The picture above was taken almost a year ago today (Nov. 2008), the last time we really had “significant rain” that I could remember. Of course that rain only lasted a few hours.
The sky today is similar to this one, but more overcast. According to local reports “A strong storm is expected to move into the region by Monday night, with the foulest weather expected to hit Tuesday before easing off Wednesday. The storm will bring wind gusts up to 40 mph, one to three inches of rain in coastal areas, and as many as five inches of rain in the hills, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. ” Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/12/BAOB1A48TQ.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0TjwInZUp
This is the same storm that hit Japan but according to the news it doesn’t bring the same wallop it did with Japan. I know that being a little happy to get some rain is probably not politically correct right now given the horrendous calamity that befell the Philippines with two back to back flooding that killed about 500 people. However, California has been without significant rain for 3 seasons, every little drop would help the huge agricultural sector and it would also hopefully eliminate water rationing in the coming summer. On the other hand, it does also raise concern for flooding and landslides.
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