Friday, June 12, 2009

Heavy Rain

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.


Sunshine said... [Reply to comment]

I was at work when the thunderstorm went through town, and holy moly! It got dark so fast, I would have bet money on a tornado coming through. I was glad it didn't though. My dog used to react the same way when storms were coming: the shivers. I can still see him curled up in a ball, shaking like a leaf. poor thing!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Smokey the Wonder Dog - weather forecaster to the Miller family - brilliant. I would have hated that storm. A town called Sheffield (in south Yorkshire) had six inches of rain and was flooded on Thursday - poor souls, second time in two years.
The storm drains just wouldn't take the deluge evidently.


Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour Bill et Suzan.

Pour nous, nous avons eu une journée épuisante de chaleur 34° à Montpellier où nous étions ce jour.

Nous sommes aussi allés à Aigues-Mortes mais je n'avais pas l'appareil photo alors je vous ai pris un petit recueil en anglais sur cette ville que j'aime énormément.
Je l'enverrai la semaine prochaine.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you seem to have some extreme weather!

I love these storm warming maps on TV. Not sure why... just because weather is North America is always unpredictable I guess.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Elleona - En été, Oklahoma est souvent de 38 à 40 degrés. J'ai grandi ici et je suis habitué à la chaleur estivale, mais Susan est d'un refroidisseur du climat nordique et souffre de la chaleur.

Je me réjouis de vos photos.

Anne, Zhu - When it rains this hard we get some flooding in low places. Tulsa is in the middle of a major project creating drainage from these low areas into the river. It is rather impressive.