One Nasty Storm

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This afternoon Hui-chen and I were enjoying some relaxation time watching one of our favorite Japanese cooking shows, along with a wonderful grilled chicken salad that my beautiful wife had prepared.

Suddenly we heard a sharp report like an explosion:  THUNDER!  And, in the middle of broad daylight too!  About 15 minutes later the power went out. Mind you, we had yet to see a single storm cloud.  The sun was beating down relentlessly.  I said to Hui-chen “lightning must have struck a pole” and no sooner were the words out of my mouth when we heard another resounding thunder clap.  Very impressive as it shook the whole house.

Shortly thereafter I ventured to the roof where I saw a black sky with lower level lighter clouds moving rapidly towards our position.

Nasty Storm in Hukou

About 10 minutes after I took this photograph the sky opened up and began pissing down rain.  The cool breeze was a welcome break from the stifling heat of recent days.  The light show from the lightning was interesting to watch, nearly impossible to photograph.

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  1. Brunty, thanks for the update on the URL.

    Michael, please tell your wife thanks for us. it was nice and cool after the storm blew through.

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