Living in Oregon as we did before coming to Pennsylvania, my kids had never experienced a real thunderstorm. We'd have a little rumbling and some flashes now and then, but it wasn't the real thing. Last night we got it.
It had been a hot, but not too humid, day. A little after dinner it suddenly got really windy. As in stuff flying around the yard, small branches and leaves hurling off trees. The lights flickered. We shut the computers down. A breaker popped. The clouds came in. The thunder was LOUD! The lightning flashes were quick and bright.
Then the rain came - sheets of it, pounding down. Puddles formed immediately. The street looked flooded and the wind was so high it looked like waves were forming.
And then, within 10 minutes, it was done.