Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nature's Fury

March is usually a pleasant and dry month in Central Florida, sometimes too dry, but it is a beautiful, peaceful time before the tropical weather interrupts every afternoon with thunder, dangerous lightning and torrential rain.

It started yesterday with an all day storm that was welcomed after so much dry weather.  I even commented on my personal blog how I love those rainy days as long as I don't have to get out in it and the joy of hearing the rain hitting the awnings on the windows, making it so inviting to sleep the day away and catch up for all those late nights with no sleep.

Sightings of a funnel clouds and resulting tornadoes began early this morning and didn't end until early evening, pounding the area with heavy rain and hail escorted by torrential winds that did widespread damage in Central Florida.  The neighborhood is littered with fallen limbs, but thankfully no serious damage.  

We personally spent most of the day with no electricity or running water that is generated by an electrical pump.  It is the price we pay for living in paradise . . . the seasonal storms that result in electrical outages. 

The rest of spring will hopefully be normal for this time of year with low humidity and comfortable temperatures . . . today was just a preview to prepare us for the upcoming summer rainy season.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention dodging tropical storms and hurricanes in between the daily storms . . . that is a normal summer in Central Florida.

It doesn't matter where you live . . . we all get a taste of nature's fury.

How does nature's fury affect you

 in your part of the world?


April said...

The weather wasn't too bad here in the Panhandle. We got rain all day yesterday, but that was about it!

Fishygal said...

We were rockin and rollin over in Melbourne too. But my friend is headed back to Maine today. They have a foot of snow and a Nor-easter. I'll take Florida anyday.

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Fishygal . . . I'm with you! Never seen snow, never want to experience it either :)

@April . . . seems like you guys have been getting the bad stuff lately . . . at least you got a break from it!

Today is absolutely perfect . . . been working outside with NO HUMIDITY! Love it :)

What I don't love are all the tree limbs scattered around the yard . . . can't get ahead on what already needed to be done!

Don E. Chute said...

Rain a little thunder and lightning in the early am hours of 4/1.

On the Treasure Coast we could have used more rain and Lake Okie is a puddle putting a lot of hard working folks without work. No fishie, No workie!

Enjoy the day....

DameMeow said...

I am down here in South Florida and it's been crazy hot...a real taste of summer and much warmer than usual for March/ April.

Acadia said...

Nothing better than a rainy day when you don't have anywhere to go.

Deborah said...

I had heard about the storms in Florida, my daughter in law was there visiting her mother, she said it wasn't too bad where she was. Here in NC, we are finally getting some sunshine after so many cloudy days...YIPPEE for sunshine!!!

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