I was awaken with the sounds of thunder shaking the windows early this morning. I have not seen thunder, lightning and rain like that in a long time, especially around hear in the Lower Mainland (Frazer Valley).
At one point the thunder was so loud that felt it on my chest. Once my eyes were open I could not go back to sleep again, the flashes were about once every 20 to 30 seconds–very disrupting for sleep. The storm lasted about half an hour with several periods of very heavy rain fall.
Glad I have the day off from work today!