Monsoon Roadtrip

Stages of an Arizona monsoon, while driving in it:

Stage One: Threat Level Alpha
The skies darken ominously. High winds try to toss the car across the road.

Stage Two: Assault
Fat drops of rain begin to pelt the car.

Stage Three: Wading
The roads begin to puddle over. Traffic slows.

Stage Four: White Out
The black sky has changed but nothing is truly visible in this light.

Stage Five: Revelations
You turn the radio off because you can't hear it anyway. Jesus reaches for a life preserver.

Stage Six: Equilibrium
The clouds slink off to do their dirty work elsewhere.

Total elapsed time of monsoon: 15 minutes.

PS. Humidity level today = 55%!! *dies*


  1. you telephoned me during the white out portion, didnt you?

  2. 55%? Oh honey, try Houston.

  3. On a recent road trip to the southwest, I got caught in a Santa Fe hail storm. In June. It was either a plague or a miracle. Maybe a combination of the two?