Saturday, March 11, 2006
Dramatic Weather in Santa Cruz
The last few days have been stormy. For Santa Cruz, that means quite a bit of rain, with sunny patches in between. Last night it got dramatic, for here. There was a massive thunder and lightening storm (never happens), with many hail storms rattling down in between. The TV was blocking out programming and sending those red and black ticker-tape warnings across the screen - "storm alert, huge thunderstorms throughout the night, make your peace with the Lord, etc." We tried to sleep, but were awakened often by wall-shaking thunder claps. Wowie! This morning when we looked out the bedroom window, this is the sight that we saw. Mind you, snow on the ground is about a once-in-10-years occurence in this mild seacoast town of ours, so we think it is a big deal! Of course it will all be melted shortly in the radiant sunshine of the morning.