February 15 was the last date of measurable rainfall. January 23, before that. This once-a-month stuff is waaayheyhey below normal, but at least last night/today’s deluge brought down a full two inches according to the backyard precipitometer.

Them meteorologicalists say there should be some more on the way tonight and tomorrow, but as of this afternoon the season-to-date total — tallied from where this station sits next to the suddenly very happy rosemary bush — stands at 20.156″.

UPDATE (3.18): While there was another half-inch more rain that dropped Saturday night and Sunday morning, I doubt if there was a single participant who wasn’t relieved and thankful that the storm abated before the start of the LA Marathon. The season total now stands at 20.656″.