For a brief time midday Monday it seemed like the heavens had unleashed its wrath upon Hesperia. Less than a half-hour later, most of the deluge of rain was done.

"It rained really hard," Hesperia weather spotter Richard Doornbos said.

According to Doornbos, who writes the monthly "Desert Studies" column for the Hesperia Star, the event was caused by a "monsoonal flow."

Doorbos had predicted such an occurrence in his column several weeks earlier, but "it took a while to materialize."

The storm brought Hesperia .29 inches in about 20 minutes, he said.

But the storm brought more than rain. Residents near Eucalyptus and I avenues saw a funnel cloud spinning overhead.

Several Hesperia streets were flooded as a result of the storm.

The storm also brought a temporary reprieve from 100+ degree weather as the temperature dipped to around 90 degrees.