Silver Lake Stormwatch: July 11

rainfall130711Figuring why the heck not, I put out the put-away precipitometer yesterday after hearing that sub-tropified showers and thunderstorms might grace the skies above our Silver Lake backyard.

This morning? I found a skosh more than a quarter-inch had fallen — with perhaps a few more hundredths to come. Granted, not a very auspicious starting amount to the 2013-14 rainfall season (which technically began July 1) — but what is remarkable is that we’re in the middle of summer, and rain during this stretch of the season is a rare thing, indeed.

So, with measurable rain being measurable rain and you gotta start somewhere, this is as good an amount as any.

July 11: 0.27″
Season Total: 0.27″

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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."