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Old 08-22-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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annifan- I have finally learned what classic NC thunderstorms are like. We just had one at the beach and have had several in Raleigh.
Big ole rolling thunder boomers? Lots of lightning? At the beach - wind?

There is something awe-inspiring about a big storm!

You have now officially put down roots, TUBORG! Passed the crucible!!! :-)

 
Old 08-23-2014, 04:07 AM
 
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Big ole rolling thunder boomers? Lots of lightning? At the beach - wind?

There is something awe-inspiring about a big storm!

You have now officially put down roots, TUBORG! Passed the crucible!!! :-)
As the weather radio noted a very large amount of cloud to ground lightning. I have a app for phones/tablets that shows clouds, storms with lighting strikes and it was off the charts. It was all you describe. They can be cool as they roll in until they reach you, than it can become time to head inside.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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The storms in FL are like that; they roll in and the thunder and lightning are incredible. I've never seen such beautiful sunrises or sunsets before and after storms though.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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As the weather radio noted a very large amount of cloud to ground lightning. I have a app for phones/tablets that shows clouds, storms with lighting strikes and it was off the charts. It was all you describe. They can be cool as they roll in until they reach you, than it can become time to head inside.
Folks often don't realize how much lightning we get in this State! NC consistently ranks amongst the top 3 states for lightning strikes. It is scary how many people get hit by lightning while outside - and often, on golf courses!!!

As far as fatalities, this article says NC is 6th when examining data over the last 8 or so years.

http://cimmse.wordpress.com/2014/06/...orth-carolina/
 
Old 08-23-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Having lived in NorCal for so many years without thunder & lightning storms I was kind of excited to find that we had lots of them here in the blue ridge mountains. That changed when I found that I had several dogs with mild to severe thunder phobia.

Frannie, whos name came from first being called Miss Frantic, had the worst case of it. She had severe separation anxiety and was on clomiprimine (Clomacalm) all the time and when storms would roll in she had a thunder shirt, benedryl and rescue remedy to no avail. I even tried hiding in the walk in closet with her, where all the clothes helped to muffle the sound a little bit but nothing really did the trick. Several times she was literally "scared ****less" and lost control of her bowels while trying to hide under my desk. I felt so bad that there was nothing I could do to alleviate her stress and fear. The only thing I could do was try to plan on being home with her when bad storms were predicted so I learned to get outside errands done in the morning since most storms arise in the afternoon when the heat of the day brings on the conditions that cause the storms. She was my early storm warning since she would often start to shake and drool an hour before the first signs were even on the radar screen of the weather website.

On the other hand Calypso, who is afraid of many things, is not the least bit intimidated by the barking of that big dog in the sky and she barks right back at it. Go figure.

I do love to sit on the covered back porch and watch the show now that I don't have to try and comfort Frannie.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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The storms in FL are like that; they roll in and the thunder and lightning are incredible. I've never seen such beautiful sunrises or sunsets before and after storms though.
It is great anywhere enjoy them
 
Old 08-23-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Our late Boxer was afraid of thunder storms. What's cool is watching the weather radar and seeing storms as they try to roll NE from Annifan to me. Sometimes they make and sometimes they don't. Other times they are scattered and just pop up
 
Old 08-23-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I have a terror of thunder storms, stemming from childhood. The part of the state that I live in now only gets about two of them a year.

The summer afternoon storms in Florida are beyond scary to me--I could never live there.

Poor doggies. Mine gets the shakes and comes over and snuggles at the sound of fireworks. What about some kind of earmuffs? Those boomers must sound really loud to dogs with their sensitive hearing.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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Most of our dogs had no love for storms. I wonder how many transplants factored in storms when deciding locations to consider.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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Had hoped for some beach time about 3 when the sun wasn't as bad but the topic at hand is starting to roar again. One of the nearby beaches that I believe some of you have been to is getting it pretty good and we can hear thunder. Is our time approaching. I believe some of you have been to Oak Island.
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