In most of the rest of the world, three days of rain in November would be a non-event. Here in Phoenix, it leads the local news.
I got an early start to work this morning because I knew the Phoenix-area freeways would be a mess today. I was not wrong. I should have left even earlier.
Driving in the rain seems to be a challenge for many Phoenix drivers. To me, it seems all you really need to do is leave some extra room for braking and slow down a bit. Few of my fellow commuters have gotten that message. However, those who did slow down invariably chose to do so in the left lane.
In the end, I made it to work unscathed, although slightly wetter than usual. Living in Phoenix doesn’t justify a substantial investment in rain gear.