It can be treacherous driving through the washes, as well as on the highways. In many places the water from the washes will flood the road, and have been known to run so hard and fast as to drown occupants of vehicles that may get caught in them. A couple of years ago I was driving home from Phoenix when we experienced a cloudburst. Visibility was nearly zero on the freeway, thanks to the many trucks whose drivers felt the need to pass everyone, spraying solid walls of water on our windshields. I decided to take a secondary highway the last thirty miles or so, and not being familiar with the route I found myself driving through flooded dips in the road time and time again. We began counting how many washes were flooding that highway, and I remember it being well over 50 times that I drove through water that was probably 6-12 inches deep. That was minor flooding compared to what sometimes takes place. Two lives were lost just this year due to autos being caught in the rushing water of nearby washes....one right here in our little town.
So while many of you are experiencing snow and bitterly cold weather right now, I'm waiting for the sun to shine again.
"Sunny Arizona" from my front porch!
Weather seems a bit weird all over the place here lately. Even though we're in for a good amount of snow and bad weather later today, the sun is shining so brightly it feels like it'll never happen, lol.ReplyDelete
I've wasted almost all morning on Youtube. Must get busy now. Ugh.
That's alot of rain, granny! We;ve been getting alot also. The sun will finally pop out again next Monday. I can't wait to see it again....ReplyDelete
Granny, we have had 12 mostly cloudy days out of 56 days, it seems like I live Spokane WA. What a year to try to grow something in the GH, every thing is spindly but still taste good.ReplyDelete
Heh, we're snowed in granny! Blech! Merry Christmas and hope you're enjoying your warm weather.ReplyDelete
Carolynp, it was gorgeous here today. We went to Lake Havasu City to do some shopping, and it was sunny and warm enough for just a light sweater.ReplyDelete
It's nice to get a hard rain like we had this week, because it should give us beautiful wildflowers in the spring.