Silver Lake Stormwatch: March 25

Just by yesterday’s much-need storm itself, March distinguished itself from January and February by doubling the number of measurably wet days over those previous two months — and yesterday’s meant business. It was also a storm somewhat unique in that didn’t get started pouring until near the noon hour and then lasted well past 10 p.m., with some pretty intense cells passing over our Silver Lake backyard during that interval. But there wasn’t much in the way of thunder or lightning that had been anticipated, at least not in our area of the city.

In the end, our waterlogged backyard precipitometer logged water that fell to the tune of 3.167 inches for that period, for a seasonal total (begun back in October) of 23.323 inches. That amount is more than three times the official Los Angeles tally (somewhere around seven inches), and my only guess as to why the vast difference is because of where we might be situated on a west-facing (if not at all prominent) hillside.

Whatever the reason behind the over achievement, it’s very much appreciated.


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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."