"Nonsense. Summer storms are as common as a fat man at a pie fair," he said as the ancient truck lurched forward.
More thunder boomed. Katie wondered what other kinds of storms the underworld might have. Would it rain something other than black water? With her luck, it'd rain bugs, like the beetle nest she skirted.
A few more storms like this and I'd have to buy a wig.
But to the west of this, except in the Rocky Mountain region where storms are numerous, the frequency steadily diminishes, and along the Pacific coast there are large areas where thunder occurs only once or twice a year.