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Friday, July 13, 2007

 

And the thunder bowls

We don't seem to get many thunderstorms around Portland. When one passes through, it's cause to head to a window to watch the show. Last night I went out on a field trip to Syun, AKA "the sushi library." On the way back, a storm hit.

We pulled over near the Hillsboro Airport to watch lightening flash every thirty seconds. A runway allowed us enough of a vista to catch the storm's spectacle as it rolled towards Portland. We're talking about lightening worthy of a Weather Channel special, the sort that bursts into three parts and fills a chunk of the sky without seeming to reach the earth.

I tried to get a shot with my cell phone camera. Mission? Impossible. We didn't see any nickel-sized hailstone on the way back to town though, as was predicted by at least one local weatherman. Probably for the best though.

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