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I Love a Good Storm

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    Just not when I'm piloting an aircraft.

    It's neat to see a storm from a distance at night when flying, though.
    pilotbob75 pilotbob75 36-40, M Dec 21, 2013

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    Florida lightning is the best,

    especially with the warm rain and watching the lightning out in the distance of the ocean.
    Elijahsp4 Elijahsp4 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    Rolling In

    The most intriguing storm I ever witnessed was while I was vacationing in Key West. We were standing on the dock and watched as this enormous inky black cloud rolled in across the horizon. The air became very still and you could hear the hum of electricity that just hung there. A...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 70+, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    I'm from Houston, Texas

    and the mid to late summer season is our rainiest. I use to hate it because it meant I couldn't go out side, but now I find it relaxing.
    djag2007 djag2007 26-30, M Jun 13, 2014

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    Me Too!

    This is something I can't be very eloquent about. I live in the mid south and I love them.  I remember once the clouds turned dark green, and it got so dark that the street lights came on. The clouds were jagged and droopy, and the air smelled strongly of fish. Once in...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    That Man Is A Tease...

    ...who? the hot meteorologist who tells me every night that it's going to storm soon. Now he says 'tomorrow". Will tomorrow ever come? I'm so ready to stand out in the rain until I'm soaking wet.
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    Thoughts In The Wee Hours During A Power Outage

    This morning I awoke early at the lake house and found myself in the midst of a power outage that encompassed the entire area. The wind that had caused it could still be heard whistling faintly through the firs overhead, yet the house was strangely quiet, with not even the...
    gladewalker gladewalker 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Relaxation And Meditation

    Had a beautiful thunderstorm here last night! Had to stay up and watch! Now it's a chilly 62 degrees here in Tampa, Florida! aaahhhh......
    xxdorkqueenxx xxdorkqueenxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    God's Fireworks

    The storms that I love are thunder and lightening storms. The electric feeling of anticipation in the air that one feels is as much a part of me as my flesh and my bones. I grew up in a land of summer storms, where the storm on a hot summer night was all one had to cool down...
    justwonderingif justwonderingif 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    Nothing Better Than Sitting On the Porch In a Storm.

    I've loved storms my whole life. My parents had a pretty big porch and we could sit out there during storms. We would sit out there for hours as long as it wasn't blowing a lot (we would get wet if it did). Fear was never something I associated with storms. We never worried about...
    itsjustme00 itsjustme00 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    I love it when it rains.

    .. Cuz i get to wesr my tory burch rainboots, lol!
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    YAY!

    Mmmm... Storm. Right now. =] Loven it!!!
    MissMadz MissMadz 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2008

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    A Breath Of Fresh Air

    It seems like ages since I was out in one and I miss them.  I guess it's old age that does it.  When I was young, climbing trees and wandering the fields, storms were exhilarating.  Find shelter, sit it out, enjoy the show.  The immense noise. Later the kinds of storms that...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 1, 2011

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    My favorite are summer thunderstorms- dark

    puffy clouds, electric lightning that cracks and burns up the sky, rolling thunder, winds pummeling the trees. Love it!
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    mizti mizti 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    As I Sit Here.....

    in the conservatory at lunch time with my lap top and a cup of tea.The wind is howling and the rain is lashing against the windows on all three side,s.What a rare glimpse of nature in her fury . The trees appear to be marching as they bend to her will throwing their leaves...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 24 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    There was a really cool storm a

    while ago, it was crazy looking... It got so dark outside haha.
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    The Mountains Are Beautiful

    Right now i am in bliss. It is raining, one of those days where the clouds are not dark black, rather really white. The rain off in the distance is making the mountain range look hazy, dreamy, and as if it were a line that were hand-drawn to cut the horizon in half. The mountain...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    When those big black clouds build up

    and then rain comes, the lightning seems to bounce off the surrounding peaks. It is truly a sight to behold...and the thunder is deafening.
    Manfromthemountain Manfromthemountain 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    Gus1996 Gus1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    Storms make me feel alive,

    thoughts race, body pulsates. The power and beauty of nature itself is mind blowing. I can feel the adrenaline like an invisible force from a storm
    airelle23 airelle23 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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    I love just sitting by my back door on the hard

    wood floor drawing while it rains, just sitting there sketching to the sounds of rain and taking in the sweet smell of rain. It really is a beautiful scene.
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    romygotissues romygotissues 16-17, F Apr 15, 2014

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    Still Love A Good Storm.

