Apparently this is the rainy season. The good news is that this appears to be the last severe storm for a while, so maybe things can settle down again. I don't remember a series of storms like this since I've been living in the Big Broken Box™, so this is either historic, or my memory is something something.
I was actually awakened by Sadie. She's not normally frightened of storms, and she may have just been using this as an excuse for some cuddle time, but sweet dogs is sweet dogs.