Stormwatch: Day 1

With storms lined up and on approach to Los Angeles like a series of jumbojets coming in for landings at LAX, of course I placed my trusty high-tech Precipitation Collection Apparatus in prime position to accumulate a sample measurement of the rainfall coming down on our Silver Lake house in the 90026.


In roughly the 24-hour period commencing 2 p.m. Sunday, January 17, the tally stands at 0.96875 inches* that descended through an opening in the container measuring approximately 3.25 inches in diameter.

*Measurement takes into account the bottom of the container and the 1/16th inch gap between the ruler’s edge and the zero mark. Yeah, I take this crap way too seriously.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."