As you have learned below, we've entered the First Winter of the year, with its attendant major rain, often accompanied by major lightning and thunder.Sometimes, with disastrous results.
However, more commonly, the strikes hit the tall buildings and the mountains, both of which are really close to us, so we get some very impressive thunder.
Which sets off all the car alarms in the neighborhood, which elicits exactly the same response as when they go off all the time anyway.Nothing.
Pretty soon, it just becomes part of the background noise.
We hope the lightning, thunder and local car thieves leave yours alone.