Armaggeddon in the Midlands!

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Craig
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Armaggeddon in the Midlands!

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Was anyone else struck by that storm today? Absolutely incredible! Sounded like someone dragging tables around upstairs at work but then realised it was thunder. Quadrouple barrel flashes of forked lightning, and literally rumbles of thunder every 2 to 3 seconds. Within 30 minutes the power was out, the sky almost black and the car park was a lake. One member of staff was up to her knees in water reaching her car. Never seen anything even remotely like it!

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Incredible wasn't it?

Bow waves and blackness at midday......
Boiling hot and bone dry at 18:00.

Crazy weather!


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We got stuck right in the middle of it. We were driving from north Wales and onto the M6 for Lancaster when the heavens opened up. I quickly let the car coast to about 20mph as with everybody else the wipers on full and still had a hard time seeing out the windshield. There must have been at least an inch of water on te road. Scary but fun times.

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My neighbours house was hit by lightning - apparently the chimney exploded and there are bits of it all over the road. Every electrical item in their house has been bricked. Whats worrying is its a semi so mine will most likely be the same. The problem now is i'm stuck out here (Kandahar) for the next ten weeks before I can get home and do anything about it....

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Two of my work colleagues were affected in Leicester,,,both by hailstones. One smashed greenhouse and one smashed car windscreen.
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Radar on intensity of the rain and lightning strikes
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Over 111,000 lightning strikes recorded with a peak of around 1,000 in 5 minutes

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