The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

A Powerful Portent

160513 002The red sky was a clear warning for the thunderstorms ahead.  I worked quickly through the morning chores and exactly one hour after this photo was taken, the first drops of rain fell, just as I brought firewood in from the store.  No Passive Solar heating free from the sun today, so log fire heating free from the forest was the solution.    The forecast was for 10-20mm and we ended up with 36mm with a couple of heavy downpours when both times we got over 5mm in 5 minutes – the heaviest fall came at 5pm when I was feeding the horses.   This was not quite as impressive as the rain in Busselton, 20km north-east, where they got over 25mm in that hour for daily total of 49mm.  At times the noise was deafening as the rain crashed on the tin roof backed by thunder and lightning less than 2km away.

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