Silver Lake Stormwatch: April 11

I’m calling this one the “quiet storm,” and I was fully doubting its strength. It was clear skies at sunset as I skeptically tarped the tortoise hutch and hammock, and while it clouded up as the evening progressed, the rain didn’t start until well after we went to bed last night.

And it landed seemingly so gently that when I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and found the ground only dampened I figured the anticipated meteorological event had been overblown — at least until I went outside and much to my surprise I saw that the backyard precipitometer registered 2.5 inches of rainfall.

It wasn’t a storm, it was a shhhhhhhhhtorm. And it didn’t linger. Though forecasts called for rain throughout the morning, there wasn’t nothing more than  an occasional misting. Sure, it might regroup and drop some more water on us before the day is through, and if so I’ll update any measurable addition.

Season total: 26.07 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."