|Yes, that is snow!|
We Californians are a tender lot (as far as weather goes; in earthquakes, we are storm troopers) and an inch of rain in 24 hours is a very big deal for us. But this time, in addition to the scary, wet stuff falling from the sky, we actually did have some damaging winds which took out a couple of residences, several garden sheds, and even a huge water tank.
And while it was no polar vortex or Hurricane Katrina, we did wake to strong thunderstorms which rained, hailed and generally blew us around most of yesterday.
|This little sparrow seems glad it's stopped raining.|
One thing is for sure, we needed the water, and honestly, we need about 15 more storms just like it to even begin to make a dent in the drought.
While I don't hope for any more damage to property, I certainly would like to see another 15 inches of rain. And since snow in the high hills equals water in our reservoirs, I say bring on the white stuff, too.
|Sputnik demonstrates appropriate anti-hypothermia techniques for stormy weather.|