ok..nowadays, here in paradise, we're getting daily rain, thunder or thunder/lightning and rain all together. Two days ago, one such storm passed overhead and the loudest thundwer and brightest lightning I'd ever seen. I was opening my balcony door to see what the fuss was when it hit about 0.5 mile away. It was so loud that I think my defib almost triggered due to the concussion. Most likely and the worst time for all this is between 2pm and sunset.
I ran back in the apartment and dove under my thunder-phobic dog. He just looked at me and rolled his eyes. He then went online and booked his flight up north. Unfortunately in upstate NY where we had lived, it's doing just about the same thing.
Sunny and humid now, in between sun showers and frog-stranglers.