Rainstorm | September 8 & 9, 2014
When it rains in the Las Vegas Valley this time of year, it doesn’t come as a drizzle or steady downpour. Rather, the sky seems to shoot torrents of wet, angry rain that pummel our streets as if making up for lost time and dry days. This past Monday’s storm was a particularly violent outburst, washing out roadways, snarling traffic and sending office workers to windows to watch the clouds explode. And when the onslaught stopped, the Valley collectively inhaled the damp musk of the earth after the rain. There’s a word for it: petrichor.