Big Black Nasty Ones

My Kiwi weatherman friend once (well, maybe more than once) told me that there were only two types of clouds, Wee White Fluffy Ones and Big Black Nasty Ones. In a way, he was trying to say that there were harmless clouds and clouds that shouted “Watch Out”.

Anyone living around the Edmonton area knows we have had our share of rain lately. On June 28th, the sky was particularly serious late in the evening. It was about 9:15 PM, you know, close to my Seniors’ bed time. That darn 4:30 crow comes awfully early.

My wife hollered from upstairs that I should go grab my camera. I did not need a second invitation. I grabbed my camera and went outside to see what the sky was doing. I went a bit further than I planned, so I could get a better view. Some yahoo gunned his car and squealed his tires. Idiot. Unbeknownst to me, my wife thought I was distracted walking and had been run over, while taking photos. No worries, I could have captured that event on the camera, too.

In any case, we got mostly clouds, lightning and thunder, but a bit further North, they got some serious rain and hail. I don’t mind a good old prairie thunder storm once in a while, but keep your flippin’ hail away from my tomatoes. As I write this, rain is again beginning to fall on the metal roof over my deck. A strangely comforting sound, but I just wish we would have a bout of good weather for once.

How about your part of the world? What is your weather doing?

Anyhow, here are the images I captured on June 28. My wife was pleased to hear I had not been run down. That, to me, was good news….That she was pleased….and that I had not been run down. Cheers.

9 thoughts on “Big Black Nasty Ones

  1. Those are some nasty looking clouds Allan. We have had some nasty weather here for the last couple of days (a severe thunderstorm watch). But at least for the moment we don’t have to worry about fires.

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    1. For sure. and last night, out of nowhere, we had a torrential downpour with hail that stripped some leaves off trees and broke some small branches. Crazy weather, but yes, much better than fires. Thanks for commenting Anna. Hope you have a great weekend. Allan

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    1. Indeed. Always and eye to the sky this time of year. The area is not as bad for tornadoes as the mid west U.S. but we do get a few and there were a few kicking around trying to come down to earth that night. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. Incredible looking clouds! Mother Nature has been pretty angry here too, two tornadoes did a lot of damage at the Meadow Lake Provincial Parks as well. In my area in particular there has been lots of rain but only one downfall of hail (the garden was spared thank goodness!). More rain for tomorrow 🙂

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  3. Hi Angie. I think our nasty weather becomes your nasty weather about 1 day later. But, it seems to get even nastier in Sask. There was a tornado on our side of the boundary on the same day as the Meadow Lake one, but Meadow Lake was brutal. Stay safe during the storms and thanks for reading. Allan

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