I wil admit it. I'm hooked on them and severe weather in general. Not a storm-chaser, though ...
Same here. I love watching thunder storms, particularly electric storms. We used to have some of those in Johannesburg, South Africa, and why I remember them particularly is that I was staying in a high-rise on the eleventh floor, with window to window front, so I could watch the whole show with my curtains open. Vancouver, Canada was a bit boring though. Just fine pissy drizzly stuff with none of the action. I like hard pelting rain drops as well. The stuff that drenches you completely and makes the earth smell rich.
Here in the Middle East, when it does storm once in a million years, it's over before one can really have a look at it. Haven't experienced an electric storm here yet. But did witness a cloud burst once. I was at the tail end of a journey, and was able to take cover in a building while everything around me was changing into dams of water. Reminded me of the good ol' days.
I agree, thunderstorms are fun to watch. It is more fun to watch, in my opinion, if you are out in the country so that you can see the lightining better. I like to watch them when out in the country but when I am in the city they seem kind of dull.
Yes indeed some of the sights are fascinating and I agree it's fun to watch such spectacular images. However, it would be different for people actually present in a thunderstorm lol
Actually sometimes they may not even be safe to be in
I think they are a great example of the wonders of the natural world. It's something we constantly try to replicate, but I don't think we will.
I like watching lightning storms from a distance, and this happened only once somewhere in 2006, I think or 2007.
Fortunately, I left after sometime, coz it was a storm that came in and sweeped up the place with rain and strong winds.
(Possiblility on storms today for us)
I like storms to the point of the winds getting hurricane force. I like the storms when the winds are at 60-70MPH but to the point of one of the storms we had, it was blowing a good 75-80MPH and that was scary.
I don't like tornadoes, either.
@mattzz. I did it once as well. With a tripod. But it turned into a real bummer. Needed to have exposed it for longer I think. Haven't tried it again since then. But yes, probably not a very savvy thing to do when there is an electric storm.
Weather is really interesting. It is an attraction though requires respect. I think it is like the sea. Walking along the beach can be so quieting but in some conditions is it wise to play around. Picture taking is very cool but I wonder if we detach ourselves from what is going on sometimes?
I watch some thunderstorms and see what they do and how. Sometimes I watch them to get inspiration for my website. I once had a career in storm chasing but those days are over. I'm not really crazy about them but,I like watching them sometimes.