100 Word Challenge: Storm

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season opens on Thursday, June 1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) – the government entity that is all things hurricanes and cyclones – has predicted an above-normal storm season.

A traditional storm season runs from June 1 to November 30, sometimes a storm forms earlier, sometimes storms run later than November. NOAA’s season prediction translates into a 70% probability of 11-17 named storms, 5-9 of those developing into hurricanes, and of those, 2-4 building to major storms – which is maximum sustained winds of more than 111 mph.

Whatever the storm activity is this year, being a resident of a Gulf Coast town, I have more than a passing interest in the weather for the next six months.

We’re due. I’m not trying to bring disaster down on us, but it’s been several years since a major storm has made landfall on my little coastal town. We’re ready, but it’s like waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop. Every time there are reports of a new storm forming, I begin watching tracking maps and listening to forecasts.

I’ll be watching out for Franklin, and Katia, Gert and Philippe, Vince and Rina.

Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. ~ Kin Hubbard

This week’s word is:

Storm

What to do:

Using “storm” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

4 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Storm

  1. Seems I was a bit late for this one. But I’ll add that I’ve done it anyhow. I’m looking forward to this next week’s (tho not more whining, omg!).
    You know I always return to 100 Word Challenge to get my feet wet again and start writing. I love it (and I speak about that in this post, too.).

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  2. Nothing like a good rain storm to make me curl up under a blanket wtih a good book. Dozing off to the sound of rain on the roof is good, too. Here is my submission on this week’s prompt – Storm

    Shortly after we were married we purchased a one hundred year old farmhouse in farm country. The house had three ancient-looking pointed lighting rods adorned with a crackled glass ball on the peak of the roof. Thick wire connected them then ran down the side of the house into the ground. If lightning struck, the charge would follow the wire down into the ground and dissipate rather than setting the house on fire. This theory is all well and good but does little to alleviate my fear of lightning or is it really fear of the thunder preceding it?

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    1. I have always loved thunderstorms and lightning. These storm are especially spectacular watching them come in over open water. The vista is so wide, you can see just how big they really are

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