Friday, June 6, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

A typical sight when looking into the sky in Florida during many summer afternoons - a thunder storm.


Being in the sub-tropics and surrounded on three sides by water, thunderstorms pop up in the late afternoon regularly as the heat of the day builds with the humidity from the moisture of the Atlantic ocean and Gulf of Mexico, creating a perfect breeding ground for thunderstorms. They can be fierce, but are thankfully usually short lived and are gone within an hour or two, often leaving the bright sun back in place as though it hadn't rained at all.

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15 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a remarkable photograph. You caught the rain pounding on the roof or and can see it falling in the foreground. Nice shot. I hope you get a couple of nice sunny days for the weekend.

For The People said...

Not bad.

quinttarantino said...

So here you are ... a survivor to those storms! :)
Nice photo.

Champ Townboy said...

Nice shot!! Love that kind of rain as long as the computer isn't affected!

Anonymous said...

Three storms in a row! It must be raining everywhere!!! Can't miss the wet and wind of it all in your great photo :)

Texas Travelers said...

WOW !
Great wet sky.
Great SWF.

Our sky is wet.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

SandyCarlson said...

Such weather is humbling and amazing. I remember being in Florida during the summer to visit my father's mother. I couldn't handle the heat, but I loved watching the afternoon skies for the color, strength, and drama.

Ida said...

I`m glad to hear that they are short lived.
We haven`t had a drop of rain in six weeks. I really would like to have some by now. ;)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Splish splash I was taking a bath...

Raindrops keep falling on my head.

I'm singing in the rain.. I'm happy again.

I will be in song all day now.. as long as you have sunshine in your heart... let it rain.

Daniel J Santos said...

that's a lot of rain, in Portugal we have a fantastic summer weather.

R.E. Taylor said...

I would love to get that rain! We've been in such a drought.

Petunia said...

I live in Bergen. My city is well known as the most rainy town of Norway. Well we haven't got any rainfall for over a month... Please send me some rain;)

Petunia's SWF

Andrea said...

Please send some of that rain up my way. My garden really needs some water to drink. That is an awesome shot.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch!!! I enjoyed your photo, lovely colors of the storm pounding on you.... cheers!!!!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Definitely a downpour, that's for sure... WOW... great photo.
Rocky Mountain Retreat