Contrary to what you might have heard about north Texas, it does rain around here – a lot. Sure we’ve had some of the longest stretches of drought paired with triple digit temperatures, but when it comes – it comes. I’m not talking about that soft, misty stuff they get up in the northwest – that I can handle. I’m talking about a Texas thunderstorm.
The local TV weather folks typically refer to our thunderstorms as ‘severe’ – with thunder and lightning that would make a Greek god, jealous. Not to mention producing enough downpour, notorious for dangerous flash floods.
But even as ‘severe’ as they get around here, storms usually don’t last more than a few hours. Today’s downpour is one of the few exceptions, going on for 12 hours, so far.
Because I’ve been caught in a couple of them, I’ve become an avid weather watcher – especially before I ride long distances. There’s nothing worse than getting caught several miles from home in one of Texas’ thunderstorms.