Silver Lake Stormwatch: March 31

Well, that was a surprise. Though it was drizzling all Saturday morning, and the overcast grew denser as it got dark last night, I wasn’t expecting the water that fell from the sky and I had to scramble while getting pretty nicely drenched to cover up the tortoise hutch and the hammock.

This morning under crystal clear skies buffed by some blustery winds that have sustained themselves throughout the day, our backyard precipitometer told the tale: a quarter inch came down during the night. Not much, to be sure, but certainly measurable — and more than enough to put us over 23.5″ season-to-date… 23.573 inches to be unofficially exact.

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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."