Crash, Bang, Boom

That’s what it sounded like last night around our house. We received a massive thunderstorm around 9 p.m. that lasted for several hours. Constant streaks of lightning and thunder and heavy rain. Parts of south Scottsdale very near us are without power but fortunately we are still up and running with electricity.

Here is a report from the Tribune:

Trees were toppled in yards and resting on rooftops of dozens of Scottsdale homes, hundreds of homeowners were still without power and utility lines lay across intersections this morning after heavy monsoon storms battered the Valley late Tuesday.

Storm damage photos from the Tribune: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven.

Norm and I are so very thankful that our power did not go out. At least it is a lot cooler than it has been in a long time around here. Only trouble is now we have humidity. As I write this at 11:23 a.m. it is 91 ° Fahrenheit with 52% relative humidity. That’s pretty high around here considering we are normally under 20%.

It was quite an interesting light show last night so Norm and I sat under our back patio and watched the show. This was actually the second storm that hit. The first one that hit at 9 p.m. had such strong wind that we couldn’t say outside without becoming soaked. It was hurricane force winds for sure. I pray for the people who’ve suffered damage to their homes from this storm.

According to the weather forecasters we are going to get more potentially damaging storms in the next few days. All of this is coming from a tropical storm/hurricane off the coast of Baja Mexico. Gracias a Dios!

1 Comment

  1. pb
    Jul 27, 2006

    Lucky ducks!

    I LOVE thunderstorms, especially when our power isn’t affected.