Rain is finally falling in Silicon Valley. It won’t amount to much but it is good to see some rain washing the pollen and Gobi Desert dust out of the air. This storm is actually bringing some snow to the higher altitude Sierra’s as well. Spring snowboarding anyone? The west is of course still in a serious drought and this welcome bit of precipitation won’t change that. Keep saving water when you can.
Serious rain. Yes. Genuine H2O. DiHydrogen Oxide. Wet Stuff. Liquid Gold. Whatever you want to call it, there is rain falling fairly heavily right now in Silicon Valley. Water from the sky has not graced it’s presence for quite some time here in the Bay Area but yet here it is.
Drops of water falling from the sky.
Quite amazing stuff.
If it was raining a Double IPA it would be some sort of brewer’s miracle. but just liquid water is just fine.
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.