Silver Lake Stormwatch: December 12

Forecast estimates fluctuated between yesterday’s storm dropping somewhere between a quarter- to half-inch of rain in the Los Angeles basin, and I saw a report on TV last night that in the end about two-thirds of an inch was recorded downtown.

As has been the case with every storm that’s landed this fall, the total in our Silver Lake backyard has far exceeded official amounts, with 2.83″ measured (pictured at right) between the morning hours of December 12 when the rain first started falling, until this morning at 9:05 a.m. as the skies cleared.

And that brings our season-to-date amount to: 13.052″.

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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."