Monday, July 16, 2007

AW YEAH!

First storm of the monsoon season, and I got some really COOL pics of one of the BIGGEST dust storms down here in a long time...Dust coming, and a MOTHER of a dust devil forming, but never touching down...
Those last two pics aren't clouds, just a WALL of dust. They said it was about 4200 feet HIGH and spanned just about the length of the whole east valley. CRAZY! Even the news helicopters stayed out just long enough to get minimal pictures of this monster.
We ended up getting a HUGE dust storm, then after dark it poured for about 1/2 hour. Hey, at least it rained, right? Just enough to make it miserable all day Tuesday, and then they're calling for more thunderstorms for the rest of the week. I'll TAKE IT!
Have a great Tuesday, kiddos. As I close this post, there is yet more thunder out and it's pouring again! Looking at the radar on weather.com, it looks like the cell coming through is HUGE. YAY!
Treble Thunder

5 comments:

Nonny said...

Are those all taken with your phone? They look to good for a camera phone. I've never taken a picture with my camera phone, guess I should give it a whirl.

Lady K said...

nonny ~ yes, those were all taken with the camera phone. I'm really amazed at the quality this little nokia gets. I'm asking Santa for REAL camera equipment for Christmas this year...

Tell me you didn't just use the phrase "give it a whirl." What are you, like 80? LMAO

Shanshu said...

Those are some great pics!!! I love storms. We used to get them all the time when I lived in Texas.

Now that I live in Kansas, it just drops tornados on me.

Pink said...

we in london are a bit bored of the rain. *sigh*

enjoy it tho!
xx
pinks

captain corky said...

Fantastic pics. We're coming home Friday. I need to get back into the groove.