A Stormy Day

@RubyHawk (23473)
Atlanta, Georgia
June 17, 2016 4:50pm CST
We woke up to sunshine this morning but by noon a storm was brewing. I haven't seen such high winds in a long time. It poured down rain with lots of thunder and lightening. We drove out later and trees were down. In our apartment complex two trees had blown down right on top of several cars. I know there was bad damage to these cars. As we drove on out the street we saw several other trees down, and at one house a vehicle from Geico was already there. We drove on to California Pizza to have a late afternoon lunch. We ordered veggie pizza. My better half had a bowl of potato soup and I'm not sure what soup I had. It was the one without potatoes or tomatoes and it was good. Coming out the door we saw a woman snapping pictures of the sky, looking up there were strange looking clouds we had never seen before, I got my camera out and snapped a few pictures too. I don't know how to describe the clouds. They looked sort of like round, puffy balls. Maybe we will hear about them on the news.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
Love thunderstorms. I especially like them at night. When we have a good thunderboomer I sleep well.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I used to enjoy going out and driving during a storm, but not anymore. I must have been crazy. I love listening to rain at night, but not heavy wind blowing.
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• United States
18 Jun 16
@RubyHawk I too can do without the wind.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
@ElusiveButterfly The wind seems to do more damage than anything else.
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@celticeagle (117767)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jun 16
Our day yesterday was grey and rainy, but it warmed up a bit when I had to go out in it for my eye exam. Today it is probably in the 70's. A perfect day really. Next week will be in the triple digits. Ugh!
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I didn't know it got that hot in Idaho. We go in the 90s and sometimes 100 but not higher into three digits.
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@celticeagle (117767)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jun 16
@RubyHawk ....A lot of mountains and dry desert here.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun 16
@celticeagle Two of my grandsons live in Arizona, and it's terribly hot there. I don't know how you guys live in desert country. I would go crazy if I couldn't see trees. I've never lived away from wooded hills and mountains.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 Jun 16
Sounds like a very strange weather day, to be sure. I can't remember the last thunder storm we had around here. They've been predicting them for months, but we never actually have one. Lunch sure sounded good! I'm going to be making a pizza tomorrow, probably late morning so I won't have the oven going when temps are at their highest.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I know what you mean, the oven surely heats up the house. Enjoy your pizza.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 Jun 16
@RubyHawk I did, thanks! Waited for the apartment to cool down and then made the pizza! The oven/stove cools down very quickly once I shut if off, thankfully, so once the pizza was out and cooling, the apartment cooled right down and it's gorgeous here now. I'm enjoying some iced tea and going to dive into a book in a few minutes.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun 16
@CRK109 Our apartment cooIs quickly after I turn off the oven but the heat detector is near our kitchen so it has gone off a few times when I have the oven on too long. So, I use the oven very little in the summer. Enjoy your tea and your book.
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@just4him (113413)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jun 16
I'm sorry you've sustained a lot of damage in your area. Those clouds don't sound good.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
They did have pictures of the clouds on the news, but didn't explain what they were. Anyway the storm has passed through our area and I didn't hear of any more damage.
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@just4him (113413)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jun 16
@RubyHawk That's good. I'm glad the damage wasn't worse.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
@just4him So am I. I didn't see any fallen trees on houses so that was good.
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@gr8nana6 (2195)
• United States
18 Jun 16
Wow you had a bad storm there, hope all is good now @RubyHawk
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun 16
Everything is good now, they have the fallen trees cut up and pushed out of the way.
@Lucky15 (33417)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
Not a fan of lightning and thunder..am scared
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I can't wait for storms to pass on by.
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@jaboUK (53540)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun 16
I'd have liked to see a picture of those clouds. That must have been a really strong storm to bring all those trees down.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
The wind blew hard. Trees at our deck were tossing. I'm just glad they didn't blow down.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jun 16
I wish there was a storm every day here in the summer time because it is just too hot!
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
It's cool now after the storm but it will likely be just as hot tomorrow.
@Susan2015 (20412)
• United States
17 Jun 16
That sounds like quite a storm. I don't like it when they get bad like that.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I don't mind rain, but I don't like heavy wind and lightening.
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
I wished you attached a photo of that cloud. The weather here is very sunny and looks like it will really be a hot day again.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I wish I could attach a picture, I have so many I would like to share, but my profile is the only picture that I could get to submit.
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
Glad that you are okay, those storms are pretty scary.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
They are scary when they start blowing trees down.
@Amel94 (1744)
• Serbia
17 Jun 16
Exactly the same weather as in my country today. Totally unpredictable and changes.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I'm not sure of the seasons you have in Serbia. Enlighten me.
@sharon6345 (121847)
• United States
17 Jun 16
That sounds like a cloud I would like to see.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
I hope someone else saw them that can tell us what they are.
@Corbin5 (103217)
• United States
17 Jun 16
Wow. You really did have a storm!! Hope no more damage occurs. Uncharacteristically lovely weather in our Chicago suburb that is to last for many days. Well, winters are brutal here, so it is nice to have good summer weather.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jun 16
In spite of it all summer is my favorite season. I hate it when the cold wind blows.
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