Friday, August 29, 2008

Hurricane Force!

Last night, we had some weather here in Phoenix. This morning the radio blabbed about "hurricane force" and "slammed into Phoenix" and so on and so on.

Being good Minnesotans (transplanted to Phoenix), Lady Luck and I naturally went outside to check it out. The lightning was nearly constant, and spectacular. We had just gone inside when the rain began to pour down. According to, it was coming down at 6 inches of rain per hour. I was glad I wasn't out riding right then.

Good thing it didn't rain that hard for a whole hour.

As usual, things are all hosed down here, because Phoenix wasn't built to last. Trees fell, power went out, houses melted like so much sloppy newspaper.

In all, pretty entertaining for a couple of weather-watchers. Yay weather!