The winter rains here in Silicon Valley are getting a slow start, having no real precipitation falling in the area since September 22nd. The last significant rain accumulation of .9 inches was in December 2012. It is dry. The grass is still golden brown, the trees are dry, the rivers, creeks, and reservoirs are dry. The next 2 days are set to finally bring some rain to the area. Not a giant soaking but it’s a start.
Just be careful out there since many Californians completely forget how to drive when small drops of water fall from the sky. And the accumulated oil and gunk on the road is going to mix with the water and make the 101 feel like the Shark Tank. Just drive like a Zamboni and you should be OK.
Check out this Northern California radar loop paid for by your tax dollars.