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Strange Thunder

Discussion in 'The OT' started by ProfLonghair, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 #1 of 11
    ProfLonghair

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    Yesterday, around 5:40 AM, we had what sounded like an approaching thunderstorm. It was unique in that it sounded like one continuous roll of thunder, with maybe a few small breaks. I know there were several distinct rolls, but they overlapped so much it was a bit tough to tell.

    Here's what makes this worth reporting:

    1) I never saw any lightning flares. It sounded distant, so I figured it never quite got to our area,

    BUT

    2) It managed to reset the clock on the microwave, start the D* receiver in the basement (happens on some pikes, but not sure why only this one), and that's it. No other clocks, fans, nothing else

    3) It didn't show up on radar. I check online when I got up @ 6, and weather.com has about an hour or so of the most recent radar, and it was clear.

    Any ideas what that was? If it was cloud-to-cloud, it would have had to have been high enough to escape radar, and yet somehow, close enough to effect at least some of my electronics.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 #2 of 11
    MysteryMan

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    "There is a fifth dimension...a dimension of sight and sound and mind...you've just crossed over to..."
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 #3 of 11
    jeffshoaf

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    I had a similar experience a few weeks ago in the wee hours of the morning - at first I thought it was a large truck rumbling down the driveway next to my house.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 #4 of 11
    mystic7

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    You thought that was strange? That was only the beginning. Yes... only the beginning...
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 #5 of 11
    wilbur_the_goose

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    probably cloud-to-cloud in a dry thunderstorm. No rain = no RADAR echoes.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 #6 of 11
    LarryFlowers

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    And they call the thunder.... Aurora!
     

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  7. Aug 3, 2010 #7 of 11
    Jack White

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    I hope it didn't sound too much like the thunder in the remake of War of The Worlds with Tom Cruise

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  8. Aug 3, 2010 #8 of 11
    Matt9876

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    I lived in south Florida for ten years and twice this happened shortly after a thunder storm had cleared the area about 15 min after sunlight had returned.

    One single clap (Extra loud!!) of thunder that shook windows,walls,ground and so on,Never detected a flash but that was probably due to full daylight conditions.

    It was just the title of this thread that reminded me of the events,Both times it didn't seem extremely close but what made it note worthy was the extreme power of the sound/bolt.:eek2:
     
  9. Aug 3, 2010 #9 of 11
    RobertE

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    Aliens. Actually aliens with probes. We'll leave it at that before it becomes family unfriendly. :p
     
  10. photostudent

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    This was called "Rolling Thunder" back before it became a military term. No uncommon.
     
  11. ProfLonghair

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    Would cloud to cloud cause enough electrical disturbance to reset clocks and stuff?

    Funny, been watching that the last week or so while on the treadmill.

    Oh, and this morning MORE than made up for it. Around 3:30AM, had worse thunder, but this one definitely had lightning and rain. I don't know that I've ever seen that much lightning in my life
     

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