Although the heavy rain lasted only about one hour, we got a little over 2 inches (6 mm). By early afternoon the sun was out and the sky was blue. Weather in Oklahoma is never monotonous.
Poor Smokey, he does not like thunder. When it storms he stays very close and shivers. If it thunders loudly he begins to pant. Even if we go to the bathroom, he insists on following us. No matter what the weather man of TV says, if Smokey comes close and begins to shiver, we know it is getting ready to rain. We call him Smokey the Weather dog.
The sky was very dark. It rained so hard that even the birds took shelter. It was raining even harder before I looked out of the back door to take this picture.
The orange area is under a thunderstorm warning. The red area in the center is the Dopler Radar of the actual storm. As you can see, Tulsa is in the center.
Retired American Airlines programmer, married to Susan, between us are 7 children and 15 grandchildren. Attended Wagoner High School, BS from Oklahoma State, MS from University of Tulsa, cradle Episcopalian, my hobbies are photography and tending roses.