It's Summer Not Spring

@fishtiger58 (30369)
Momence, Illinois
July 17, 2016 10:21am CST
Wow we just had a big storm roll through my area. It was very fast and the clouds looked so strange. There were lines of clouds and you could clearly see each line of clouds. I'm not sure I have ever seen storm clouds look quite like this. And boy the storm moved fast through my area. We had thunder and lightening as well. From when I noticed the storm clouds coming towards me until the rain and thunder moved out of my area was all of about 15 minutes. I can still hear the thunder a bit east of me and the rain is just about stopped. They are saying we will have storms all day long today. I am hoping not as I am going to my brothers house this afternoon and it's a 60 mile drive. My picture is from my back porch facing north, the storm is moving north east at this point. See the strange storm cloud formations. Fascinating.
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@AutumnSnow (4585)
17 Jul 16
WOW I hope it's not on our way we're in Indiana. We've had a couple of really bad storms last week. This summer has been so weird with the weather. Have a safe trip
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
It is heading north east, I"m 50 miles south of Chicago so it may not hit all of Indiana,. I am only 10 miles west of the Indiana border.
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@JohnRoberts (52403)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jul 16
That is unusual. You can see lines of different shades and even a blueish tinge.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
Yes you sure can, and the back edge of the worst of the storm clouds had a pinkish tinge to them.
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@gr8nana6 (2207)
• United States
17 Jul 16
Beautiful picture, Glad the storm didn't come towards us, lol.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
It was pretty quick all it did was make it more humid.
@Corbin5 (100326)
• United States
17 Jul 16
We had the same in our Chicago suburb. Husband, son and his wife set off to see a Cub's game today. Hope it is not rained out.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
It might be I just looked at the weather for Chicago and rain until 1 the game starts at 1:20 Die hard Cub fan here gooooooo Cubs
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@marlina (71364)
• Canada
17 Jul 16
Menacing sky all right!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
Very strange indeed. Stopped raining now but they are saying more today
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@just4him (110361)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 16
Those are fascinating clouds. We were supposed to get storms all day today too, but it didn't happen. We had them when I went to church this morning, but done by the time I got out and the sun came out shortly after.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
We have had several storms move through the past few days.
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@just4him (110361)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jul 16
@fishtiger58 So have we. We're having the greenest summer we've ever had. Not a brown lawn in sight. Now the weather just needs to turn down the heat.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jul 16
@just4him We have had a lot of rain the past week, constantly mowing the lawn it's growing so fast with all the rain.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Jul 16
Those are some really strange clouds in your picture. I hope you were able to get to your brothers safely.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
We did by the time we left we had clear skies.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Jul 16
@fishtiger58 That's good news
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jul 16
@simone10 We did however run into some really bad storms on the way home that night. But I took it slow and we arrived home safely.
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@CRK109 (14419)
• United States
18 Jul 16
I do hope you had a safe drive to your brother's house! We also had a storm, but it was very brief. And unfortunately it didn't cool us off at all.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
Ours didn't either just worse humidity. The skies were clear by the time we went to my brothers.
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@CRK109 (14419)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@fishtiger58 well thank goodness you were safe! That's all that really matters!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jul 16
@CRK109 For sure, the farmers are happy to have the rain though.
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• United States
17 Jul 16
I hope the storm clears out in time for when you go to your brothers! The weathers quite strange lately everywhere!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
the weather has been strange for at least the past 20 years. We are ruining the Earth, probably why
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• United States
17 Jul 16
@fishtiger58 yup global warming
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby yes I'm afraid so, who knows what the weather will be like in the future.
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@mom210 (6517)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
I love when the showers roll through, it knocks down the temp for just a little bit
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
It did, but then the humidity was awful.
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@DianneN (74598)
• United States
19 Jul 16
You're right! It's summer. I love a good thunderstorm, but poor Doodles doesn't. Cool photo!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
I am a huge fan of thunderstorms love it.
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@thelme55 (14040)
• Germany
18 Jul 16
What a beautiful photo! Horrifying as well.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
Thanks I thought they were strange and cool looking as well, thanks.
@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jul 16
They are strange. It looks as if there are strong winds high up.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
Very strange, not sure I have ever seen storm clouds like this.
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@Teep11 (6947)
• United States
18 Jul 16
No storms today but there were some in the previous days. It would be nice to have some rain pass through. Enjoy some quality time with your brother. Be blessed.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
we have had a lot of storms here lately, all it does is make it more humid than it already is.
@Susan2015 (20212)
• United States
17 Jul 16
The clouds sure don't look good, that's for sure. Glad it didn't last too long.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
It was pretty quick, then more bad thunderstorms later that night.
@LoriAMoore (4814)
• United States
17 Jul 16
I think Mother Nature is having "hot flashes" or something and changing the weather all around. The seasons have shifted.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Jul 16
I think so too, strange weather now for at least 20 years.
@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 16
They really are strange looking clouds. I hope you get to your brother's ok.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
I'm sure we will be fine, thanks. Yes very strange storm clouds indeed.
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@jstory07 (65374)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Jul 16
The clouds do look strange. I hope they leave so you can go to your brother's house.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jul 16
the storm is over, but they say more coming, oh well I'm still driving to his house, I just hate driving in the rain.