Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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lords of Kobol, was that a storm!

On the way home from class in Overland Park tonight - a 40-minute drive along a non-lighted Highway 10 - I encountered a rainstorm the likes of which I haven't witnessed this year. 'Twas about 10pm through about 11pm, replete with cannonade-sounding thunder and rain so down-pourish that one had to slow to about 40-50mph lest one experience hydroplaning and/or driving beyond the reach of the car's headlights. Some lakes at the leading and trailing edges of the bridges were so deep that they struck the bottom of the car. I'm not exaggerating. It was so loud that I could not turn up the radio loud enough to understand Dr. Drew.

Several times I told myself how pleased I was that I had taken advantage of the carpool option at KU for commuting to the Edwards campus at OP. I'm sure I would've put my little Crossfire into the ditch unless I'd kept it below 30mph, in which case I would have been RAMMED by the insane maniacal death-seeker who blew past at what must have been 80mph during a particlarly drenching moment.

Wow, I'd forgotten that we get storms like this in the fall. If this storm had happened in Minnesota tonight, there'd be 10 feet of snow on the ground.
Tags: life, weather-porn
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