When It Rains…

it pours!!!

Here in the Arizona desert, we don’t usually get very many storms like this one.  I’m not sure if you read/watch the weather reports for Mesa, AZ so I’ll just tell you what’s been going on.  A HUGE storm came in and dumped about 5 inches of measurable rain,  winds of 50 to 75 mph,  grounded airplanes, and tornados!


This is a picture out our window  Thursday morning… the clouds were so heavy and low that they dropped below the mountains.


this morning we woke up to a flooded yard.


The sky still has rain clouds lingering today


if you look closely, you can see it’s still raining.


In  Mesa, we have parks where all the rain water drains into.  my hubby took this picture this evening (about 4:00pm) on his way to work.   You can’t even see the picnic table.  it’s covered with water but should be under the ramada. Notice where the top of the garbage can is! 

Although this looks and sounds scary, it was exciting to live though and thankfully WE had no damage and we are all safe.


About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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3 Responses to When It Rains…

  1. val says:

    yikes! I hope you are doing alright!

  2. Kat Fuller says:

    Scary stuff! We live in Florida with similar heat but different humidity levels. When we get rain like that the ground gets over saturated and next thing you know the big beautiful trees come down. Yesterdays news reported a large pine went down that housed a bald eagles nest with eaglets. It had been there for so many years no one could remember it not being in that tree. http://www.wesh.com/news/22312718/detail.html

  3. Lindsay says:

    That must have been so scary for you all. Hope you don’t get any more. Thanks for sharing pictures of the storm, it looks very fierce.

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