n.b. I am a little behind on the Year 40 posts due to, well, life and a bad CF card. I hope to catch up this week.
The skies opened up and delivered their bounty last Saturday as I drove through my old neighborhood in Houston. Torrential rains arrived just as the family had finished laying my grandmother to rest next to my grandfather – reuniting them after nearly 38 years. The strong thunderstorm led to a few hurried goodbyes to aunts, uncles and cousins before I started my way back home. As I cut through the old, familiar roads of my boyhood, the rain began to slacken but continued to course down the streets towards Houston’s streams and bayous.
The storm ended up dumping up to 8″ inches of rain as well as hail on southern Harris County Saturday. To read more about this brief but memorable storm, read this post from the Chronicle’s science reporter and blogger, Eric Berger.