The Beauty Of A Stormy Sky

Stormy Sky - Personal Photo @LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (122476)
Switzerland
July 14, 2017 9:42am CST
The morning has been fresh, after a stormy night with heavy showers. We had to go out in the afternoon, the sky has been partly cloudy all the time, I thought it was going to rain again. Back we are, it has not rained yet, but coming down our little private road the view of the sky is pretty impressing. I took a photo to share with you. The car is in the garage now and the wind is starting to blow. Soon another storm will cool down the air. It's a weird month of July, with an alternation of hot days, storms and cool nights. How is this month of July doing so far, where you live?
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@rebelann (32523)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jul
I like your photo. July has been strange here as well. Usually we do not get a lot humidity but lately it has been much higher than usual plus we have had more cloudy days which is also unusual for our desert region. I am actually missing the clear blue skies we should be getting. Oh, I am not doing any rain dances for now, I am afraid if I do we will get too much rain all at once.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
This year is surely more humid than usual. We had a lot of rain during the night. It was very pleasant to hear the thunder, a cool air came inside from the opened windows.
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@rebelann (32523)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jul
This strange weather seems to be all over the world @LadyDuck well, I wonder what August holds in store for us.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
@rebelann Yes, it seems that there are no countries spared. I also wonder what August will bring.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
14 Jul
Heavy showers - wow - oh I love a very gray day - that's when I feel most productive! Well, our July has been hot but tolerable. We had some earlier days of triple digit degrees, but the heat has tamed down to steady 90s - and according to the forecasts that is how it will seem to be for the next week.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
We also started with some too hot days, I was scared at the idea of a very hot July. Now it's a nice temperature, I hope it will last.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
14 Jul
@LadyDuck We always anticipate hot summers period out here. Still it has not gotten as hot as it can get - and I'm afraid that will be coming in August/September (that's the usual pattern anyway). I hope the nice temps stay for you too!
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@much2say I am glad with this cooler temperature, I do not like too hot weather. August and September are bearable, the days are so much shorter, at 8 PM is dark in August, while now it is still clear at 9:30.
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@shshiju (9323)
• Cochin, India
14 Jul
That's a good image sky filled with black clouds. Here it is rainy also.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
I am hoping for another storm.
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@shshiju (9323)
• Cochin, India
14 Jul
@LadyDuck Wish you stay home and be safe at storm Anna.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
@shshiju We are at home for the rest of the day now.
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@JolietJake (41583)
14 Jul
We just got past a few days where the heat index was over 100 F, rain last night cooled it down a lot but the humidity is still rather high so it's kind of sticky right now
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
A little rain it's not enough, it only increases the humidity. I hope we are going to have another storm, now it's sticky and unpleasant.
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• Preston, England
14 Jul
the skies are fluctuating from cloudy to clear and back again here too
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
It has been this way all the day, I am glad we are at home, the colour of the sky could indicate possible hail.
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• Preston, England
15 Jul
@LadyDuck never nice to be out in hail - at least with rain or snow you just get wet and cold
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@arthurchappell I agree and the car does not appreciate at all the big hail.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jul
It has been a very hot month, I wish we would get more rain.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
We had some very hot days, but then the storms came in and the temperature cooled a bit. It's not too bad right now.
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@Corbin5 (82104)
• United States
14 Jul
July started off hot and humid, but today is cooler and free of humidity. Not a bad month so far.
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• Rass, Saudi Arabia
15 Jul
Summer is really here.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
I would say the same, it's not too bad for a month of July, we have known years more hot and humid.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@Neiltarquin Yes it is, but it's not a very hot summer.
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@nanette64 (13899)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Jul
A lot of rain, which is weird for July in Texas @LadyDuck .
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
It has been a weird year since the beginning. We had a very mild winter and now we have a wet summer.
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@nanette64 (13899)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Jul
@LadyDuck It sure makes it confusing as to what clothes to wear every day. Shorts, slacks, boots, coat, t-shirt; geez!!
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
@nanette64 I would cover me up completely, there are horrible mosquitoes here, they love me.
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@Mamerto32 (669)
• Canlubang, Philippines
14 Jul
It is rainy season here in the Philippines, though the weather is highly unpredictable. Mornings could be warm and sunny while afternoons could bring thunderstorms. I love rainy weather though, as the cooler breeze relaxes. Do you also get occasional whirlwinds? Here in our place it is rare, but we are unlucky enough to see a waterspout in the lake after a heavy thunderstorm.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
Usually July is a dry month, but this year we already had several days with heavy rain. We can get strong wind from the Alps, but not whirlwinds.
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• Canlubang, Philippines
15 Jul
@LadyDuck and it was a good thing we never got heavy rains today although the sky is grey. Wow it must be great to view the Alps.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@Mamerto32 I love to see the Alps in the distance.
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@GardenGerty (91240)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Jul
Again you and I have very similar weather even though we live so far apart. Rain and storms last night and clouds today with cool temperatures.
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• Rass, Saudi Arabia
15 Jul
I envy you...
