Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday Storm

Yesterday's late afternoon thunderstorm dumped a half inch of rain (no hail!) on us. Here's how the northeastern sky looked as the storm approached:

The picture above shows the wind blowing the redbud tree in my front yard. Across the road is a cornfield.

The picture below shows the eastern sky. You can see Smith Mountain above the silver roof and the trees. And you can see the rain falling in the left side of the picture.

Here's the southeastern sky and the pasture across the road. There's even a patch of blue sky in the lower right.

Today the sky looks like it did yesterday afternoon. Thunder is rolling as I post this, and it's oppressively hot—around ninety.

The weather forecast looks ominous:

: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. A few storms may be severe. High 89F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially early. A few storms may be severe. Low 68F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Tomorrow: Scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe.

We didn't lose power or suffer any tree damage yesterday. Maybe we'll be lucky with today's and tomorrow's storms.

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Blogger Amy Hanek said...

It was an awesome storm and didn't provide any hail to us either.

We spent the evening getting in and out of the local pool while attending a baseball banquet. By 8:30 pm the sky cleared up and the kids were able to swim until it ended at 10 pm.

A late night for me. I had already turned into a pumpkin by the end of the evening.

10:05 AM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

It's hard to complain when we need the rain. We received 1/4 inch but need more.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Amy Tate said...

We received a quick downpour, but then the sky just looked grumpy. I sort of enjoy it - Shannon thinks I'm weird. The only time I worry is when it rains sideways.

3:28 PM  

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