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i love tropical rainstorms when I don't have to go outside. I'm just sitting on the balcony with a beer watching the lightning & listening to the rain. it's the simple things that make life great.
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agreed!, and doing the same thing.
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it was crazy this afternoon. I came home from an errand at 1pm. It was hot and sunny with only the big white puffy clouds in the sky. 10 minutes later it was a heavy rainstorm. 30 minutes later it cleared and it was sunny so I went to work. May is kind of a frustrating month.
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In taiwan you really feel close to nature, with big ass thunderstorms, big ol typhoons, not the mention the quakes too.
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The storms are great. Absolutely fantastic, which is why the first thing I do when a storm is about to break is head to the roof - in Taipei at least. Lightning is such a spectacular sight.
Down south, last year, I put thin wire from the top of the lightning conductor and screwed it to the roof to see how many times the conductor got hit - when the conductor gets hit the wire will vaporise. I counted 3 last year and and 2 the year before. I don't venture on to the roof there, though.
The building is the tallest thing for a couple of miles, except for the control tower of the local airport - I've seen that get hit a couple of times too.
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last couple days were a blast here too. but I don't go on the roof anymore, lighting hits the roof too frequently. We are by the mountains so I like to drive to the mouth of a valley and watch the storm come in all hot n heavy through the valley.
i also REALLY like Kending for storm watching. on the beach, and thunderstorms coming in off the coast. the nice thing there is no matter if its coming east west or south, you can drive around the tip pretty quick to get the best angle. no one does storms better than Taiwan
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