Silver Lake Stormwatch: January 6

rainfall0106Can’t say this storm took me by surprise. I’d read that it was coming on Sunday, I just made the mistakes of 1) assuming it would  later today than sooner, and 2) not doing a weather check before turning in… which I blame on being completely exhausted after my first full Saturday back into my public safety training, the final six-month-long module of which began this past Wednesday.

So when I woke up and saw everything was wet this morning I shook my head at having battened nary a hatch as well as failing to tarp up the hammock and tortoise hutch. Sorry, Buster!

Thanking the weather gawdz for small favors, thing could’ve been a lot wetter and worse if it had been more than the half inch and change of rain that had fallen onto our backyard during the night. Coincidentally, the first rainfall of 2013 was juuust enough to put is into 13″ for the season.

January 6: .55″
Season Total: 13.03″

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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."