There are some things I’m just going to have to get used to. I have never seen so many people happy about a rainy day! Really, people are ecstatic.
We didn’t get much. The rain started falling before dawn and was gone around 3:00 PM. Most areas got between an eighth and quarter inch–aka, very little. However, in a place that’s only gotten around two inches total since January 2014, even an eighth inch is a notable achievement.
For the next few weeks there will be a little green on the mountainsides. Desert flowers will quickly bloom, then die away.
It’s likely there’ll be no more rain until late fall. Climatically that’s the way it works.
Recent forecasts, first from the Aussies and now from the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, says a strong El Nino is building. If true, next winter in SoCal should be wet. We can really use it.
I wonder how many rain days we need before desert residents stop finding it cool? I’ll report back.