Joe Killian sends me a note reading:
The weather here (in NC, near Charlotte) is nuts right now.
Today I walked outside at 9 a.m. and was sweating through my clothing.
At a little after 5 p.m. the sky opened up and a torrential downpour of rain and hail made it nearly impossible to drive, lightning setting fires and knocking down trees, exploding transformers as roads flooded and people were trapped in restaurants.
A few hours later all was dark and quiet, and so hot you feel youâ€™re walking around in a wet, warm blanket.
And I had to write the weather story for the local daily.
It felt like I was tapping out a bad parody of Revelations.