Stages of an Arizona monsoon, while driving in it:
Stage One: Threat Level Alpha
The skies darken ominously. High winds try to toss the car across the road.
Stage Two: Assault
Fat drops of rain begin to pelt the car.
Stage Three: Wading
The roads begin to puddle over. Traffic slows.
Stage Four: White Out
The black sky has changed but nothing is truly visible in this light.
Stage Five: Revelations
You turn the radio off because you can’t hear it anyway. Jesus reaches for a life preserver.
Stage Six: Equilibrium
The clouds slink off to do their dirty work elsewhere.
Total elapsed time of monsoon: 15 minutes.
PS. Humidity level today = 55%!! *dies*