Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The big cloud
It's that time of year again, the monsoon season has begun and the afternoon skies begin to fill up with clouds, big clouds. Sunday night the cloud build-up actually turned into some wind and rain for the valley. Very little rain for central Phoenix but the east valley cities of Tempe and Mesa got a lot of rain and some damaging winds to go with it.
The television weather man said that Phoenix wouldn't see any rainfall and that the storm would pass us by heading for the outlying areas. At exactly 10:00 PM I was sitting in a perfectly quiet house, checking my email when CRASH/BANG, a very loud clap of thunder startled me out of my chair. I hadn't even seen a flash. What followed was about 10 minutes of wind and light rain. Just when I though I might fall asleep to the patter of rain on the roof, it stopped and was all done for the night.