Rain, Hail, Lightning, Thunder and Tornadoes – Oh My!

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Rain, Hail, Lightning, Thunder and Tornadoes – Oh My!


Last night was a wild weather night in Colorado.  It all started around 5:00 pm at my house.  First we had incredible gusts of wind, then out of nowhere, hail stones started pelting the ground.  Pretty soon, rain was falling in buckets.  Next came the tornado sirens (3 times).  Of course, instead of going down to the basement to take cover, I went out to the street in front of my house to see if I could get a picture of any tornado clouds.  I got a couple of cool cloud shots, but then the hail started pelting me in the head and my husband made me come in.  (I think he was worried about the camera). 


The house lit up all night long with intense lightning strikes and booming thunder.  My golden retriever, Rocky, didn’t leave my side for a minute. 


Colorado does have some extreme weather at times.  Never a dull moment!




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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Belinda - We got the show up here, but not the rain, hail or tornadoes (there was ping-pong size hail reported east of here!). Great thunderstorm viewing!

Jun 07, 2012 01:36 AM #1
Jeffrey Funk
eXp Realty - Windermere, FL
Broker Associate | Team Leader

Belinda - Neat photographs, even though you probably should have been INSIDE! ;)


Jun 07, 2012 01:37 AM #2
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Belinda, if you didn't have the bad weather, you would never see the rainbow!

Jun 07, 2012 01:57 AM #3
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

great photos. Not sure if I would have been as brave though and gone outside. :0)

Jun 07, 2012 02:24 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Now you tell us about severe storms after we have told everybody about the wonderful weather in Colorado.

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Jun 07, 2012 02:35 AM #5
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

The rainbow was a special treat.  It only last about 12 minutes but long enough for me to snap a quick picture.  Today looks like another fun weather day!

Jun 07, 2012 06:03 AM #6

Awesome pics!  I was to lazy lounging and watching True Blood to get up, but we had a good storm out here, which both boys slept right through.

Jun 07, 2012 08:26 AM #7
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Like any dedicated blogger, you stayed out to take pictures. Can't blame your husband for thinking you're losing it. Great rainbow.

Jun 07, 2012 09:13 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Belinda -- sounds as if you had a pretty incredible light show -- probably best to stay indoors if/when it happens again.   

Jun 07, 2012 10:49 AM #9
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Belinda, CO surely has had the excitement with weather lately.  GReat job on the pics.  Don't make us worry about you being outside in that kind of weather...

Jun 07, 2012 01:38 PM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Belinda, I had no idea your area had such bad storms. I guess they are everywhere and we just don't hear about them.

Jun 07, 2012 02:58 PM #11
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Rain, Hail, Lightning, Thunder and Tornadoes wow... How did I miss all this news!  Dry as a bone here, not a cloud in the sky and calm.  Oh how we would love rain... don't need the hail, lightning or tornadoes!  Still dealing with wildfires on this end of the line.

Jun 07, 2012 08:58 PM #12
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Belinda - it just goes to show how intrepid ActiveRainers are. They go through rain, storms, and dark of ......rainbows to get the story. Great pictures. We had another monsoon yesterday-all day and last night too.

Jun 07, 2012 10:07 PM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Beautiful shots Belinda of Colorado's many weather scenes. Glad Rocky had a nice place to cozy up to!

Jun 07, 2012 11:28 PM #14
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Belinda

Belinda my friend, we have also been having some mighty wild Weater here, the only thing we did not get were Tornados. Those sure are outstanding photo shoots.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jun 08, 2012 01:12 PM #15
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego!

Jul 01, 2012 11:45 PM #16
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