After reading my sisters blog, Mama Belly Blog, about 1,700 times a day. I decided to go with the day theme idea. I think that I will make Friday's "Fact Friday". Whether you actually find my facts useful or interesting, I could care less. But there will be some sort of factual information in each post.
Last night, here is sunny AZ, was the craziest most insane lightning storm that I have ever encountered in my life. It was seriously non-stop lightning for about 3-4 maybe even longer hours. So naturally to go along with the lightning was a constant rumbling thunder that never stopped. So of course me and my 3 roommates, were sitting on the back porch enjoying ourselves and almost in awe just watching the storm. (Mom, I know how bad you hate the word "awesome" and "awe", but I didn't know what else to say). So anyway, of course we had little Petey out there, (our little chihuahua), and a huge CRACK of thunder hit like a bomb and there went Petey. He took off running so fast in the back yard. Everyone went running after him because it was pouring rain! Poor little Petey. Breaks my heart just thinking about it. All cold and wet, looking like a sewer rat.
According to AZ Family.com 3TV, there were over 5,000 lightning strikes that actually touched ground here in the valley. Those are not including all the lightning that didn't touch down. Insane. Also, there were 85 mile an hour winds, which classifies as a Category 1 Hurricane. Crazy. So there are your facts for the day.
I had a very difficult time trying to get good pictures of the lightning, which is hard to believe, I know, with how much there was. But yeah, my photographer skills weren't up to par. But I included some anyway. I also included some of my BF, being an idiot. (Can you believe he wants to be a fireman? Huh.)