Monday, April 26th, 2010
Last night we saw probably the biggest storm we’ve ever seen in Florida. We both love thunderstorms (unless flying) but this one was frankly scary in places.
The storm kicked off at 8pm while we were on International Drive enjoying the fine Mexican cuisine provided by Don Pablos. The drive home was fun, with visibility reducing to almost zero in places and the sky flashing continuously. Once home though all went relatively calm, some good lightning but nothing special. We sat on the lanai and watched the lightning until about 10pm when the sky cleared. That’s it then.
Or so we thought. At 1am we were woken by almost continuous lightning flashes, and some of the biggest rumbles of thunder we’ve ever heard. On and on it crashed with the rain hammering the windows, and strong winds. A tornado watch was in force as well which gave further cause for concern.
Eventually it started to move away again and we finally got back to sleep just before 3am. The morning started grey but the sun is out again now and its going to be warm and sunny all week, with low chances of rain. Good thing too – after the rain last night the pool is full to the brim, and the lake behind the villa is also rather fuller than it was yesterday afternoon!
Here is a video we took. The killjoys at Facebook managed to wipe it off immediately because we’ve used third-party music on it. I’m sure James won’t mind, it seems very appropriate really…