the worthless word for the day is: chubasco
[Sp. fr. Port. chuvasco] /chu BAH skO/
a severe squall of rain and wind especially along the
west coast of Central America
" In the semi-arid and desert regions of Mexico, Chubasco
is often used to connote a violent sandstorm."
- Roberto De Haro, The Mexican Chubasco (2007)
""If the conditions are just right - good, abundant chubasco
rains down in Baja and western Mexico, lots of good leafing
out of their food plant - you get a population explosion,"
- Orange County Register, Aug. 7 2008