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Before the deluge

Nearly 18 miles along the Somerville Community Path, the Charles and the Minuteman. I got caught in a wicked downpour about two-thirds of the way through. No surprise — the clouds looked pretty foreboding the whole time I was out.

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  1. nancy aronson

    Did you happen to catch the double rainbow?

  2. Mike LaBonte

    At least you escaped the lightning. My lightning sensor in Methuen detected up 84 strikes in 45 minutes, peaking at 38 in a 10 minute period. Some big ones too. But they were closer to the I-495 beltway. This map shows the last 24 hours:;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;ts=0;y=42.3809;x=-71.2436;z=9;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;ts24=1;

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