Flash bangs

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
September 4, 2009 6:13pm CST
it is 6:10 on Friday, Sept 4th, and we have a small, violent cell of rain right over the house... we just had a Flash/Bang! you know, bright flash and BOOM! - it won't be here long, its a little cell, but it sure is packing a punch - I hope it RAINS hard!
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• Canada
4 Sep 09
Wow! Sounds like quite an event. Down here in the basement we can hear the bangs, but we don't really see the flashes, because we're under ground. LOL But I have had some good views of those things in the past when I lived above ground. Being under here is nice for my husband who tends to get spooked by loud noises. It's like a bomb-shelter down here, so it's OK with him. LOL
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
well, the roomie and I both like thunderstorms, but we do kind of worry about the other roomie out in the tollbooth
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
5 Sep 09
We had a little flash/bang in the early hours of Friday am. Nice bit of rain but the lightning blew out the computer router. So my daughter had to go by another one. Since she and all but the youngest child went to Houston for the holiday there was no way I or her husband were going to go without internet. LOL!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
really - where do you get your routers? we go to a place called Fry's
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• United States
5 Sep 09
Fry's is good. There is not one in Waco. Traci got the new one at walmart.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Glad u are getting the rain, sounds as if u are to. We are needing rain here to. Of course when it starts here it doesn't usually know when to quit.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
(doesn't know when to quit) Yeah, we got some nice rain, but the cell was quite small, and while it rained hard it didn't rain as LONG as we needed it
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Glad y'all got some.We haven't yet. My yard hasn't even grown this week so i saved that 20 bucks.
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5 Sep 09
Hi Elic, We had all tha last night, even lost our tv channels, what a bummer and my computer kept shutting down, at the moment its all calm down, thank goodness. Tamara
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
lost tv and computer - heck, even the LIGHTS for a few minutes! At least it wasn't hot in here because it had already been cooled down and its currently cool outside - because of the rain
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16 Dec 09
Hi Elic, Many thanks for giving me Best Response for this discussion, hope the weather is ok there for you, as for us, yes it happend again, lost out tv channels and had to reboot it again, squezzing pass the x-mas tree hopeing it won't fall over but I done it, its back on, yessss!!!! thanks hun. Tamara
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I love a good storm! Unfortunately, my dog Gus is terrified and he's in my lap the whole time. I sleep better during a storm, I feel better on rainy days. Hope you enjoyed your light and sound show, God certainly knows how to entertain!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
didn't last long, but we did have a 5 minute spell with no power - we sat in the front room with one flashlight pointed at the ceiling - just because we didn't want the roomie to move and step on the kitten (who was wandering around on the floor)
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 09
Lol I would have been Flash Bang under the Covers or hiding somewhere lol I love listening to the rain but Thunder and Lightening I am petrified of lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I rather like them, but I prefer the lightening a bit further away
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Can you send us some of that cell of rain? We sure need it in California. Plus I love rain storms as I will sew by the hour. I can't quite figure out how come I love sewing when it rains, but the two have always gone together for me. We were talking about lightening storms the other night, and I mentioned about one I had been in when we were in Florida. You know, count the seconds and you know how far away it is...well there was one storm where we had the lightening hit right beside the house. We were too busy crapping ourselves in unison to even bother with counting the seconds. The lightening hit about 6 feet from the house!!!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I will not kid you, this was a TINY cell of rain, barely as big as Austin, but it gave us some nice rain - wish I could've sent it over the fire, but the fire would've killed it being so small.... Yeah, I used to stay in a high rise dormitory in college and there were a few nights I woke up 6 inches off the mattress because lightening hit the lightening rod on the roof...
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I sure hope it rains for you as well. You are in a drought aren't you? I hope you get plenty of rain for all around.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
yeah, we're in a major drought, and we got some good rain - except, the creek we drain into doesn't go the lakes, they go into the river below the lakes, so, it did help us, but not those poor lakes
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Sep 09
rain? I like my rain between 10 PM and 4 AM. lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
right now, we'll take any we can get!
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I like storms as long as no one is in danger.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Sep 09
if people are SMART enough not to play GOLF in them, they should mostly be all right....
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
9 Sep 09
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Welcome to our world, about three days a week all spring and part of the summer. Do hope for too hard a rain. All we had were flood warnings and a lot of places did flood.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
8 Sep 09
we need the rain so desperately, we hope for more, but that was a good rain, and some of that actually went into Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake. We need it further up stream into one of the variable level lakes.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Good luck, my friend in AZ is still waiting.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Cool We had about a 15 min rain yesterday too really poured!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Up till yesterday, that's been about our limit - but while it poured about 15 minutes, it also rained slowly for a while too - best rain we've had since probably Spring
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Sep 09
nope when ours stopped it stopped. but think it was about spring the last we had here too!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
7 Sep 09
I hope you got what you wanted that day. I am a couple fo days late on this. We have had alot of showers today. We had some thunderstorms and lightning with it also. It poured down but we needed some.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
7 Sep 09
we got some, but we still need a lot more - our lakes are going down - Lake Travis is at the 3rd lowest it has ever been
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@BarBaraPrz (20747)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Sep 09
Enjoy the drama of it all, but a hard rain won't help much after an extended period of drought. It just makes a mess and the dry earth doesn't hold the moisture.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Sep 09
true - to an extent.. we've had just enough rain lately to soften the earth a bit, so this might've soaked in better than it would've if it had done this first of last month - another bit of good news is that we have water retention ponds that will catch some of this and allow it to sink into the ground...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
9 Sep 09
[b]Well, it fricasseed both my computers, temporarily, as you know. But thanks to you, I at least now have a task bar again-though it's a different one than I had--but it's actually easier to use than the old one! Yay! So the storm not only brought desperately-needed water, it gave me easier access to stuff! Still, even though it did rain hard, we need more! Do you recall Father David, the priest we had that always prayed up rain when we needed it? It was like he had a special connection to God's ear! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Sep 09
yeah, well, actually, that was my doing too - I told it to use the "classic" format