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.