So it turns out that it DID rain last night, AND there was lightning like there hasn’t been lightning in Los Angeles in a long time. The thunder was so loud that the structure shook frequently.
Yesterday I missed ACAI, ACIDIC, DEICE, DEICED, EDDIED, IDEA, IMAM, MACADAMIA, MIDDAY.
DIADEM: A jeweled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
Final score: 25 words for 88 points.
Genius minimum: 72 points.
First word: COCKATOO.