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It Never Rains In Southern California

“It never rains in Southern California,” says the song written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood – except, of course, when it does.

It’s raining even in San Diego, raining buckets, or cats and dogs, or whatever cliche about rain you’d like to use. It’s a steady sometimes heavy downpour.  We’ve got some flood warnings and tonight’s news will undoubtedly show the shopping centers in Mission Valley threatened by water. (Why people are surprised they get wet when they build in a flood plain…)

My landlord is out of town, but had two workers who know me at the place next day. When I asked for help they scrambled up on the roof with plastic and I’m mostly dry. MzTiz, the tabby who finds people on the roof intolerable has finely come out from under the bed. And I finally remembered I have a video camera.

This is my view off my deck, outside my office. You’re looking down into the canyon and if you look carefully toward the top you’ll see a whole bunch of water moving through a normally dry creek.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5qGnoOXUHY is the YouTube link if you want to get a better look.

I think this is a great way to celebrate Solstice!

What’s your weather like today?


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  • Hope everyone had a good holiday. 🙂

    We had very cold weather and a dusting of snow at my house, but I went up by St. Louis for Christmas and it was about 4-6 inches there. White Christmas for a change (yay!) and my niece made the cutest snow family ever.

  • Yesterday it snowed 18 inches at my home in Utah — the best snow on earth! It took my an hour to shovel my way out of my driveway. It was a heavy wet snow so I was soaked to the skin when I finally got out — and I have sore muscles today! It’s predicted to rain today. I just might end up with a moat around my house if it rains much.

    Have a dry Christmas!
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  • Its raining here in Portland, but then, it pretty much always is, all winter. Once in awhile a snowflake mixes in and causes great excitement–we’d love to have some snow. I hope that the flooding isn’t too terrible. My friend in Pasadena sandbagged her house the other day, so she’s expecting the worst.

    • Your friend is wise… this is a once in x years series of storms.

  • It’s been raining like crazy here in New Zealand (well, the north island anyway). A fortnight ago we were officially in drought, bad news for this region which is huge on dairy farming, and very unusual for December. This week it’s been pouring like it was Southern California (new phrase!) but I think the sun is supposed to make an appearance for Christmas Day. Rain is great for the farmers and all, but it’s so warm that it’s just made everything sticky and muggy. That said: summer FTW!
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    • That’s right, it’s summer in NZed isn’t it. I’m hoping we’ll dry out a bit tomorrow… not sure what Christmas day is scheduled to bring.

  • Cool!!! It’s flooding, cars are overturning on the roads and I hear tons of sirens today. But I LOVE the rain. It’s very comforting to me. I’m so glad we have all this water after years of drought!
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    • Yes, I’ve been hearing sirens too – you live much closer to a hospital than I do Helen, but I”m closer to two freeways so we’re both hearing them. And yes, we need every drop.

    • I love these articles. How many words can a wordmsith smith?

  • well, here in Norther Italy, Milan actually, we got a lot of snow today, which raises the temperature for something close to -5°C (23°F) to 0°C (32°F) and the forecast is… let is snow, let irt snow, let it snow…
    wish I were in southern California
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    • I’m glad I’m in San Diego too… Milan is too cold for me… but I’m a true weather wuss.

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