I wish we got more lightning and thunderstorms where I live. I love watching lightning and going to sleep to thunder. However, there can be too much of a good thing. Ever tried to sleep in a tent during a very close lightning storm? Lots of flashing and deafening noise equals no sleep for me.
@therealjrn@tweezak When I was a kid, our parents used to take us all over in a pop-up camper for summer vacations. During one camping trip in Cape Cod, a thunderstorm rolled in and the sky lit up constantly for something like an hour. Between sheet lightning and regular lightning, I think there must have been over 100 strikes a minute. At times you could have easily read a book. My dad was seriously considering packing us all in the car and abandoning the camper. (There were a couple of times we did; I don’t think this was one of them). It was pretty scary, but my fascination definitely overwhelmed whatever fear there was. The next morning the newspapers said it was the most intense lightning storm on the cape in over a century of keeping records.
But yeah, no sleep.
usually great for sleeping or just enjoyment if it’s not yet bedtime. however, occasionally annoying and terrible for sleep. last summer we got a few where the cracks of thunder were so intense they’d set car alarms off. and we live in a city so it was like…