For 24 hours now, the National Weather Service has been predicting severe weather for Virginia. I got up early this morning to take some pictures of the sky before the show. Not too ominous or exciting. But you know what they say about pink skies at morning . . . sailors take warning.
But after I got ready for work, and stepped out on my front porch again, the sky’s transformation amazed me, and I took the forecaster’s predictions a little more seriously.
As I crossed Afton Mountain, the rain hit the windshield with such force, the drops slapping the windshield drowned out NPR’s Morning Edition and hurt my ears. Then the rain stopped for a brief span, and I stopped and took some pictures from Rockfish Gap. The sky seemed to bellow out at me, and I felt I could scoop away some of the angrier tufts with just the sweep of my hand. Then it started to rain, and I slipped into the car and let the clouds do what they may.
Be careful everyone, wherever you are. Mother Nature’s in a mood.
- Many Prepare for the Possibility of Severe Weather (wsaz.com)
- Meteorologist: Be Prepared For Severe Weather Event Thursday (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)