Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rain, lightning, and thunder...oh, my!

Hurricane Delores arrived in the valley Friday and boy, did she pack a punch!  First, we had a haboob.  A haboob is a wall of dirt and dust that moves across the land.  One minute I was looking out at our mountains and 10 minutes later, they were GONE!  Here's a photo from the Toro Peak webcam showing the wall of dust (the haboob):

Then the winds hit.  Then, all day yesterday we had lightning, thunder, and RAIN!  REAL RAIN!  It rained on and off for nearly 24 hours!   :-)  Power went out in Indio and lightning hit a palm tree there, which started a fire.  New "low" temperatures were set yesterday, too, and more rain is in the forecast for today, although this morning, the sky is clear.  I do see some clouds popping up over the mountains, however, and it will probably be raining again by 2:00 p.m.  I didn't even bother going up to the horses yesterday, since it was raining there by 8:00 a.m.  I'm not sure about today, either.  If I can get going by 8, I think I will miss the storm...we'll see...

1 comment:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'll bet this was the storm that knocked out the bridge on the 10. I was so glad that my So Cal kids made it back home before that happened.