We interrupt this program for a Weather Alert.

It’s a beautiful August Day.

Can we make it to the beach this afternoon?

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Others had the same idea….

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A cloud touches the sun.

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What’s happening?

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We look to the northeast.

Yes, something is coming.

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We look to the north, over the dunetops, and see more of the clouds.

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Storm clouds are building.

 

 

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Towers of clouds are rising swiftly.

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Rising columns of cloud, punching higher and higher.

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We leave the beach, decide to go west to Menemsha, to try to get a bite to eat before the rain.

We succeed.

But I failed.

Drat!

We stopped at home to change, and I left my camera, in its bag, on a table.

And so missed being able to record one of the most dramatic storm passages I’ve ever seen in these parts.

So I have stolen an image from my friend Colin Ruel.

He’s an artist, so he should understand theft.

What a storm!

Tempest.

That’s what the old-timers around here called big, violent, summer thunderstorms.

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Menemsha got some fine lightning and thunder, plus fifteen minutes of torrential rain.

It was a heck of a show.

 

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One response to “We interrupt this program for a Weather Alert.

  1. You’ve captured stunning sky action and the energetic excitement of a building storm, in both photograph and word. I enjoyed spending time with this essay.

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