The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Monday, June 09, 2008

Odd... and interesting weather stuff...

Another Monday, another "Odd Shots Monday" shot. In order to participate in "Odd Shots", visit Katney's blog. Today's picture was captured as I was passing through Athens, GA. They had a bunch of strange bus stops all along this strip... not sure why. I was in decently heavy traffic, so I couldn't do the shot justice, but it was definitely odd.
Moving on to other things... well, while I was enjoying life in my weatherless oblivion... attending splash day events, riding in the naked jeep to the movies, chilling at the pool, apparently, we had yet ANOTHER round of severe weather, including 61 tornado reports on Saturday... 61 tornado reports?! Great googaly moogaly. Unreal!

A friend (thanks, Sher-belle) shared a video link of the half-mile wide tornado south of Chicago on Saturday... 3 hour supercell dropped multiple vortices and a substantial wedge during its life through Illinois. It looks like their were actually 4 tornadoes that passed through Will County with that system on Saturday. Amazing. Here is a link to the storm report.Absolutely amazing! Sadly, that raises the tornado report total for this year up to 1,421 (the chart showing 1,330 was only updated through Thursday... This is amazing... Sadly, too, there is a slight risk for severe weather today. What a year!

I have been treated for the past 4 nights with sea breeze induced pop up thunderstorm which are heavily isolated with huge violent tops, which you can see for miles and miled, like the one I posted on Friday... I am in awe of those storms. Just can't seem peel my eyes from them... Had a proud Mommy moment yesterday when Mini-Dew asked if lightning was firing in the thunderhead I was glued to... (it was). Here, I am just shooting another shot of the awesome mammatus clouds I captured in my neck of the woods on Thursday... because I love them.



  1. That is quite the bus stop... LOL! Good shot!
    The naked Jeep... huh?
    Crazy weather... it is now cold and wet and snowing in parts of our mountains here in BC.. sigh. Yet in southern Ontario reports of tornadoes apparently from a heat wave in progress. Go figure.

  2. Thanks... as for the naked jeep, short lived... rain in the forecast all week. Glad we enjoyed the weather while we could... if you don't like the weather, just wait. lol.

  3. Wow! That puts our howling gales knocking a few bins over in perspective.

  4. Great odd shot! I think the person was ingenious -- looks like they made the stops from old bus parts!

  5. Like your bus-stops.

    I Like the weather reports. You know I like weather.

    Great clouds.

    Our odd shot is up.
    Come visit,
    Troy and Martha

  6. love the odd shot, certainly ODD!!
    61 more tornados??? Crazy!

  7. The ODD shot is great!!! :D I think that's a perfect Odd Shot!

    This year's total tornado reports is really a blast! I like the cloud shot as well... Beautiful colors...

  8. Babooshka, It's been a wild year for tornadoes over here.

    Paulie, I thought the same thought... Bf and I just looked at each other and said "Odd shot!".

    Troy, Cool, huh? I know you like weather. Great write-up on Jason's site.

    Nicole, I know, can you believe it?! It has been an outrageous year... now, it looks like New England will take the hit. Not good.

    Ice, thanks a bunch for all your feedback. You are such a dedicated reader/commenter. I appreciate you.

  9. Thanks for the visit and kind words.
    Too bad you missed the tornado in the badlands. I've seen a lot and they are always impressive and awe-inspiring.

    Drat, we missed all the rain here in Ft. Worth yesterday. With the temps in the high 90's, I'll have to water the plants and lawns more. I didn't mind missing the storms though. All we had was high wind. Martha was at work so I was out gathering the clothes off the line.
    My Rooster was running around the yard flapping and crowing in the wind. It was a really funny sight.

    Have a great week,

  10. Those are the breaks, right? On that same day when the tornado formed over the badlands, I saw the most magnificent low precip supercell that dropped 3 needle funnel clouds. That was worth it... and I still have a dream to chase, so it's all good. Sorry you missed out on the rain... sounds like some areas got way too much... if only there were some way to even that out... do away with flooding/drought all together... :O) Interesting visual image of the rooster fighting with the wind. Cute.

  11. Oh my goodness that is one fantastic bus stop. Love it, also love the last one

  12. That is an intersting bus shelter.

  13. Lilli, Yep, I thought it was pretty darn cool, and let me tell you... I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MAMMATUS CLOUDS.

    Katney, I thought so. :O)


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