A deluge is what I thought we had overnight. There was thunder. There was lightning. There was wind. I checked the rain gauge this morning and there was 18 mm of water in it. That's something like three-quarters of an inch of precipitation.
What a difference compared to the temperatures and skies we observed yesterday morning. Above is a photo of the July 9 sky at sunrise, and below, there's Walt headed out into the vineyard for a walk with Tasha.
Then I just heard on Télématin that in Paris last night, they had 50 mm of rain in about an hour's time. That's two inches, and is the equivalent of a month's rainfall. Water was pouring down the steps into some metro stations, and into the basements of many buildings. I guess we were lucky.