This summer’s weather has been crazy. All of June was very dry in my part of the county (western NC), barely any rain at all. April and May were dry as well, which is unusual since normally these are two of the wettest months (November and early December are generally wetter though–or they seem to be).
My grass was turning brown and my flowers were dying. It’s been nice not having to mow the yard every weekend (or really, at all!) but the prospect of drought and possible wildfires was not a pleasant one. Like people all over this region, I prayed for rain. But day after day passed with not a drop.
I suppose God got irritated with all the constant rain requests, because for the past three days we’ve been hit every evening with not just rain–but downpours of almost Biblical proportions, complete with thunder, lightning, hail, and very high winds. Last night and the night before, we had severe thunderstorm warnings and these storms were a little scary! Last night’s storm produced flooding rain and the wind was gusting at 65mph, enough to blow the lightweight furniture off my porch and knock over a few of my potted plants. My cats came running inside when they heard the clap of thunder, cowering and their poor fur standing on end.
Tonight is predicted to be much the same. Right now, it’s calm but we’re under a severe storm watch and storms are popping up on the radar all over the region. And it doesn’t look like this pattern is going to end anytime soon. Check out this week’s forecast.