The big oppressive cloud forming in the early afternoon
Our reward at sunset was 360 degrees of color! These photos are right out of the camera,color is just as seen with the naked eye . This is to the West
And above !
I have lived in Southern California all my life , which is to say since 1959. I have never heard the words “Monsoon Season ” applied to inland So Cal until about 6 years ago. The “Monsoon” weather was a sometimes thing that happened in desert areas along with flash flooding. For an entire season to be called Monsoon one would have to be in the Arizona desert or India.
Now the weather channel and 24/7 access to NOAA data for everyone has made the local news stations a little insecure , so much so that every rain drop causes a “Storm Watch” any drop in pressure is shouted about on “Doppler 7000” and what we just used to call a freak Summer downpour or oppressive cloud cover is now “The Monsoon Season”.
In any case it was really oppressive yesterday,cloudy and hot (106) there were flash floods in the local mountains and a downpour in a nearby town. So pretty normal for late August, cooler temps are forecast for the weekend, hooray!
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