Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Afternoon Thunderstorm in Windhoek

Finally a great downpour yesterday. My house got some 25 millimeters which is just great! That saves us having to water for a couple of days. Theses pictures here were taken outside Denu Distributors yesterday afternoon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

First Thunderstorm of the new season 2008/2009

Finally a break in the heat with some cloud cover Saturday afternoon, along with a light thunderstorm. Sunday was overcast all day, with some good lightning in the evening.
This lightning picture was taken Saturday afternoon. (The day the Sharks beat the Bulls 14-9 in the 2008 ABSA Currie Cup - YeHA!)

Friday, October 10, 2008

N.Y. Man Struck By Lightning At Gas Station

Man Knocked Out, Suffered Blistering

POSTED: 10:25 am EDT October 3, 2008

UPDATED: 11:22 am EDT October 3, 2008


BARKER, N.Y. -- William Hall got a real shock when he went to fill up his gas tank -- he was hit by a bolt of lightning.

The western New York man was putting gasoline into his pickup truck Wednesday at a Niagara County convenience store when he was struck by lightning.

The bolt knocked out the 44-year-old Hall for a few minutes and caused some blistering, but otherwise he was OK.

His wife was sitting in the truck but wasn't injured.

One of the store's surveillance cameras shows the lightning bolt hitting the parking lot while another shows Hall toppling over next to the gas pump after being struck.

Hall returned to the store Thursday to finish filling up his truck.