Silver Lake Stormwatch: January 21

Couple of rainfall firsts with this storm that started sometime last night: It’s the first of 2012 and the first in more than five unusually dry weeks — 37 days to be exact — since a freak cell rolled over our house on December 15 and caught me by surprise in dropping 0.3125 inches.

At the 10 a.m. time of this photo today, there might still be some residual water to fall from the gray and cloudy skies, but after consulting the backyard precipitometer at this preliminary juncture I do hereby calculate that this current storm has already deposited a much-needed 2.292 inches, or more roughly a pinch above 2 1/4″ (as shown at right), bringing our season-to-date total to 15.656 inches.

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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."