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@GardenGerty It is incredible, most of the time we have exactly the same weather. This morning is partly cloudy and fresh, a lot cooler than the average temperature of July.
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@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
14 Jul
This is supposed to be our rainy season but no rain yet! A few clouds but they are white. I love the look of a dark grey sky in daytime and how green trees look against it, so beautiful! I never see that here, just the grey skies, not a lot of trees here in the desert. I miss the storms back in the Midwest which are as you describe, with winds picking up before the rain and then the thunder and lightening. You are very blessed to have stormy weather and beautiful green trees and grass. Enjoy your beautiful rainy day!
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
I love the color of the trees against a dark sky. Here we still have a few rays of sun, now it's all cloudy. I like the stormy rain, it does not last long, but it cools down the temperature. The color of the fields under a storm in the Midwest must be beautiful.
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@sabtraversa (9907)
• Italy
14 Jul
Here it's windy but the sky is blue. And it's the same as there, hot days (we touched 40°C) and cool days because of one hour of thunderstorm. July is currently being a joke weather-wise.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
My mom said that they had a little rain in Milan, but the sun was back today. It is an unusual month of July. We also touched 38º C that for Switzerland is not a normal temperature.
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@vsai2008 (7610)
• India
14 Jul
That's really an amazing pic :) It has been raining at my place as well Cloudy for the most part of the day and raining at late evenings, temperatures have been low though. We didn't experience hot days
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
It's fine when the temperature goes down at least a little bit. Happy week end to you too.
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@Marty1 (26925)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Jul
Our Jul has been very rainy and quite hot and humid. Yesterday was nice and dry and today should be dry But rain Monday and the rest of the week until Friday dry! THose are ominous looking clouds, and i don't think I have ever seen them that bad around my area. I hope you get some cool weather and the humidity stops.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
17 Jul
We had a thunderstorm and yesterday a pretty cold wind. Now it's dry and breezy, a nice temperature too.
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@Marty1 (26925)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 Jul
@LadyDuck Good that you have cooler temperatures we had a cool weekend but are supposed to get very humid sometime this week, I can't tell how humid today will be as i stepped onto the porch for the newspaper at 8:30 am this morning, and i stayed a few minutes and didn't know if it is humid or not. i will see when I to go to the doctor this afternoon! I hope this weather will last for you for a few weeks at least or longer!
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
17 Jul
@Marty1 It is a bit more humid today, but not very hot, so it's bearable.
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@JudyEv (101180)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jul
That sky looks very black indeed.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
And finally we had our late afternoon thunderstorm. I do not complain because we have fresh nights.
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@JudyEv (101180)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jul
@LadyDuck We have been having quite a bit of thunder this afternoon but so far only a few spots of rain.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
18 Jul
@JudyEv Judging by my headache we are ready for another storm soon.
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@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jul
Nice clouds, yet so meaningful rain would soon drop. Those dark clouds signal people to get ready and be safe.We also have some rains here every late afternoon and early evening, yet in the day, climate retains its hot temperature.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
The temperature is perfect today, fresh, breezy, not humid. I like the summer storms.
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@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jul
@LadyDuck , that is true, summer storm cools the surrounding and people.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@cacay1 It's a very pleasant day today after the storm.
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@silvermist (15794)
• India
15 Jul
You have come up with an absolutely beautiful photo.Calm before the storm.Here the rains have not visited us as is usual in July.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
Aside the dark sky, everything was calm, no wind, nothing and one hour later it was pouring rain.
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@silvermist (15794)
• India
18 Jul
@LadyDuck And did you spend some time watching the rain?
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
18 Jul
@silvermist No, it was almost dinner time and I was busy cooking in my kitchen.
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@dgobucks226 (6854)
15 Jul
Anna, we are getting the same weather. 95 degrees the other day. Thunderstorms now. Hope it cools things off for both of us!
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
The thunderstorms cooled the air, we had 59 F early this morning, I have all the windows open, the air is fresh and great. I hope it cooled down at your place also.
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15 Jul
@LadyDuck Yes it is much better here. We had thunderstorms the last 2 days so it really helped. Sunshine is coming out and 75 F right now. I'll take it
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@dgobucks226 We have the same kind of weather right now, it's fine, I hope it lasts.
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@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
15 Jul
The sun is shining again here after the storm, I'm just back from a long walk.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
We arrived at home only a few minutes before it started to rain. It's beautifully fresh here this morning.
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@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
15 Jul
@LadyDuck There's nothing like a refreshing rain fall to clear the air!
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
15 Jul
@valmnz I agree, I like the smell of the air after a storm.
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@YrNemo (8744)
14 Jul
some light rains on/off with a gloomy sky at times, like the weather can't make up its mind.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
This year the weather seems not to know what it wants to do. I do not complain if it's not too hot, I dislike too hot days.
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@YrNemo (8744)
14 Jul
@LadyDuck I don't care for the extreme heat either. Have to admit, for a year or two now, we haven't got genuine summers / winters. I don't know what to think.
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@LadyDuck (122476)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
@YrNemo Same here, the past winter has been very mild, almost no snow. It must be what they call "global warming".
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