Austin's weather persons must have one of the tougher jobs.
There can be a high of 96, with 99% humidity and then a low of
30 that nite, followed by hail the next day, with lightning storms
later that night - which seem to last for hours and really snap
crackle and pop, with regular deafening booms - before the light
reaches you. Then there's a month of drought which may trigger
the locust swarms. Haven't heard of any rivers turning to blood
or swarms of flies followed by an onslaught of frogs - but I
wouldn't rule out the possibility.
Though, growing up in the Panama Canal Zone, I have experienced
the front of the car in sunshine, and the back of the car in a
sheet of rain, I had never seen horizontal rain, nor been blown
sideways - in a van - with new tires.
Around Austin, the phrase "God willing and the creek don't rise."
has real meaning. And you better pay attention to the Depth Sticks
at low bridges after the sky has opened up - or you may find that
your vehicle will actually float - for a while.