Last night we had a pretty powerful thunderstorm move across us. About 3:00 we woke up to what sounded like a 747 crashing in our backyard. No airplane back there, but a strong west to east front that carried a lot of rain and noise and light with it.
I gotta admit,TX has the worst freakin' thunderstorms.I live just outside New Orleans,so I've been thru lots of bad thunderstorms etc. However the two worst thunderastorms I was ever in were in TX.
About 7 years ago,I was on Hy287 driving between DFW and Amarillo.Just past Wichita Falls at about midnight the sky just exploded-driving rain blinding me, high gusty winds bouncing me all over the road,and lightening/thunder blasting the night.I finally stopped in Childress(I think that was the name),and stayed in a $21.95/night motel(clerk was behind bullet proof glass-fancy gadget to pass your $$ thru-charged me $3 extra for my dog)
The second time was on I-40 about 150 E of Amarillo.It was actually in OK-near Weatherford,I think??Well,the sky exploded again-wind rain etc,and suddenly the horizon was filled with these HUGE WINDMILLS!! It was like a scary SciFi movie;the windmills came out of nowhere on either side of the road-strobing with the lightening.
TX especially the panhandle, has world class bad weather-hot in the summer with terrible thunderstorms and tornados,cold and windy in the winter.
I like TX-Nice folks(and very good roads),but bad weather!!Great rest stops also!! I-10 along the bottom of TX seems to have better weather-but hotter!!
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