Living inside a washing machine
By John Clingan-Oracle on Dec 29, 2004
Wow, what a night! The rain pounding against the window woke up my daughter who in turn woke me up. After putting her back to bed, I went downstairs and opened up the front door. To my surprise, the wind was blowing so hard that that it knocked over my neighbors portable basketball net. The weatherman said gusts were going to hit 40mph. I believe it was \*at least\* 40mph.
I sat back for a while and enjoyed the show. This isn't something you see very often in Southern California. We get lightning/thunder perhaps 1-2 days a year. I saw lighting once last night, and heard the resulting thunder. Coming from the midwest, I really miss this type of weather.
The good news is that I don't have to clean the outside half of my windows on one side of my house. They have been water-blasted clean :) The cars are looking mighty clean too!