Skywatch Friday – Spring Storm Coming Through


This past Tuesday we knew we were having a storm blow through. Usually no big deal to Okies but this was supposed to be bad. The running and bicycling groups on facebook were cancelling their runs and rides and when that happens you know its bad. I went walking around Lafortune Park at noon and the clouds were already building.


As an aside, they were getting ready to open up the golf course again on May 1. I don’t golf any longer and I didn’t understand why they closed. They are opening up, only one person per cart unless you are in the same household. No pulling the flag on putts and they have removed the rakes for the sand traps.


Sorry, back on focus. Later that afternoon the winds got wild and woolly. We put the dog crates in our “safe space.” We lost our satellite tv reception but I have a digital antenna for the tv I use as a computer monitor in my office so we were able to monitor the weather. No tornadoes locally but there were tornado alerts.


And afterwards we saw one of the biggest displays of mammatus clouds I have ever seen. Usually they are subtle, nothing subtle about these. Everybody in town was posting the clouds on facebook and instagram.


I was able to fly my drone a little bit as the winds died down. Early on, it almost got away from me but I was able to bring it back. I have a mavic mini and it weighs only 249 grams so you have to be careful, especially when you are a rookie pilot.


Later we had a partial rainbow. Here is the northern segment, looking northeast from our house.


And the southern segment looking to the southeast. Storms can be kind of scary and we came out of this one okay and the air was cool and fresh. We’ll be having these all spring and summer I suspect.

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20 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Spring Storm Coming Through

  1. Eileen


    Beautiful sky captures. I have always enjoyed watching a stormy sky. I think a lot of gold courses stayed open, I know my BIL has been playing in NC. Thanks for hosting Skywatch! Take care and stay safe, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend!

  2. Barb

    I have a feeling that the drone is going to be a good toy for retirement! I’m really liking the photos you’re taking with it. I think living in a tornado prone area would be scary.

  3. Pat

    What a wild assortment of stormy clouds! All your photos are amazing, Yogi.

    We keep hoping for rain but so far the only moisture we had all spring has been small snow squalls. Large C130 planes have been flying over our neighborhood add they are practicing water drops fro wildfires. Praying that never needs to be done for real.

  4. Nancy Chan

    Storms are scary. We have our share of thunderstorm with strong winds, felling tress and damaging houses and cars in some areas. Beautiful images of rain clouds, before and after storm photos. Our movement control order is being slowly being relaxed and some small businesses are allowed to operate. Happy 1st of May! Its Labour Day here.

  5. Paspii

    Never seen cloud formations like that. Must be very impressive to see it in person.

    I like the look of your neighborhood, very nice looking place!

    Keep Safe!

  6. Alana

    I remember, in the years I lived in Kansas and Arkansas (Arkansas was near the Oklahoma border) how scary some of those skies and storms could be. Our private golf courses were open, closed, then opened again with some different rules. Our rules (New York State) don’t allow carts and, of course, social distance must be maintained. We are supposed to have an announcement today about partial reopenings, at least in our part of the state, which was not hit nearly as hard as New York City was.

  7. A ShutterBug Explores

    Awesome photos of very dynamic skies ~ glad it was not a damaging storm and y’all were safe ~ Lovely half rainbow ~ Gotta go through the difficulties to get a rainbow time ~ eh???

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Amy Franks

    I actually love a really good storm, don’t know why, I just do as for the golf clubs, they have only just opened here but only for maintenance.

  9. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Clapping! You were a brave pilot sending that drone up and away. Boy, what magnificent photos you were able to get and share. I have never seen clouds like those. Be safe.

  10. Sallie

    Wow. This post has to be one of the most interesting SkyWatch posts ever… amazing clouds. Apparently no serious problems from the storm? Maybe you said that in the post, I might have forgotten to read the words as I was so in awe of the pictures.

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