There is rain, and then there is RAIN. The kind of rain that puts on a show. The kind that commands attention with suspense and excitement. The kind that engages all your senses on a panoramic stage and boasts bigger! louder! more!
Act 1: You can feel the weight of something about to happen… You wonder. Then it is suddenly dark and you look up as the sun departs and a massive dark cloud rolls in.
Act 2: You feel a drop, you smell dirt, and before there is time to react, dixie-cup size rain drops are awkwardly plopping down all around you. You are drawn into the craziness!
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Intermission: Then it is eerily quiet as the sun makes a brief reappearance. You talk amongst yourselves.
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Act 3: Then, you regroup under an awning just in time for the dark cloud’s grand return. The sky lights up and cracks in half! The rumble, crackle, and thud surrounds you! You are startled! Again, then again, louder and closer! You’re hooked! You don’t want it to end, but it does just as quickly as it started… And the sun takes a colorful bow.
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Did you enjoy the show?
Want to learn a little bit about lightning? Watch this National Geographic video!