2011 Monsoon Soundings

7/3/11 10:05 p.m. (Full Storm)

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The 7/3/2011 monsoon storm displayed a quintessential narrative arc.

 The beginning is subtle, still, pensive --- a cricket chirps, a few dogs bark, distant thunder advances rom the east.

In five minutes or so the storm announces itself with a crack of light and sound.

Rain falls on que, winds grow stronger and the heart of the storm advances.

This arc peaks about 15 minutes in as the storm passes overhead and into the west.

Thunder grows increasingly distant, the rain diminishes, left behind is a drenched and dripping soundscape.


If you turn up the volume in the beginning you'll want to lower the sound around five minutes in.

It is also recommended you listen to this storm with headphones to hear the nuances lost when broadcast through external speakers.

Also, because of the sudden intensity of this storm, it has the potential at times to startle pets, young children and skittish adults. Please use discretion when playing.

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