Saturday evening was a wet and rainy one, didn't think much of it and went to bed. 3am: what a rude awakening! Thunder and lightning! The thunder over here is crazy! Sometimes it sounds like the earth is cracking in half and the other times it sounds like we’re being bombed! Well, I definitely couldn't sleep with God having a “moving party” upstairs. I sat out by the window and watched awhile - lightning is a beautiful display of electrical power!
4am: my poor Grandpopper got awakened out of a deep sleep from a lightning strike with thunder that followed with a horrible vengeance! Who could sleep with all this going on outside? So we sat up and watched the display for a while before I retreated into the bedroom to watch some Bewitched, with headphones in my ears to try and drown out the noise. The thunder kept going pretty consistently until 10am. After that, it slowed to every 15-20 minutes until 1pm in the afternoon.
This whole time is was raining too – not “normal” rain, but tropical rain. It flooded both the North and West shores of the island. Pictures on the news showed people stand-up paddle boarding in parking lots – the Hawaiian equivalent to people boating in the streets in Midwest towns when they get flooded! The news also said a lot of people called in about the thunder at 4am, so I guess it woke up the whole island! Finally Sunday evening it stopped, and the sky lit up a bright orange and pink – gorgeous!!!
Today has been pretty much cloudy with spurts of rain, but nothing like yesterday. I usually love tropical thunder and lightning storms, but to be rudely awakened was not a fun experience.
The picture below shows a run-off designed for heavy rains. Even when it rains this doesn’t usually fill up too much, but Sunday it was flowing like a river!
This is the picture of the sky afterwards…God colored it so beautifully!