So this morning I was sleeping through a particularly intense severe thunderstom. There was literally lightning every few seconds. This was odd, because A) I don't usually sleep well through storms, and B) it was early in the morning... probably 6:00 or 7:00. But I digress.
So I was sleeping (poorly) and all of a sudden I was jolted awake by an incredibly loud, and not entirely unlike thunder, noise. It kind
of just sounded like an explosion. No rumbling, just a very very loud bang.
I look out the window, and it was so
windy, I pretty much thought that the trees were going to fall over. Not only that, but my whole house was shaking so hard that all of the doors were rattling in their frames. At first I thought someone was trying to get in my apartment, but then I realized that my bed was shaking too.
Needless to say, I thought the whole world was going to hell in a handbasket, and that I was going to die.
And then, less than a minute later, it was over.
The wind stopped, the lightning stopped; even the rain stopped. And then, after a few minutes, it started raining/thundering again.
So, what was it that happened? Why was my house shaking (its a huge, old, sturdy house with apartments in it)? Did I possibly experience a downburst
? Perhaps a wayward tornado (though this seems highly unlikely as there was really no damage)? I suppose its possible that my house was struck by lightning, but that wouldn't explain the shaking/wind/power still being on.