Another beautiful day in the Florida Keys. I cannot imagine anything more boring than being a weather forecaster in this part of the country. If you pull up the Accuweather Forecast for the Florida Lower Keys, it's the same every day. With a rare exception of course; as in Tropical Storm Isaac a few weeks ago.
We pretty much hung out at Bluewater Key all day swimming and kayaking around Lower Sugarloaf Sound.
Tonight again there were storm clouds building many many miles out over the Atlantic south of the Keys. Last night the same thing happened. The clouds are so far away that you can see the lightning but never hear any thunder. So far away that you can see several complete thunderstorms. The lightning inside and around the huge clouds puts on quite a show. Monday night, I commented to Pam that they are so far away that they are probably over Cuba. And when I pulled up the weather radar online, sure enough, they were over the north coast of Cuba.
Tonight we saw some of the same type of storms. Again so far away over the Atlantic that no thunder could be heard. I decided to try to get a few pictures. They are a bit grainy, but the best I can offer under the circumstances.
The first few are shots toward the East.
This shot is due South:
For anyone that is interested, the first 3 shots were taken at f2.8, ASA1600, with a shutter speed of 15 seconds. The last two were f2.8, ASA800, shutter speed of 15 seconds.