Yesterday was a hot and humid day. There was at least a decent breeze though, but it was still just unpleasantly humid.
We didn’t get much from the first batch of storms that looked really great on radar until they got closer to us. Of course, the line slip before it got to us, and we were in the hole.
Another cluster formed behind that, but that sort of weakened as it got near us, with strong cells to our north again. We just got a little light rain out of that, but then after it passed I noticed the thunder had really ramped up its act. I saw on radar that a cell had blown up to our southeast and could see it outside too. That had a nice, cool outflow.
Turns out that that storm tore shit up down near Longs Park. Looks like they had a microburst. The pictures I saw had numerous trees down and a trailer blown into the road. There are many large trees down there.
Finally, for us, a line blew up just to our west around 9:00 and survived its trip here. We had a little wind from it and very heavy rain. It also produced decent lightning. All in all, it was a fun day, capped off by a pretty decent storm. Not the best, but nowhere near the worst.
Between last night and this weekend, it should help at least a little with the dryness. The grass has been browner than I see it during countless summers around here. Hopefully, this summer is good for thunderstorms. Last summer was lame in that regard.