Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Angry sky

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway gets it's share of bad weather. When you're out there 15 miles or so over the water, you're pretty exposed. High wind advisories are not uncommon -- they suddenly lower the speed limit on those electronic signs to 45 mph.

It wasn't good enough for us the other day when this suprise greeted us. The sky became almost black as night, the white caps on the lake started appearing and then the rain came.
We were hard pressed to keep up 30 mph -- the wind was whipping the car around. Then I saw something I had never seen. The wind started pushing the white caps down -- it pushed straight down and pushed the lake nearly still in a few places.

The end of this story is that we made it safely to our boiled crabs dinner -- the crabs were more than delicious.

--steve buser

10 comments:

karlis of rigadailyphotos said...

I've never seen such angry sky in real life. Looks like you're chasing tornado, doesn't it?

NorthBayPhoto said...

Definitely an angry looking sky. I would feel a bit exposed having to travel that far over water.

Do you get many tornadoes in the area?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Maybe all of that weather was a warning not to eat the boiled crabs. Maybe the ocean needed the crabs. I have no idea but a lot of people would heed warnings like that. I like the photo and it looks like a huge waterspout. Is that it?

Abraham Lincoln
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Beetle said...

Oh amazing for me...GREAT one! we saw once in TV channel that there are exist travel agent specialist in chasing thunder storm in USA

Jilly said...

What a stunning photograph. Loved your posting yesterday too.

RamblingRound said...

Not sure I could keep traveling toward a cloud like that! Like the others, I wonder if this is a great big waterspout. Glad you made it across safely.

Karola&Pamp said...

Wow Steve!!! Your photos are better and better. This photo shows really awesome. The lights on the street make a very good contrast to this hellish clouds.

Emily Lin said...

Tornado! I agree with you, it's definitely looking pretty angry. Glad that you reached safely for your boiled crabs dinner. :D

Nice photo. Love the unique colour of the tornado.

marc said...

Steve, what a brilliant photo! Very atmospheric!

skuiki said...

very impressive sky. very impressive photo :)