Sounds more like thunder than wind. It's really whipping around! Haven't had a really bad wind storm like this in years. The one that took out my ocotillo last summer was more gusts than sustained winds.

Some areas in the valley have lost power, but we haven't had any issues yet. I'm moving through the house with a flashlight and my cell phone--just in case! I've called a number of people to be sure they're okay--although I'm not sure I could do anything other than call 911 if they weren't. My little car probably would be airborne if I tried to drive! Fortunately, everyone is fine at this point.

The high wind advisory is supposed to end around 11:00 p.m.--but it was supposed to end around 7:00 p.m. Mother Nature just isn't cooperating tonight!

Be interesting to see what I have to fish out of the pool tomorrow and if the shed and gate are still standing.