Thunderstorms in January are not the norm here. This morning around 4:30 a.m., a flash of lightning wok me up. It was a sufficiently strange experience that for a while I wondered if I’d dreamed it, as no rumble followed that first flash. Then, just as I was falling asleep again, I saw another flash. The storm rumbled around for a while, not particularly severe, and even disappeared for 45 minutes or so, but naturally it made a reappearance when I was about .25 mile from the cabin walking Dog.
I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a thunderstorm before when in was 34 degrees outside. Now 34 degrees counts as a warm January morning, but it’s not so warm that I would expect a thunderstorm. The list of weather oddities these past few years just keeps getting longer and longer (and odder and odder).
This morning was too gloomy and foggy to try for a photo as I was leaving the cabin. So I'll leave you for the weekend with a photo I took last weekend, also on a gloomy day, though not as gloomy as today.