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



Thursday, July 16, 2009

Real weather occurs anywhere but here...

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! I am busy busy with stimulus yuck, so I might not get a chance to say hi. Please don't take offense. Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Louise Fishing Guy

Thanks, also,to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us!I took this shot 2 years ago, when I caught a glimpse of this amazing tower with the stunning crepuscular rays shooting out from behind it and the dark shafts of rain falling below. This is a scene much like what we have been seeing for the last many days with evening isolated thunderstorms dropping rain sporadically (not at my house). Last night, we had quite a storm, with thunder booming steady. The day before, I hear the hospital was struck by lightning, which caused some electrical disturbances, and I know power was knocked out momentarily in places, causing some intersection confusion. It's been nothing too terribly exciting. All the exciting stuff is happening elsewhere. A large part of the central US, into Alabama is expected to have a chance at some severe weather, as is the northeast... It appears that right now, southern Nebraska and northern Mississippi are getting powerful lines now with significant wind and rain. Northern Alabama today should be on the lookout for some nasty stuff. If you are in the green outlined sections, keep an ear out for your weather radio. The rain with these systems is outrageous. Flash flood warnings are plastered all over northern Mississippi and southeast Arkansas. Clicking on the warning map here to the right above will show you where the current warnings are.

Hope you have a great day!
~Dewdrop

48 comments:

  1. a lovely thursday to you.
    interesting weather...we had a little rain but nothing much. warm still here. was hoping for a cooling trend alas...not to be.
    the first cloud formation was something...
    have a fab weekend

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  2. Hello my dear Dew! Nothing exciting around here either. We had 100 degrees on Tuesday, but I think heat didn't like to linger as it went down to 77 on Wednesday :) which is much to my liking.

    Enjoy the weekend.

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  3. Nope, I'm not within the green areas. ;-) The skies are overcast at the moment...no, I take that back. A tiny bit of sunshine is now poking through. And the temperature is nice, only 27°C, the warmest day we've had for a while.

    I can see why you photographed that cloud. It is indeed gorgeous!

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  4. I love it! Very cool shot.

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  5. Beautiful sunbeams! And a wonderful blue sky!

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  6. Very nice capture. Its cool to see everything in one image. Great work!

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  7. Dew: What a neat look at this backlit cloud, it is a beauty.

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  8. WOW !! That is one stunning cloud ...very cool..

    Great capture !!

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  9. Impressive clouds - let us just be glad that it is not snow that is coming...

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  10. Great sky shot.
    I enjoy your report on weather.

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  11. Love those rays! Enjoy your thunderstorms and have a great weekend.

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  12. A beautiful shot! I am always fascinated by the sky!


    Please stop by My Skywatch

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  13. Gorgeous combination of dark and light clouds, with the sun radiating behind. Wonderful shot. The weather in NW Florida has been a bit eclectic lately, hot, cool, sun and storms.

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  14. that big old pile of clouds looks like a huge teddy bear to me. Lovely.

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  15. Always so much great informations in your great SWF post:)
    Petunia from Norway

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  16. Wonderful clouds, reminds me of some of the interstellar nedulae!

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  17. What a great storm shot.
    I am in the northeast, nothing happening yet.
    Weather is interesting to me, I like your site.

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  18. What a great storm shot.
    I am in the northeast, nothing happening yet.
    Weather is interesting to me, I like your site.

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  19. Amazing photo. Wish I took it;)

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  20. Again on your blog, very nice cloudsetting, love the sunburst!!!

    Have a nice SWF

    Greatings from Holland!!

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  21. Great shots! Happy SWF!
    hope you could visit my entry at http://prettyfirefly.com

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  22. That is heavenly, the backlight. The skies your way are always fascinating to me.

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  23. Wow! This is a very impressive cloud! Perfectly photographed!

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  24. There might have been weather warnings about but that is a magical photo full of beauty and light. Thanks for sharing your view with Sky Watch Friday.

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  25. Stunning shot of those clouds. We've been getting a lot of those over here too.

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  26. You did a super job taking that lovely cloud scene. I love trying to figure out the various cloud formations.

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  27. Amazing with the sunbeams !
    Great picture!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  28. Totally enjoy your reports to complement your delightful photo! I have never heard of clouds being called a tower before! Love learning from you!

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  29. Beautiful photo and very interesting post!!
    Take care and Happy SWF!!

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  30. Amazing clouds and sunbeams!

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  31. Love those stunning crepuscular rays. Great capture.

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  32. Fantastic photo. I love majestic clouds!

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  33. Wonderful light in that photo, Dewdrop. There is an unearthly feel to it.

    and good luck with the pursuit of stimulus dollars!

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  34. Amazing capture. Barbara

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  35. That is gorgeous. This makes me think of the spectacular displays here. The clouds are somehow regal. They celebrate light in their way. Thanks for this post.

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  36. The crepuscular rays are indeed stunning. Great shot!

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  37. I love the rays behind the clouds. Great shot!

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  38. Happy Sky Watch, love the powerful cloud and blue colors....have a great weekend...cheers.

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  39. Awesome as always. Thanks for the info.

    Happy weekend.
    Regina

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  40. Incredibly back-lit! Very nice!!!

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  41. What a beautifully dynamic shot integrationg so many meteorological phenomena in one little picture. Great capture.
    Isn't it exciting when we are faced with such wonder?

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  43. You have captured it all in this great shot Dew Drop.
    wonderful.
    Have a great weekend

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  44. Cool shot!
    It looks like the street lamp to the left has got the hold of the cloud... ;)

    Happy weekend! :)

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  45. It's as though God himself was in that cloud.

    Beautiful!

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