exciting storm last night
by virtdave • Sun 20 Jul 2014 10:10
About 2am last night, we heard distant thunder, and the wife went down to unplug the phone/internet connection, then outside to look. About 30 seconds later there was a huge lightning strike, surely (judging by the simultaneous flash and roar) within a few meters of the house, which blew the main circuit breaker. She literally crawled back into the house--our unflappable dog was unimpressed, but the wife was a bit trembly. Amazingly, none of the electronics were fried (partly, I'm sure, because she'd unplugged the phone line). And this morning, can't see anything whacked in the pasture, I thought perhaps the bolt had hit a tree. Anyone else have an exciting storm event?