Visibility V / V
Inspired by Lahtinen Panu and other veterans, I dug up storm images from the caches of the archives, from which my own more active storm bong began.
In the evening, I had watched the progress of the great storm of Sylvin's day in Estonia from the internet rain research, and went to a nearby beach to wait for it to arrive on the Finnish side. The location wasn’t the best, but I didn’t own a car at the time so I wanted to stay a short run from home. The air was thick with Russian forest fire smoke, so the visibility was really poor. The sky was a solid brownish gray.
After a long wait, I began to be desperate, until suddenly clearer cloud shapes began to appear from behind the trees, and very quickly a huge, magnificent avalanche rolled up. I had never seen them anywhere other than in the movies.
The cloud was advancing at an incredibly fast pace, and I only had time to take a few pictures of it before the cloud formation was already directly on top of me. Behind the avalanche, there was a constant lightning strike. I suddenly left to run home with a spirit in my throat and a grin on my face. As soon as I got into the stairwell of our house, it started to rain outside pouring. Good to have gone further ...! I ran hurriedly to the balcony to photograph the lightning, but in the end I didn’t get very sensible pictures. The wind blew water horizontally onto the balcony, and I tried to watch out for watering the camera or dying from a lightning strike. Eventually I handed it over and took it inside the camera. However, I stayed for a long time to watch the lightning behind the balcony glazing.
The avalanche cloud seen that night was so adorable that since then I have been obsessively using rain radars for the summer seasons. So far, no other similar has come against. Maybe someday!
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On se ollut vaikuttava ilmestys. Oliko tämä se myrskyalue, josta sanottiin, että se on Viron kokoinen?
Kaipa sitä niinkin voisi luonnehtia, olihan tuo aika laaja rajuilmakompleksi. Ihan ei tainnut Viron kokoinen kuitenkaan olla. :)
On tuo kyllä ollut melkoinen!