The wind is howling. If you stop and listen, you can hear it moving toward you. I just heard a stick crash on the porch. 50 mph winds are expected tonight. I’d say we’re there now. The screens are rattling against the windows. I’ve decided I’m too close to the window and a tree is definitely going to crash through it. I know I sound paranoid, but tornados happen here. There is a tornado watch until 2 am.
This was taken in Rodanthe, North Carolina in July of 2012. This ominous cloud suddenly appeared and moved swiftly across the horizon, followed by a bad lightening and hail storm. So we did what every decent person on vacation at the beach does: we drank beer and played some music. And screamed every time the sky lit up and threatened us.
This is the same sky the next night. Our week at the beach was starting to look sketchy. More thunder and lightening. More beer.
This is hardly threatening, but it’s not everyday you see a double rainbow. This rainbow appeared on the very last night in Rodanthe.
A booming thunderbolt shakes the ground and sends all of us rushing off the field to the shuttle buses. It sounded worse than it looked.
The wind has died down. I cannot find another ominous NC sky. I’ll say goodnight with this beautiful view of the sky from the mountains of North Carolina. Summer of 2011.