Blitz! Okay. So it’s lightning. Lots of it. Like, over 2.000 strikes in the last few hours lots. So the news are all reporting (all channels) that they can’t remember a storm like this in a long time around here. I certainly don’t remember such a large storm with hundreds–like nearly 800–of strikes of lightning per 30 minutes.
Currently there is a mass of storms rocking all of the Puget Sound, having swept up from the south and making its way through. Our state capital was already hit pretty good, lots of slamming rain and pouring rivers of water. It’s crazy. And lots of hail down south, too.
I’m actually enjoying it. I’m safely inside, ensconced in my safe apartment where nothing is going to hit me on the head. And so just looking outside and hearing the thunder, it’s great. Really awe-inspiring, to consider just how powerful nature is.
I’ve always loved lightning and thunder storms. They’re fun, pretty, and somehow comforting for me. Of course, I’m also cautious, because they’re dangerous. But at the moment, safe in my apartment, I’m enjoying listening to the shaking and rumbling of the thunder, and seeing an occasional lightning bolt that I can see from my vantage point.
So to anyone else in W. Washington right now–stay safe!*