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    Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Woke up at 5 to my window being absolutely pounded by rain and wind. Got up opened my front door and it was probably the most ridiculous storm I've ever seen. Dropping buckets or rain and had to have been blowing at a constant 40-50 mph at one point.


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    As I was about to leave for work, one of the big blasts of thunder set off a car alarm somewhere nearby. Noticed quite a few branches down too.



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Rain? Thunderstorm? What are these things you are talking about?


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Lots of thunder here, not a drop of rain. Durn it.


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    There was one boom of thunder that was probably heard all over the state of Iowa.



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by cy4prez7 View Post
    Woke up at 5 to my window being absolutely pounded by rain and wind. Got up opened my front door and it was probably the most ridiculous storm I've ever seen. Dropping buckets or rain and had to have been blowing at a constant 40-50 mph at one point.
    Where was this at?



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by gwoodclone View Post
    As I was about to leave for work, one of the big blasts of thunder set off a car alarm somewhere nearby. Noticed quite a few branches down too.
    You on the west side too? I heard that this morning as I was fixing my flag and getting ready to leave.



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdDog View Post
    Where was this at?
    I live out in West Ames.


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    You on the west side too? I heard that this morning as I was fixing my flag and getting ready to leave.
    Also heard a car alarm going off after that one!


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    I live in south Ames where we got 1.4 inches of badly needed rain. The storm began modestly about 4:50 am, and for ten or fifteen minutes it looked like we would get nothing but a sprinkle, but then at about 5:10 or so, the thunder increased, the wind howled, and a very strong downpour began. How long it lasted I cannot say because I went back to sleep. When I got up at 7:45, I checked my gauge and was surprised to see the 1.4.
    We badly needed it, but I don't think this amount was widespread; the cells were small and scattered, so south Ames lucked out.



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Woke me up in north ames. Which was good because the beer I had drank made me fall asleep on the couch. Probably saved me a sore back.



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitkat View Post
    I live in south Ames where we got 1.4 inches of badly needed rain. The storm began modestly about 4:50 am, and for ten or fifteen minutes it looked like we would get nothing but a sprinkle, but then at about 5:10 or so, the thunder increased, the wind howled, and a very strong downpour began. How long it lasted I cannot say because I went back to sleep. When I got up at 7:45, I checked my gauge and was surprised to see the 1.4.
    We badly needed it, but I don't think this amount was widespread; the cells were small and scattered, so south Ames lucked out.
    Feast or Famine. These cells were moving very slowly and just let those downpours add up. I bet probably someone within a couple miles radius from you only saw a few raindrops.


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitkat View Post
    I live in south Ames where we got 1.4 inches of badly needed rain. The storm began modestly about 4:50 am, and for ten or fifteen minutes it looked like we would get nothing but a sprinkle, but then at about 5:10 or so, the thunder increased, the wind howled, and a very strong downpour began. How long it lasted I cannot say because I went back to sleep. When I got up at 7:45, I checked my gauge and was surprised to see the 1.4.We badly needed it, but I don't think this amount was widespread; the cells were small and scattered, so south Ames lucked out.
    it downpoured in West Ames until about 545. At 510 I looked outside and it honestly looked like a hurricane was starting. The rain was coming down not in drops but in sheets blowing in every direction. I've never seen anything like it!



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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    In north Ames by Ada Hayden we got rain but I'm not sure how much as my daughters broke my rain gauge this spring. I was woken up by thunder and heard rain coming down hard on the roof and windows.


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    Re: Early Morning Thunderstorm

    Went through Canada also.... was awesome show of lights and rain..... I sat on the porch and watched it....Kids crying because they were scared...... But man was it awesome. Great when your out in the country watching it roll in and then out again.



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