Ready to chase
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It seems like a week cant go by without me getting some sort of severe notification letting me know weather is coming to the area. I drove up to my usual perch at the top of the cluberry fields after checking out the radar and waited for the storms to come to me.
We have been getting warnings of severe thunderstorms all day and this was the first promising line that looked like it was going to hold together as it came practically right over me. The blueberry fields give a 180 degree view of the storms coming in and in this case they were in full view, no trees blocking my view and I could see of for a few miles.
I sat anxiously watching the radar with both of my dogs whinning in the car. Puppy is new to thunderstorms her very first one was earlier today and she did not enjoy it one bit, as for roscoe he fairs a bit better he was just angry he couldnt stick his head out the window.
Off in the distance I could hear the thunder rumbling and as I waited it got closer and closer until finally I started seeing bolts of lightning. I waited for another 20 or 30 minutes and check the radar again only to find out the storms were falling apart and the NWS had let the warning expire.
I turned the car around and headed for home, quickly fed the goat and the dogs and got comfy for the night. Not 20 minutes after getting home the storms finally arrived and there was a few minutes of craziness but then it was over as quickly as it started.