Right now in Clayton it's raining to beat the band. It's breezy, and the clouds are trucking right along. Temp is tropically warm and muggy, as you would expect. Looks like a rain band decided to show up early.
The last hurricane I saw, I went to my parents' house in Fort Myers to ride it out. The back of the house was lined with glass doors that opened up to their pool. The day that it passed over, I woke up at about 5am because the glass was rattling so loudly. We didn't board up those glass doors, which probably wasn't too smart, so I put my face up against the glass and watched that hurricane for at least an hour. It really was exciting hearing the wind whip around the house at over 100mph, knowing that, if I opened the door, the house might collapse.
I love thunderstorms. The more violent, flashy and loud, the better. I'd have probably done the exact same thing as you, but I've never had the opportunity to ride out a hurricane. There's just something so cool about intense and violent storms.
They're running just like you
For you, and I, wooo
So people, people, need some good ol' love
I've been in a few hurricanes, having live in Mobile, AL for like 10 years of my life. They're not a lot of fun. If I could keep power throughout a hurricane I guess I wouldn't mind them as much. More often than not, we lose power though.
I saw one waterspout off the coast! That *was* cool!
*shudder* Green skies. You just KNOW that's going to be bad.
I saw one a couple years ago when I was in Port St. Lucie for a weekend. Those are pretty cool cool, but without the threat of death, not as exciting for me.
I occasionally have this dream where I'm somewhere outside St. Louis, when I look up and see a mushroom cloud form over the city. It's one of the most vivid dreams I have, and it's so eerie. It usually wakes me up with my heart racing.