About 1.5" in less than an hour.
At 6am, it was quiet and muggy. By 6:30, all hell had broken loose. There are trees down in the neighborhood. Most of my pineapple sage is in the backyard now. The wind ripped it apart. The thundercloud Plum in the perennial bed has a significant lean to it. All my castor beans are laying on the ground. Nearly all my plants have broken pieces and bits laying all over. Hasn't mother nature ever heard of moderation?
The worst part, about 1/2" down, the soil is still dry. Too much, too fast and little soaked in.
This used to be corn.
10:59am - I went out and pulled the cosmos and zinnias in the direct sown bed I created this spring. I planted bush beans and tossed more cosmos seed from the plants I pulled out. Not sure there'll be enough time to flower this late in the season, but I should be able to harvest the beans. 7-14 days for germination, 54 days to harvest. That puts me in mid-September having fresh beans for dinner. I also scattered pole beans around the cucumber trellis. They've got a 75 day harvest time, so that might be pushing it too far. We'll see.
The hairy balls plant (Gomphocarpus) is still there. I left it and the wintersown butterfly bush. They were getting smothered by the flowers.
70 degrees, mid 90% humidity. Light rain.