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Wednesday, August 03, 2005


So the monsoon finally came through with some serious butt-kickin' weather. I'd post some pictures, but we were too scared to open the door after getting soaked and then pelted with hail stones the first time we tried it. For the first week or so of the monsoon season, we just got a lot of high winds, lightening and little bits of percipitation. It didn't seem like such a big deal. But like the heat that didn't seem all that bad at 105 and then inexorably crept up to 115, the rains came with a vengence.

For those that have visited, the golf course, Silverado, was underwater. And I don't mean some whimpy metaphor for wet fairways and some unauthorized standing water. I mean, the WHOLE fairways were a moving river heading south. And I saw it around 10:00am, some 8 hours after the major part of the storm. Lest you think that this is similar to midwestern storms that eventually flood out golf courses, remember that we just finished a stretch that was the driest and nearly the hottest July on record. In the midwest, the ground gets waterlogged and eventually, over the course of a few days, the water builds up and has no where to go. This happend in a few hours. Just amazing. Its a whole new world out here.


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