Thursday, 10 November 2011

Stormwatch (SkyWatch Friday)

The weather forecast for Wednesday evening was not good. Heavy rain, winds, flash flooding. There were reports of animals in pairs seeking a large boat. When the weather front moved over our house all the predictions felt plausible.




The clouds were going in all directions. We got some good rain – 25 mm in the rain gauge, but that’s about as reliable as a politician. Some places near us had a lot more rain, but it brought flash floods and a bit of damage. I’ll settle for 25 mm of rain.



You can find more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday.


You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the skies.

25 comments:

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

I love these skies, nostalgics and mysterious, i can travel in...

Have a nice day Stewart
oa.s

karen said...

Woah they are amazing clouds. You confused me totally by posting this as it is still Thurs here, thought I had lost a day! lol.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful, powerful skies. i wish i could put an ark to good use here!!!

ladyfi said...

What wonderfully dramatic skies!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of such dramatic, stormy clouds, Stewart! Hope you've had a great week!

Sylvia

missing moments said...

Those are some awesome skies there!

Kel said...

and those clouds still had rain left in them at the other end of the state!

great capture of those big grey rain holders

Gary said...

Strom!! Ha Ha !! Great photos Boom& Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of your skies... looks like you are going to get a proper drenching.

mary said...

That just looks like our sky today. Happy Tuesday! And I am following you ^_^

SWF

Valerie said...

wonderful captures Stewart - very dramatic. Happy weekend

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Grande cielo !
Molto potenti questi foto.
Buona serata.
Myriam

EG Wow said...

Hehe! Are you sure all those animals were really worried? I bet they are very glad that perhaps you will not have a severe drought this summer. :)

Very pretty clouds, Stewart.

Karen said...

The sky in turmoil, fabulous captures!

J Bar said...

These are quite dramatic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

Sky shots at my page.

Angie said...

Looks terrifying! You have have a strang lot of weather on 'tother side with those very hot days &now this. Keep safe.

Angie said...

Didn't check that last comment for spelling etc but you know what I mean.

s.c said...

Thats what I call a sky. Great one.

Liz said...

Great shots Stewart!
I have heard the weather down there has been rather stormy. I do hope Melbourne can put on some great weather for me at the beginning of December!! I have so many ideas for my photography!

Sue McGettigan said...

I love seeing roiling clouds like this, great photos!

Linda said...

Those are apocalyptic clouds - glad you escaped without damage.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pictures, but I'd rather see the pictures than be there, if it's all the same ;>)...we think (hope) we are beating the storm that is coming down from Alaska. So far so good. (We're now in Northern California). Slow-tripping.

I trust you and yours are all safe after your storm (or at least that you are safe on the Ark!)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Very dramatic images of the sky!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Stewart, those are some incredible clouds. They look very heavy with moisture. Excellent shots!