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Posted: 7/20/2021 11:58:34 PM EDT
I about went into road rage mode at all the fucking assholes/morons on the road that can’t drive during a storm. Asshole in a Jaguar doing like 30 into foot of water totally blinded me with the deluge of water onto my truck and others for about a 100 feet.
Radar didn’t show shit when I took my dog to the park. Storm developed out of nowhere. Downed trees and power lines all over adding to the mess.
I like driving during storms.
So I used to go out and photograph lightning and storms quite often during monsoon(last few years have sucked so have not much)
I have my spots south of chandler along the res on Hunt Highway and east of Gilbert along state trust land, and I would watch storms develop and if moving in the right direction go get in front of them, then take photos as they approached, then bail when it started dripping.
well, one time I asked my wife if she wanted to come, she said yes, but of course had to "get ready". I said to hurry up... well she finally was ready to go and we went, south. I knew it might be too late but went anyways.
Well I get to my spot on hunt highway right as it starts to rain. Well.. it turns out this storm got real nasty as it decided to juice itself up right above us.. and I said, we gotta go. Too late. We were literally in the middle of a microburst driving north on Cooper. Trees were falling down all around us, you couldnt see more than 20ft, rain was going up, down, sideways, spinning, power was out everywhere, roads flooded. A tree fell and swiped the car on its way down even. SUV was rocking hard with the wind too.
And to top it all off, the wife was F R E A K I N G out thinking we were all going to die. I was like.. no we just gotta keep driving north to get out of it and we eventually did. She still mentions that I tried to kill her that day, often. Yesterday in fact.
This was the storm in August 2015 that wrecked chandler muni and surrounding... and we were in the middle of it because my wife takes too long to get ready.
Love driving in the monsoons
Hope we truly get a monster storm this week
I remember that storm!
I was in Mesa and ran into a Circle K to get a drink, by the time I got done the rain was coming down sideways, of course as I opened my car door I got drenched and the interior soaked.
Saw a tin garden shed pass me on the road.
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