Silver Lake Stormwatch: March 17

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″.


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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."