I can remember when in summer we would have a heat wave followed by a pleasant rain shower. This year after almost five weeks of desert dryness we got slammed by a dump of rain with a lightning bolt chaser, and added high winds to keep you on your toes. Now the government tells me that climate change is up there with the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, but really, when did the weather get so mean? 

Maybe it's just political.