Stormís are my favís. I have saw a wall cloud like that three times.
The last one was just at dusk it was so still, I could hear lots of thunder and started to see flashes of lightening.
I always go out on my porch and watch.
Looking to the West whenever the lighting flashed I could see the cloud coming closer and closer, I remember thinking this is going got be good.
It appeared white with a black back round and you could see the rolling of the cloud front
Then I could hear it, just a low level howl at first.
That just kept building, I quick took the dogs out of the kennel and put them in the basement.
Battened down the hatches and went back to the porch.
When it finally hit there is a big cherry tree in my front yard it was bent over at 90 degs. And spinning around and I could hear treeís cracking just outside the yard.
At that point I was back in the house told the wife we better join that dogs downstairs.
That storm wiped out trees all over the area. When you can feel the house flex you got some wind.
One other is seeing a HUGE white pine get tuned into chunks by lighting, I was maybe 250 yards away. Again sitting watching the storm at work at a local golf course.
One of the loudest things Iíve ever heard.
There was shredding sound and you could see the tree turn red then BOOM and a big white flash and stuff flying everywhere.
That tree had chunks fly a hundred yards away from the explosion.
You donít mess with Mother Nature.
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