A few nights ago it was not only raining, but also lightning-ing and thundering something brutal. A bit unusual for this area since weather is usually moderated—thus diluted—by the ocean, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed every guttural grumble. The thunderclaps boomed so loudly and for so long, my entire apartment shimmied!
On a related note, I encourage you to check out Jim Reed's website (especially if you're into admiring extreme weather patterns); he's a bona fide storm chaser. How cool is that?