AR thunder storms are a bit different from MD storms. The difference is:
|My experience with the thunder storms here in Arkansas is that the thunder is more similar to that of the thunder heard on the movie "Twister". The thunder seems to have more different sounds within it singular voice. I suspect this because being on top of the mountain and even being in the mountains, things would sound different. For sure to my ears the thunder is much more bold, very much more deep in tennor, and it seems to have a longer and more detailed sound.
The cloud formations seem to be different also, even viewing them from town which is below the mountain. The shapes are unlike what I used to see in MD. Also there have been patterns which I hadn't seen before. I know things are changing general, however, for me, this is seemingly to be unique to changes because of the differences in the two areas in which I've lived.
It's cloudy right now, so I plan to examine the clouds more and see what I can see. Fortunately I'm closed to them now than I was when in MD, which may have something to do with the difference in their looks, or perhaps the environment may be a deciding factor. Being closer, I should be able to view more details, and perhaps be in the clouds. I do know that there are times when the clouds are so low it looks like for, when it is actually clouds.
We've received a lot of rain within the past few weeks, which I don't know about yet. If this is normal, I'm glad to be at the top of the mountain. About a week ago I seem to remember it rained almost every day. When this occurred at the beginning I didn't realize how quickly the waters would rise. A day or two later the run-off from the roads was flowing back over some roads so quickly it washed out several through out the area.
At the bottom of the mountain or, rather near the bottom of the mountain, there is a small very short bridge which has no gard rails. The rains washed out a portion of the road on one side which was fixed relatively quickly however, it was a bit daunting when you needed to use the bridge before it was repaired. I hope to not have to go over this bridge often even when it is in very good share just because if the driver makes a mistake, well, need I say more? I can trust God for His protection and go forth, or I can stay still and go no where. I will go forth with trust in the Lord.
When it rains it can come down in buckets and then sometimes it can spit. The last rain which was each day for about 6 maybe 7 days, caused some of the lakes and other bodies of water to over flow their banks and in some places the water ran quickly across the roads so that it was very difficult and perhaps dangerous in places to use the roads. The accounts of the roads and events during the storms are from pictures, videos, and stories told to me by the people who were out in this weather, and a few experiences I had when traveling during this rainy time riding with my friend.
I plan to write more about this and will also take the time today and for a few days to take in the weather so that I can explain more about my insights and experiences in Arkansas. When I've finished this HUmm, should I refer to this as an article? I wonder? Anyway, when I complete this writing, I will then allow it to sit a while, then I hope to go back and edit it so that the readers have a nice pleasant experience and can enjoy learning about my Arkansas stormy experiences.