NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HURRICANE FORCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM HOT SPRINGS TO LEICESTER TO CLAYTON… MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED.
THESE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO PRODUCING EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINFALL. FLOODING OF DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS MAY OCCUR. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER IS FLOWING OVER THE ROAD.
Tornado: Tornado just spotted just North of us. Yikes! Saint Michael the Archangel…!
Lightning strike: Cathy L. put a link to this prayer in the comments box:
Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. † God became man, † and the Word was made flesh. † Christ was born of a Virgin. † Christ suffered. † Christ was crucified. † Christ died. † Christ rose from the dead. † Christ ascended into Heaven. † Christ conquers. † Christ reigns. † Christ orders. † May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning † Christ went through their midst in Peace, † and the word was made flesh. † Christ is with us with Mary. † Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Judah, the Root David, has won. † Holy God! † Holy Powerful God! † Holy Immortal God! † Have mercy on us. Amen!
Just as I was praying that prayer, just at the bit about lightning, lighting struck, and I got a bit of shock through the keyboard, but the computer seems to be O.K. I wonder if the UPS I have got fried.
What a shocking experience, so to speak.
Trenches: In the worst part of the storm, so far anyway, I went out in the old irrigation boots with mattock in hand, intent on digging a bit more on the trenches in the path on Holy Souls Mountain. They were each like raging torrents. Yikes! Extreme Sport Storming!
Flooding: It’s not very frequent that my little creek get’s named for flooding, but, there we are. I’ll maybe venture out tomorrow and take some pics.
Snow: I doubt it. But later this evening the temps will drop about 1 degree every two minutes for about an hour, until it could, in fact, snow. But I think the precipitation moves along with the higher temps. No, we’ll just have frozen everything with so many inches of rain.