Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wow....monsoon season is here. So Far this month it has once again been a roller coaster with heat and rain. High humidity has been the only constant. We had record breaking rainfall back on the 4th...then hot and dry. Clouds kept Sunday a little cooler, but still very humid. It's that kind of humidity that just drains you. Thunderstorms rolled thru Monday morning with some rain. Overnight, everyone in Central Arkansas was startled away around 1:30 with the most violent display of lightning I've seen in a long time. Storms were not forecast...they just popped up northwest of the city and moved thru one after another. We were lucky....the only set off our alarm. My next door neighbor lost a TV....and two more houses over lightning struck a tree and blew out a computer and wall sockets. That neighbor had a lightning strike about 3 or 4 years ago that set his house on fire. No flames this time. I can't stress the unbelievable display of lightning....it was almost continuous. Looks like we could see some additional scattered storms later in the week.