You're not exaggerating: That was a big ol' thunderstorm that passed through Portland.
Autumn came in with a bang tonight to a parched city, and the long-suffering folks at the National Weather Service's Portland office were measuring the relief.
The first big rainstorm of the season typically overwhelms unmaintained storm drains. That's exactly what happened in Laurelhurst tonight, where intersections were flooded thigh-deep in standing water.
Portland's weirdest weatherman, the Unipiper, was on scene to document the sudden ponds.
So long, summer. Time to clean out the gutters and get ready for rain.
At least now the weather is right for a warm, hearty bowl of sooooooooOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH NO