It doesn't matter how many people tell you about it, or how emphatic or dramatic their telling of it may be, until you witness half an inch of rain in less than an hour in what is usually a dry-as-bone desert, you can't really believe it.
There are more low areas on a seemingly flat property than one may think.
The low areas can hold more than four inches of standing water.
This is important as the door starts at 4.5 inches.
Metal roofs make lightning more exciting.
Continuous lightning and thunder really do mean the storm is centered above you.
The neighbors house is the same color as rain, or close enough to disappear into it.
Frogs, like humans, think the carport is a great place to stay dry.