have loved it, but I would have been scared out of my mind! (While pretending not to be, for the kids' sake!)

Evey said...

Chris even got scared a little, it got a little hairy there for a while. It really was intense and literally right beside and in front of us. And it was non stop.

Andrea said...

Wow!!!

Amyrosedouglas said...

that's crazy!!!

Linda MacTravel said...

Here's the thing...when driving in a lightning storm: DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR!! The tires provide perfect insulation against the electrical force! And, as I just read on The Weather Notebook: "A car, moving or not, is a very safe place to be during a thunderstorm, because of something called the skin effect. It's not the tires or the frame that protects you, it's the metal structure of the car itself that acts like a protective covering, or a skin, that conducts electric current around the surface of the car and not inside it. Hence, it's safest when the windows are up." DUH!! So glad you are safe & had a marvelous time in spite of it all! Watching for your Sports Blog posts!!! YAY!

CunninghamRules!! said...

Oh no Evey! I HAD to tell you, I drove by the Tacoma Dome last week and thought of you.... because guess who is going to be there in concert...
New Kids on the Block!!
You know you want to see them
oh oh oh oh oh, the right stuff
step one... we can have lots of fun...step two
sorry got carried away

Family Of Five said...

That is such a great picture! I love thunder and lightening storms! I love sitting outside watching!

Carmi said...

This is a fantastic capture. Few things scare me more than lightning. I'm good when I'm indoors, but if I'm stuck far from home and a major boomer rolls in, I get nervous.

Of course, living in the most active thunderstorm zone in North America doesn't help!

This definitely tops the cool list for the week!