PNW....This wx is typical during Turkey day week. We had many power outages onTurkey day from winds & lots of rain. What's different this year? Quoting: Seagal5
You're right, it seems like our "monsoon season" starts around Hallowe'en and goes until around New Years, after which time we then get snow and ice storms. Oh, and on the days it warms up, we have MORE rain. Then it freezes again. "Natives" make sure that they are prepared for the (frequent) power outages (food, water, candles, oil lamps filled and ready to go, some good reading material, keep all the dishes washed, if you have a washer/dryer keep laundry up-to-date, etc.)
I remember one turkey day, think it was 3 or 4 years ago, I was on I-5 south between Salem and Corvallis, and it was raining so hard that cars were pulling off to the side and stopping, windshield wipers were useless, it was like a fire hose aimed right at you. Very Scary!!
Speaking of fire hoses, it's REALLY coming down right now (4 p.m.), looking out my windows it's like I'm behind a waterfall!