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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Driving Into the Storm in Florida

Good morning,

We have been on the road now for more than a week.  We started in Ohio and have driven to several different places in Florida.  Within nine days the weather we have encountered has been from gloriously beautiful blue skies to very dark grey skies with lots of wind and rain. 
This series of images was taken in Florida.
I clicked the camera quite a few times every few seconds as we watched that line of storm clouds coming toward us... 
...while we were going toward it.
 It got darker and darker...
 ...then seemed to lighten a bit as that cloud moved over us.
 Then the rain began to fall...
 ...slowly at first...
 ...then so heavy we wisely slowed down.  The sky got so dark and the rain became so thick that we couldn't see at all.  I was too engrossed in what was happening to take more pictures then.
 We pulled off the road at a rest stop to wait until the skies cleared. 

No, that's not our car.  We did feel sorry for the people who were in it in this storm!  They were waiting out the storm under cover inside the rest stop.

I hope the weather is better where you are!

Best,
Lois

18 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Yes I know those storms SO WELL. My parents live in Florida. It's the lightning capital of the world. AND when it rains "you can NOT SEE a thing out there". BUT it's what makes it tropical.
"ENJOY"!!!
Big Hugs,
Donna

Kathy said...

The people in the weird car probably had to sit in soggy seats for the next day and a half!

Marit Johanne said...

I know that strange feeling when you are driving into a storm like that. good pictures!

Jan n Jer said...

I have driven in that pouring rain several times while living in Orlando Fl...very wise to pull over...visibility is zero during one of these storms!!!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That almost looks like a motorcycle. I hate driving in storms like that.

Sherry said...

Welcome to the South! They can have unbelievable thunderstorms down there! That car at the end is really eye catching!

TexWisGirl said...

that's a cool vehicle! and your storm clouds are really beautiful, if not foreboding.

Bob Bushell said...

Storms, don't talk to me about storms, I hate them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh boy....color me jealous. I'd LOVE to see the heavy dark clouds show up on OUR side of the Gulf!! We need about a week's worth of day long rains like this. Beautiful photos Lois.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Weather here is dry and pleasant, which won't last long on the VA eastern shore once the summer heat sets in. Rain may be our forecast next week, so yours got there earlier, Lois.

Wanda..... said...

What a car/cycle! It's trying it's best to storm here at the moment...bright sun with rolling thunder all about!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is scary driving into that kind of a storm. I have done that many times and have had to pull over until it passed. The bike/car thingy is pretty cool (and wet). Safe travels to you!

Tammy said...

I recognize those rain clouds! Glad you made your trip safely!

Andrew Buck Michael said...

Great photos! I miss a good thunderstorm... still dry here in Ohio.

Montanagirl said...

Impressive storm shots!

Betty Manousos said...

glad you made your trip safe and sound. i hate driving in storms like that, but i really liked your storm photographs! they are all great!:)

Rose said...

I love weather like this, just now when driving....and not for days on end. But a day or two here and there sure is nice.

Gunn said...

We have had rain.... not unusual.
Anyway, I liked this strange yellow vehicle.

Do you have WARM rain?