    As an only child on a large isolated farm with alcoholic parents, I liked to escape the abuse by climbing to the top of the highest trees on the cliff that overlooked the river many, many feet below. As the storms approached the wind began to blow, I would hold on for my life as...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Music to My Soul

    The sound of thunder, the rain hitting the roof and windows, oh it is so peaceful. The exhilaration of thunder and lightening. I love laying in my bed at night just listening to the sounds and watching the lightening flash. It calms me. Strange that such turmoil can give someone...
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2007

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    Tree Climber

    One of my favorite things to do when it is stormy outside is climb a tree. I know it sounds crazy but the evergreens are all around me and they are great for climbing-- I climb to the very top and just cling to the tree trunk. It is amazing to just shiver in the rain and feel...
    singsinshower singsinshower 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    i've always loved the raw power

    and peace in a good storm and other natural disastors if i don't hear roleing thunder every now and agin i might go insane
    wolfbud99 wolfbud99 13-15, M Jun 11, 2014

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    They Are The Best...

    ... especially if you have a lit fireplace to sit by, a cup of hot chocolate to drink, a board game in front of you and your family around you to play with.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    The sound alone is enough I make me fall asleep

    instantly but just thinking about how much power that a thunderstorm actually has is just mind boggling. Weird to find myself relaxing and falling asleep when I know that there is enough energy in one lightning bolt to vaporize me.
    Zephyr21 Zephyr21 18-21, M Feb 10, 2014

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    I Love The Sound

    Of thunder when its kinda distant and has that soft rumble and i can smell the rain in the air. The smell of rain relaxes me . My soul says aaaahhhh.
    deadgirlsfairytale deadgirlsfairytale 26-30, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    A big old bad-assed summer thunderstorm with

    thunder and lighting all around and that awesome warm rain pouring down and soaking you to the skin. I love the power of a great storm.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 6, 2014

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    I love living in California,

    but I miss the epic storms from the 2 years I lived in Minnesota.
    thesylvan thesylvan 41-45, M Jan 25, 2014

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    I Love a Storm At Night. ...

    I love a storm at night. I think the sound of the rain is beautiful. The best thing is the smell right before it rains. I can go outside and just smell the air and know that it will be raining within the next 10 minutes. It's just a wonderful scent. It's calm. The wind dies...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2007

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    There Is Nothing

    like snuggling together in the car...while watching the lightning show and hearing the thunder roll and listening to the rain land on the roof..this I do know!!
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    It's Kinda Sad

    Where I live winter is starting to set in and other then snow storms I have to wait at least 4 months for the good storms to come back.  I love a night time storm,  hearing and seeing it come closer.
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 22, 2007

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    It's the moments before the storm.

    The wind begins to increase, the sky darkens, the clouds build, and you can smell the rain in the atmosphere.
    Shamrocksalono Shamrocksalono 36-40, M 1 Response May 30, 2014

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    Rainy Day

    My new favorite rainy day memory. I was showing him my hometown and we went to one of the local state parks. Walking through when it started pouring rain. It was a little ways to the car so we stopped under a picnic shelter for the rain to stop. I say on top of the table he sat...
    goldilocks369 goldilocks369 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    starburst44 starburst44 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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    I love a pre storm / blizzard vibe.

    Preparing for an act of submission to Mother Nature. It reminds me we aren't always in charge and it helps slow us down. It's visceral - it knocks us out of our routines. Some people get viscerally crazed - you haven't had bread in the house for two weeks but OMG...we're...
    Werner351 Werner351 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    The sound of thunder,

    and seeing lightning makes me feel excited, the last good storm I saw lasted well over three quarters of an hour and I was just hanging out of my window waiting for the next bang or flash. It made me feel alive.
    Northerner242 Northerner242 22-25, M Apr 5, 2014

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    drummerchic4Christ drummerchic4Christ 18-21, F Aug 31, 2014

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    I live in a desert lately no rain in years!

    ! Lake is very low, river is a stream and streams are gone. I miss storms so much... Thunder and lightning heavy downpour of rain for days!!! Ugh... I wish I wish CA would get some rain!
    ladybugluck09 ladybugluck09 26-30, F Jul 22, 2014

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    I love a good IPA. Love the bar I goto. the girls know just what I want and have my beer for me as I sit down. Don't get no better then that
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I saw my wife's friend come over to the house this last weekend and I she is going through a divorce right now. She came over and she was wearing a brown suit took and brown...
    Notsosure123 Notsosure123 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    leinenkugel snowdrift vanilla porter. Normally I'm not into flavored beers although there are exceptions like Wachusett blueberry or Sam adams cherry wheat. This one however...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. Linda Grayson Or a really good bottle of red wine! Me
    True2Romance True2Romance 46-50, F Jan 12

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    I try to make it a habit to see a "new movie" (a movie I have not seen before) once a week. This week I tried out "Mona Lisa Smile"-- I noticed Julia Roberts as the lead and made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 13

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    And by good beer, I mean cheap beer :)
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Loved Hobbit!! Normally I don't mind going anywhere or doing anything alone, but I did discover crying like a baby at a movie I'm at by myself makes me somewhat self-conscious. Not...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4