I was standing on my perch, just watching this thunderstorm develop to the west. Seemed pretty routine when... Whammo, the gust front hit and nearly knocked me off my feet! Had a hard time even getting back in the door. Found out later that it was a solid 65mph! What followed was a lot of rain and wind, but not much lightning.. areas to the south got slammed though.
Looks like hot and sunny for the next week, so I'll have to find something other than clouds to shoot!. :-D
Roanoke,Va June 2011