A great lightning pic from Texas

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Ivan Seeking said:
I nearly spit coffee all over my laptop!!!
Evo reported the same sort of near-calamity once from something I said. Someday, I vow, I will get someone to destroy an expensive computer.
 
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Its thundering and lightning right now. Doesn't look nearly as cool as those pics though =(
 
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The bay area has no interesting weather. :( We have fog, but I'm really not sure if you can call that "weather." It's certainly not interesting anyway, unless you happen to be flying through it in a small aircraft.

- Warren
 
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Monique said:
Here is the URL where I found it :) http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2326231

There is another amazing shot on that page:
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looks like perfect storm
 
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chroot said:
unless you happen to be flying through it in a small aircraft.

- Warren
I really like the new commuter jets. Landing in stormy weather in one of these little jets would make for a respectable Disneyland ride. :surprise:
 
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Compliments of Coast to Coast AM
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page474.html

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I too live in Texas - did anyone see that vibrant rainbow last week Thursday? I was ready to trail it for the pot of gold! ~Werdas
 
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The bay area has no interesting weather. :( We have fog, but I'm really not sure if you can call that "weather."
Mark Twain once said something like: "The coldest winter I ever spent in California was a summer in San Francisco."

Is that true or was he grossly exaggerating how cool the summers are?
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Compliments of Coast to Coast AM
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page474.html

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So what is the vertical line in the center, and thosered things?

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zoobyshoe said:
Mark Twain once said something like: "The coldest winter I ever spent in California was a summer in San Francisco."

Is that true or was he grossly exaggerating how cool the summers are?
San Francisco itself has a number of microclimates. Depending upon what neighborhood you live in, you might enjoy either perpetual fog or perpetual sunshine. It's never really cold, in the sense that people in Minnesota would say it's cold -- it rarely gets below 50F even in the dead of winter.

I live a bit south of SF on the peninsula. Here, the weather is just about perfect -- 80F highs in the summer, 50F lows in the winter, sunny nearly all the time. If you don't like the weather in your part of the bay area, just drive 15 minutes.

- Warren
 
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Njorl said:
So what is the vertical line in the center, and thosered things?

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That's an alien spacecraft, complete with weather-control devices.

- Warren
 
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chroot said:
Depending upon what neighborhood you live in, you might enjoy either perpetual fog or perpetual sunshine.
Mark Twain must have lived in a foggy area, then to have said that. I would suppose the constant clammy damp would make it seem much colder than it actually was, especially with no sun.
 
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chroot said:
That's an alien spacecraft, complete with weather-control devices.
You're almost right: just talked to the grays and they said that "weather-control" device is actually the ship's exterior anal probe.
 
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You're almost right: just talked to the grays and they said that "weather-control" device is actually the ship's exterior anal probe.
I guess they come in different sizes. I've seen the small, medium and large ones already. I guess this would be the movie theater inspired extra extra super biggie jumbo size.

- Warren
 
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I guess they come in different sizes. I've seen the small, medium and large ones already. I guess this would be the movie theater inspired extra extra super biggie jumbo size.
I could go into more detail, but I think the thread should get back to what it's really about: breasts.
 
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Remember the Australian pic? We had quite a storm move over Europe last saturday and I finally figured out the official name for the formation: "rol wolk" or "rolling cloud" ('cause that's the one that came over) :biggrin:

http://www.meteonet.nl/buienlijn_EnschedeJohnKerstholtsm.jpg

Shelf clouds are equally impressive (this one not take last saturday :tongue2:)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/wxpics/clouds_sun/Berryshelf.jpg
 
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WOW AGAIN!!!

I love this stuff - very dramatic. We had a kick butt lighting storm here the other night. The lightning started about 11 PM and lasted nearly until dawn. About 3 AM Tsu and I were almost bounced out of bed by a series of large strikes directly overhead; or nearly so anyway.
 
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Pretty... :bugeye:

That one named the Mothership reminds me when I was 4 years old and this older kid told me clouds where really alien ships in disguise, waiting to suck you up when no ones looking. He show me a book that said that too (can you believe?). Scard the living hell out of me! :grumpy:
 
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So that was the storm that hit us. I didn't get the worst but it was bad in Enlgand.

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