On beyond "thunderstorm"

Yesterday, after 2 days of 100+ temperatures, the heat snapped, after a violent storm… except “violent” really doesn’t do it justice. Therefore, I’m coining a new term to describe a thunderstorm which has gone further than mere “violence,” to wit: carwash. Watch as I use it in this example.

"Hey, did you guys get any rain yesterday?" "Hooboy, did we ever. It was a total _carwash_."

Seriously, the windows on the west side of the house looked like someone was throwing buckets of water at them, and the one window we’d left cracked an inch open was spraying a fantail of water into the house. No exaggeration. It was like having an angry mob of the water creatures from The Abyss outside the door, howling for our heads on pikes.