I am all about summer storms. The warmth plus the wet coolness plus the thunder and lightnight. Throw in there that it's happening at night and I am sold. I especially like sitting out on my (covered) porch and watching.
One thing I've noticed about the heavy storms up here is that they often include a warning about possible hail. Almost every thunderstorm has resulted in a National Weather Service scroll across the TV warning about the impending balls of ice.
And it's pretty reliable. Severe thunderstorm = hail warning.
Anyone know enough about weather systems to explain why hail accompanies summer storms up here?