Monday, April 8, 2013

Arizona's "Stupid Motorist Law"

Strange day in the Valley today. Nice cool weather for a change. It would be nice to be able to open the windows and doors in order to enjoy the cooler weather, but it's also extremely windy. The air is inundated with dust and dirt.. making it a great day to contract Valley Fever though.

But, luckily it's starting to rain.. but not heavily enough to break out the big guitars to warn everyone just yet. Warn for what? Flash floods. Flash floods can occur in Arizona with no rain in sight. A storm that's miles away can produce rushing water that can quickly take you by surprise.

Every time it rains in the Valley, you can bet that they'll be a news report of some stupid driver trying to cross a flooded wash. Flash floods are a very real danger in Arizona. Some people even lose their lives because they are taken off guard by storms or rushing floodwaters. It's such a serious problem here that Arizona has created it's own "Stupid Motorist Law".

Rainy days can be dangerous, so be careful out there mmkay? But, don't just take my word for it.

4 comments:

  1. And just like that, we're back to beautiful cool weather. The rain washed away the dust and the air crisp, clear, and smells great.

    Well, doesn't look like anyone drove into a flooded wash yesterday, so that's good news. But the winds did cause more than a few accidents on the highways.

    KPHO: Winds, cold front move into Arizona

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  2. She has such a hauntingly beautiful voice.

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  3. Summer monsoon season begins on June 15th. Be prepared, or be stupid.

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  4. And.. there it is. Several motorists were rescued in separate operations after a storm rolled through metropolitan Phoenix on Sunday morning. Read more at: KPHO - Rash of high-water rescues follow flooding rains

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