Saturday, July 26, 2008

Where there is Lightening ...

I have NEVER been in such a violent thunder & lightening storm ever in my life... check this out.

Here is the Weather Advisory. We live across the Hudson River from Lake Luzern and down the road from Glens Falls... just fyi.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
954 PM EDT SAT JUL 26 2008
NYZ041-042-083-270245-
NORTHERN SARATOGA NY-NORTHERN WARREN NY-SOUTHEAST WARREN NY-
954 PM EDT SAT JUL 26 2008
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM IN NORTHERN SARATOGA AND WARREN COUNTIES...

AT 951 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING...AROUND HALF INCH HAIL...WINDS
AROUND 50 MPH...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAIN. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR DAY CENTER...OR ABOUT 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
WARRENSBURG...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

THE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
LAKE LUZERNE CAMPGROUND AND LAKE LUZERNE-HADLEY BY 1010 PM EDT
LAKE GEORGE...LAKE GEORGE VILLAGE...6 MILES SOUTH OF WARRENSBURG AND
8 MILES NORTH OF WEST GLENS FALLS BY 1025 PM EDT
8 MILES NORTH OF GLENS FALLS BY 1030 PM EDT

RAINFALL RATES UP TO A HALF AN INCH AN HOUR WILL LIKELY OCCUR.
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.



Here is some good lightening shots... constantly lighting up the sky every few seconds.

video

Here is a video of the Thunder... you might laugh at me. It was so loud that I turned the camera off because because I went to duck and cover! lol... I have never heard lightening like this before.




video

Well I have had an exciting evening... Ryan is at work tonight working graves. Hope you all enjoyed the storm as much as I do! I am sure I made my dad jealous.. woo hoo!


Good night!
Dani

5 comments:

Amanda said...

I LOVE storms! The way you described this one though I admit I might have gotten a little scared, especially since the weather report is talking about flood related deaths! Stay safe!

Dani W said...

Well we are fine... thankfully... but yeah they dont have storms like this one in the Tri Cities. The worst Thunder & Lightening storm there was when I was a kid and the lightening struck, which for there is bad because of major fires... here it does everything... scary yet so invigorating! Oh and if you didnt watch the videos... you have to! the audio doesnt really have to be on very loud for you to hear how loud it was... plus the second one was funny. lol.

I stinketh not!! said...

OMGosh, I was so scared last night. Our power went out so we didn't get up in time for church.

Jeremy and Brigitte said...

That second video was great! You are so funny.

Jess and Carl said...

Isn't it crazy the difference between storms in the West and storms here in the East, we seem to have weekly storms and flood and tornado warnings in NC... it's just crazy! My favorite is in the middle of the day when the skies turn green and there are storms... just beautiful and nuts!