For a country that usually only gets 2.95 inches of rainfall a year, this week has been record breaking! We got back on Sunday night from Cambodia to find little puddles around town. Then it was cloudy and overcast for the next few days with very short sprinkling action on Monday and Tuesday. Finally, Wednesday brought the big cahuna with a thunderstorm! Yes..you heard me right..a thunderstorm with real lightning and thunder!!! I could barely contain my shock!
What made it better was that I was out and about and got to see the mayhem that it caused on the roads..you thought the first snow in KC was bad; double it! We were going at a snail’s pace and you could tell all of these poor people that have grown up in the desert had no idea what to do with a thunderstorm!
Official counts show that Doha got 18.03 centimeters (for us Americans, that is 7.09 inches) of rain on Wednesday. Definitely will be talked about for quite awhile..well, at least until the puddles go away!