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″