We were warned about this storm, which passed through last week. It had the potential for some real damage, with high winds up to 60 mph, large hail, and possible tornadoes. I felt very brave going out to photograph it and at times didn't know whether I should keep on shooting or run home and crawl under the bed.
However, despite some dramatic flashes of lightning deep down in the belly of those monstrous clouds, there was always clear sky above my head. The moon looked down on the boiling storm a-borning, and all seemed pretty calm from where I stood.
Then the clouds moved away toward the east and I never heard anything about storm damage, just reports of some October snowfall on Sierra Blanca Peak, over near Ruidoso. It was the really, really big storm that just... didn't!
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