How I miss the rain. Slept with the window open as it poured down most the night. Woke up to the streets and my yard flooded, the top blown off my gazebo, and some of the worse traffic I've dealt with in weeks due to school starting back up today and the rain combined.
To be fair, it was ~6 inches in rain in about 36 hours. LA averages 14 inches a year. These kinds of rains cause flash floods, and mudslides especially in areas recently affected by fires. There will be damages from these rains totaling in the tens of millions by the end of the day.
Raining isn't news, getting 25% of your annual rain in 36 hours right after wild fires destroyed grond cover and their roots systems that hold hillsides in place.. is news. Large rain storms in parts of California cause millions of dollars in damage on a regular basis.
Wow that's crazy. I was hoping prior to all these fires we would make it to the rainy season before shit went down. With all the rain we got last year, there was so much extra vegetation to dry up this year. The chance for fires and more extreme ones was so high. It sucks seeing how even after the fires now the rain is exacerbating the issue.
On the positive side, this weekend will be great to go hiking. The rainy season is like spring in LA, Griffith explodes with life.
I've lived here for six months now. The weather has gone from over 100 to pretty chilly temp drops at night. The worst drivers I've ever seen when a little rain hits. I'll take it all for no more snow tho.