Sunday, May 08, 2005

Crazy Rain

I was driving back from Houston to PL earlier today and had to pull over by the side of the road cause it was raining so hard. Actually it wasn't the rain really, it was more the wind. The weather reported gusts of 37 miles per hr but that was in houston and we were out by beasly and i think it was blowing way harder. I've never had to pull over from the rain before till today, it was impossible to drive, couldnt see the lines at all. Everyone had their blinkers and on the side of the road. It was scary sitting there on the side of the road too, the car was swaying back and forth, felt like it was going to flip and the rain was hitting the car really really hard, harder than if you were in one of those touchless carwashes. It got the the point where sitting there on the side of the road felt unsafe! So I kept going until i got to a crossover bridge and hid out under there, along with 20 other cars crammed there haha.


quad4x said...

question for you, i heard that while the overpass will protect you from rain, that the wind under an overpass is actually stronger because it acts like a wind tunnel, that why they say not to hide under an overpass during a tornado

so from what you experienced, was the wind any stronger under the overpass?

Sunny said...

When the car felt like flipping earlier it was mainly from the rain hitting the car so hard, so when we hid under the overpass it felt alot safer cause we were sheltered from the rain. I couldnt tell if the wind was blowing any harder under the overpass though. When we got there it was crammed packed with cars and trucks already and i guess they sort of formed a little barrier against the wind.