This afternoon as I left the office around 3pm and sauntered out into the 104°, I was not surprised by the overcast skies, the distant roar of thunder, and an occasional streak of lightening to the southeast.. It's not uncommon for Las Vegas to have monsoon storms during the months of July and August.
The temperature dropped quickly as the storm rolled in (down to 85°). As I drove towards home the rain started to fall, and it came down fast and furiously. The roads flood quickly here in these kinds of rains. 2" of rain in 45 minutes is A LOT of rain. A couple times I pulled into a nearby parking lot and watched the cars, the rain, and the sirens from paramedics, ambulances and police as they whizzed by. It seemed that every corner was either flooded with water or there was an accident, or even an automobile stuck in the depths of the water. I had to make several U turns in order to work my way through the traffic only to take another street and have the same thing happen again. It took me an hour and a half and and half of tank of gas (well almost) in order to go what should of been a 15-20 minute drive.
I LOVE the rain IF I can stay home and not drive in it. It could rain 24/7 for all I care. And Las Vegas desperately needs rain. So for 45 minutes we had our rain....and although I wasn't home I made it home safely and was able to enjoy the weather as it calmed down and got back to normal
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