3 Inches In 46 Hours & Rising

It’s not the easiest read, but as of a few minutes prior to posting this, the precipitation station I set up in front of the porch webcam has collected a representative sample of slightly more than three inches of rainfall since it was put in place Friday morning at roughly 9:45 a.m.

Even less visible are the black lines I inked every half-inch onto the container. With heavier rains expected today and more to come Monday, it looks like I shouldn’t have stopped marking at five inches.

Of course I’m timelapsing the accumulation at a frame a minute, so if all goes well, I should have a condensed version of the condensation collection once the clouds quit crying.

UPDATED (12.20 @ 7:47 a.m.): Looks like the wet is yet to come. Not only did the day after hitting the 3″ mark result in another 1.5″ of rain, but now the meteorologistsesses are excitedly saying with some pretty serious confidence that from Monday on out Los Angeles is looking at an immediate future of anywhere from 3″-8″ more pour across this week. I think I’m gonna need a bigger beaker.

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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 laonstage.com, 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."