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Red sky at night

August 3, 2009 - Cindy Votruba
There’s the old saying “Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning; red sky at night, sailor’s delight.” I was looking at the sky last night and the sunset was a little red, so I didn’t think it was going to storm.

Was I wrong.

I went to Hy-Vee to pick up a few groceries and lightning was rippling through the sky. I commented to a friend who was also going inside about how much excitement there was about an upcoming storm. He said he realized he was under a metal pole and should probably move. Then a Hy-Vee worker comes outside all bouncing up and down about a severe thunderstorm warning for Lyon County. OK, it’s just a thunderstorm, calm down.

I get my items and drive home as the rain started to fall and the sky’s all dark. It apparently was so dark that I turned a street too early to get to my apartment, so I went around again. Hail had started bouncing off my hood and windshield, “bonk, bonk, bonk.” I wasn’t paying attention to the size of the hailstones, but they sounded pretty good-sized.

 
 

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