Daily Archives: 07/29/2006

Tropical Thunder

We had some crazy thunderstorms today, the paddling had to be called down in Merizo because of the lightning. It was rumbling all afternoon too. Thunderstorms are unusual here, and this week there’s been a spate of them. The storm today was wicked; we were right in the middle of a race when the lightning start striking all around us. Everyone turned to shore and raced to get off the water and after a half hour of lightning and driving rain, the remainder of the races were cancelled.

Speaking of nasty weather, here’s a page from the National Weather Service on last week’s thunderstorms and high winds in St. Louis. My brother sent me a movie clip of some guy getting walloped by a garbage bin careening out of control at Busch Stadium during the game. Check it out.