Submitted buy Marcel Stieber
hot sunny skies can get run over by massive storm clouds and start a torrential downpour.
on the horizon were sure to bring a sizeable chunk of rain. The skies at 730am were already telling of the impending rains with the 25 knot winds blowing the clouds quickly across the sky. A few short minutes later and the rains began, immediately dousing the area in a downpour that obfuscated all the surrounding hills and brought streams of water flowing from the runway.
The rains come as both a blessing and a curse. For the dried earth, the rain is a welcome addition to bring fresh growth to the farms and grasses and reduce dust and pollution in the air. Conversely, the torrential rain often causes so much water to flow that roads are damaged, houses flooded, construction projects swamped, and crops destroyed. Sadly not everyone has access to the technology that can help us foresee the bigger storms and reduce damages from the water.
As I'm writing this, the storm is already passing by. The heavy rain reduced to a manageable downpour and the birds and lizards already floating around to eat up all the insects that surface when the water flows. The winds are calming down as well and we start to think about all the mowing to come in the coming weeks with the fresh growth of grass that results from the rain.