Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours


The other day I was lamenting the fact that here we were well over a month into monsoon season and the storms so far have been pretty pathetic. Whatever happened to the days of "extreme dog walking" which have been well documented in this LJ? I would come home from work and the clouds would already be building. I would get Anubis or Mesa and start off on walkies. About 20-30 minutes later we would find ourselves in the middle of a lightning storm which would scare the shit out of me (and Anubis. Mesa didn't care.) Whatever happened to the storms that would fill my 30-gallon rain barrels in about 15 minutes? Well...I finally got my wish! We had the first really good monsoon rain last night. It was perfect! Lots of lightning and driving rain. And now with cell phones, it's easy to capture the action. This was shot just after the main storm had passed. Here, allaboutweather, this is how you take storm video. *snerk* Best bit is at 0:39.

After this we hopped in the car and headed off to a couple of arroyo crossings to see if there was any good flash flood action. Nah. It looked like the arroyo coming down from the mesa flowed. Fortunately the channel that my neighbor and I dug about 10 years ago is still effective in moving the water away from our houses.
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