WATCH: Welcome Warmth & Lightening

Not that it’s been cold or even cool, but a return to summer heat is always welcome in the fall, and we did get warmth today, 87 (30.5 C) was our high under sunny skies and very windy conditions, and with the wind, you pretty much know you’re on the edge of a front. Still, after 11:00 PM here, it’s 80 degree’s (26.6 C). And yes, it’s still windy, unusually windy for this hour.

Take a look at this video of some of the lightening we’ve been having. It’s only a 15 second video with the big blast coming somewhere around the 7-10 second mark. I’ve got some stills off the video that are pretty good, too.

Now then, that big lightening blast (I shot the video from the dock) was something to behold, the video didn’t do it justice. Here are three stills from that video, from the beginning of the lightening bolt, to the end. Check it out.

After it hit (shown in photo above) I was expecting to hear sirens. I thought either someone’s house, or a structure of some kind got hit. Thankfully, all is quiet over there.

So that’s the action we’ve had tonight here on Lake Minnetonka, from my place on the West Arm in Spring Park.

Tomorrow is supposed to be more normal for autumn, well, technically it’s still summer, but for this time of the year, anyway. We’ll be around 15 degree’s cooler than today. Our high is forecast to be only 72 (22.2 C) under sunny skies and calm breezes. It will feel really nice.

That’s it for tonight, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I’ll do better. Life is finally settling down!


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Author: Chip Drewry
I was raised in Fargo, ND which explains why I am a die hard NDSU Bison football fan, and a UND Fighting Sioux hockey fan. Spent a few years in Ashland, WI too. Served in the Navy and spent most of my adult life here on Lake Minnetonka, in Mound.