Rain, Hail, Lightning, Thunder and Tornadoes – Oh My!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado

Rain, Hail, Lightning, Thunder and Tornadoes – Oh My!

 

Last night was a wild weather night in Colorado.  It all started around 5:00 pm at my house.  First we had incredible gusts of wind, then out of nowhere, hail stones started pelting the ground.  Pretty soon, rain was falling in buckets.  Next came the tornado sirens (3 times).  Of course, instead of going down to the basement to take cover, I went out to the street in front of my house to see if I could get a picture of any tornado clouds.  I got a couple of cool cloud shots, but then the hail started pelting me in the head and my husband made me come in.  (I think he was worried about the camera). 

 

The house lit up all night long with intense lightning strikes and booming thunder.  My golden retriever, Rocky, didn’t leave my side for a minute. 

 

Colorado does have some extreme weather at times.  Never a dull moment!

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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Belinda - We got the show up here, but not the rain, hail or tornadoes (there was ping-pong size hail reported east of here!). Great thunderstorm viewing!

Jun 07, 2012 08:36 AM #1
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Jeffrey Funk
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Belinda - Neat photographs, even though you probably should have been INSIDE! ;)

Jeff

Jun 07, 2012 08:37 AM #2
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Kathy Sheehan
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Belinda, if you didn't have the bad weather, you would never see the rainbow!

Jun 07, 2012 08:57 AM #3
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Martha Brown
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great photos. Not sure if I would have been as brave though and gone outside. :0)

Jun 07, 2012 09:24 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Now you tell us about severe storms after we have told everybody about the wonderful weather in Colorado.

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Jun 07, 2012 09:35 AM #5
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado - Aurora, CO
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The rainbow was a special treat.  It only last about 12 minutes but long enough for me to snap a quick picture.  Today looks like another fun weather day!

Jun 07, 2012 01:03 PM #6
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Awesome pics!  I was to lazy lounging and watching True Blood to get up, but we had a good storm out here, which both boys slept right through.

Jun 07, 2012 03:26 PM #7
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Jill Sackler
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Like any dedicated blogger, you stayed out to take pictures. Can't blame your husband for thinking you're losing it. Great rainbow.

Jun 07, 2012 04:13 PM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Belinda -- sounds as if you had a pretty incredible light show -- probably best to stay indoors if/when it happens again.   

Jun 07, 2012 05:49 PM #9
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Belinda, CO surely has had the excitement with weather lately.  GReat job on the pics.  Don't make us worry about you being outside in that kind of weather...

Jun 07, 2012 08:38 PM #10
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Belinda, I had no idea your area had such bad storms. I guess they are everywhere and we just don't hear about them.

Jun 07, 2012 09:58 PM #11
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Rain, Hail, Lightning, Thunder and Tornadoes wow... How did I miss all this news!  Dry as a bone here, not a cloud in the sky and calm.  Oh how we would love rain... don't need the hail, lightning or tornadoes!  Still dealing with wildfires on this end of the line.

Jun 08, 2012 03:58 AM #12
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Belinda - it just goes to show how intrepid ActiveRainers are. They go through rain, storms, and dark of ......rainbows to get the story. Great pictures. We had another monsoon yesterday-all day and last night too.

Jun 08, 2012 05:07 AM #13
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Beautiful shots Belinda of Colorado's many weather scenes. Glad Rocky had a nice place to cozy up to!

Jun 08, 2012 06:28 AM #14
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Howdy and evening Belinda

Belinda my friend, we have also been having some mighty wild Weater here, the only thing we did not get were Tornados. Those sure are outstanding photo shoots.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jun 08, 2012 08:12 PM #15
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego!

Jul 02, 2012 06:45 AM #16
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