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January 16, 2013

Anticipating the gathering storm

Ada —  

The silent fury of the thunderstorm was contrasted with pastel colors and rich hues of red.

Light burst forth, intensifying the beauty. It anviled off high above the southeast Oklahoma landscape. From 150 miles away, it was nearly impossible to distinguish the illumination dancing across the sky from wartime television footage of the Iraq war.

An occasional healthy gust of air assaulted a driver who kept a white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel to maintain control.

The storm was not even close to Pontotoc County. Indeed, it appeared that Stillwater was taking the brunt of the violent weather. From a distance, its sheer beauty was mind-numbing; its core violence shocking.

Weather is a fascination.

 

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