While we did not get a tornado, there were places around us that did. They also got very large hail stones (so thankful that ours were not any bigger than a nickel).
This is what the sky looked like before the deluge hit.
The clouds were twirling and rolling around. Then the rain came. We got 3" in less than 3/4 of an hour.
This is a picture after it let up a little bit. At one time you could not even see across the street and seeing down into the valley was an impossibility.
If you look closely you can see the rain coming out of the downspout from our eaves. Once again this is when I actually could open the door to get a picture. It was coming twice as fast when the rain was at it's hardest.
The sky is clouding once again, but at least we got to BBQ. Power was off and since the rain had stopped this was our only way of getting a meal.
Hopefully we will not have any tornadoes and the rest of the evening will be uneventful.
One last picture of an well known eating establishment on our main street just after the storm hit and the power went off.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.