Silver Lake Stormwatch: December 29


The thundering — long and low reams of the stuff rolling from one end of the overcast sky to the other — came out of nowhere yesterday morning and I knew the storm that was expected to land later in the day was coming way early. So I wasted no time tarping the tortoise hutch and the hammock, and battening all other hatchenings just as the rain drops started falling on my head and into our backyard precipitometer.

Less than four hours later — full of some furious moments in between — the storm was pretty much finished, producing an impressive total slightly over an inch and a half, or 4 centimeters or 1.57 inches to be more precise.

December 29: 1.57″
Season Total: 12.48″


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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."