so, we've been having a decent monsoon season so far this summer. We've had a number of storms miss us altogether, some small, quick moving storms, and a couple storms that last for hours and result in more than an inch of rain accumulation. And, since the ground is so dry here, the rain doesn't always soak in, especially if it comes down exceptionally fast.
Because of all this moisture, we've actually got some humidity (ick), lots of mosquitoes (double ick), and some other things going on, as you'll see below:
|lush green grass (which = mosquitoes), and some|
mysterious white objects... ??
|they were mushrooms! not something I would|
ever expect to see in the desert, that's for sure.
|I removed them from the grass-- I have no idea|
what kind they are, and I didn't want the dogs
getting into them. They are cool looking, though.
|too much of a good thing (Tuesday evening's rainstorm)|
led to flooding in a neighborhood on the northeast
side of town that actually threatened a few homes.
Which led to Maricopa being the lead weather story on the local news, a news helicopter hovering over town shooting live footage, and space on the front page of today's Phoenix newspaper! Apparently seasonal flooding (and a state of emergency being declared by the mayor, just in case it got worse) meant that Maricopa even warranted a few seconds on CNN this morning, as well!
(while I do feel bad for the people who were worried about their houses being inundated with water, I really think it must've been a slow news day- lol!)