First, and mostly because I like to have a visual at the top of the screen, here’s this:
Last night we had such an intense and wonderful thunder and lightning storm. Actually it was more lightning than thunder, the sky was lit almost constantly by flashes of lighting all over the sky. But it was the way this storm came upon us that was the most mysterious and exciting: the night was dead quiet. Then there was a distant rumbling. It didn’t have the kind of shape of a normal thunder clap. It was more constant and long. Much lower. But obviously massive, obviously a sound from nature, not a machine. I was watching a movie and put the computer on pause to listen… Then suddenly, and I mean as if a button had been pressed, there was an intensely powerful wind and rain on the roof. Then the lightning started, and I could see the trees surrounding the house violently shaking. The lightning was so bright, so intense, so constant. I ran to get my camera but the storm had taken out our electricity so I fumbled with my camera and was unable to get a reading. About 20 minutes later the storm passed, but it was a wonderful 20 minutes.