Monday, 25 May 2015

May 18th clouds – no tornado!

They warned us that there could be big winds and a tornado. They were wrong, but better safe than sorry! We were on the edge of glory, however. Strikingly beautiful clouds, with shadows.

We were on the edge, but it seems as if the heavy clouds, as they are blown across the land, dump their water and eventually blow off. It was a relief. Ottawa had some heavy wind and rain, but nothing too serious!

We had no rain, at all. It's going to be a bad month. So far, only about 30mm. Last April, May, June (2014) we had somewhere around 160mm each month. In 2013, we had 117mm in May.

I am getting worried. This seems as if it might be like summer 2012, when we had a drought and only 1.7mm rain all August. This is the year the Monarch butterflies population was reduced by 80%.

Thankfully, there is a gentle rain today, Monday. I hope it lasts. We are dry.


eileeninmd said...

So happy there was not tornado. Love the awesome sky shots. Have a happy new week!

Nancy J said...

I have been watching the early morning news, and scenes of raging flood waters in the south US, massive heights, 40 feet in some places, how weather rules our lives, Love your cloud drifts.

William Kendall said...

It seems the rain's been steady since late morning. We do need it, and fortunately I'm not that far from home.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...meanwhile, dramatic clouds!!! YAM xx

Red said...

Great new header! We need rain but not deluges. We're very dry here with no rainfall in sight.

Kay said...

Those are really spectacular skies. I'm glad you didn't get the tornadoes. We're being warned about hurricanes over here.