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Stuff I Love: Crazy Weather

We were supposed to get all manner of crazy wind and lots of rain last night, but the “storm” was little more than a blip in the area and some areas did see serious weather.  But sometimes we do get awesome, crazy weather.  It’s a relatively rare event here in mild-weather Washington, D.C., so I have to cherish it then.  I’m sure if I lived in tornado alley or blizzard-friendly Chicago, I’d be well sick of thunderstorms, hail and nasty weather.  And I’m not unaware that harsh weather brings a lot of suffering to a lot of people every year.

That said, I do love watching thunderstorms.  Here are a few images from the past to illustrate my point.  Crazy front that moved through the region this summer:

crazy weather in washington dc

thunderstorm front in arlington, va

big storm over washington monument

And here’s one from my trip to Chicago, also this summer.  This storm was all over the news and shortly after I took this photo, the tornado sirens went off!  I’d never heard tornado sirens before – it was very exciting.  My buzz kill of a best friend made me go down into the basement, though, so as to avoid injury and such.  I suppose it was for the best.

lightning in chicago near millennium park

facebook comments:

Damien FrancoOctober 28, 2010 - 4:35 am

The black and white treatment is perfect for these “gloomy” photographs.

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