Weather Underground forecasts a waning chance of rain and a rise in temperature as we slide down the far side of Wednesday into the tail of the week. By Sunday their weathermen call for sunny skies and a high near 80° F.
So I’m enjoying the rain storm while I have the chance.
The first rain of the season always brings problems, although this one is mild-mannered enough that big problems can be avoided with small effort.
Watch for local flooding caused by storm drains clogged by debris. Report such problems to public works:
- email@example.com in Cypress
- Dave Hunt, city engineer for Los Alamitos
- call 562-570-6383 for El Dorado Park Estates (City of Long Beach)
- call 562-431-2527 for College Park East (City of Seal Beach)
- call 714-379-9222 ext. 205 for Stanton
- call 714-741-5375 for Garden Grove
All y’all stay safe out there.
Oily build-up on road surfaces topped by rain water creates slick and slippery driving conditions.
Leave extra space between you and the car in front of you. Slow down, especially near bikers and walkers. Pay extra attention to what’s going on around you, so you’ll be ready to respond if someone else does something stupid.
We don’t want to read about you in the police blotter.
OCB country is no longer suffering from drought conditions. No Red Flag alerts are raised locally. Cal Fire lists a single active uncontained fire in the entire state, the Great Fire east of Julian near Shelter Valley in San Diego County that has burned 2,000 acres and is 85% contained.
Across the country, drought remains a big problem in Texas and Georgia. Folks there might benefit from a couple or three smallish Atlantic hurricanes moseying ashore.
Astonishingly, the biggest looming disaster in California is man-made: the state budget.
For now, though, I’m planning on ignoring politics. Instead, I’ll curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book — God willing and the crick don’t rise (as my grandfather used to say).
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Umbrellas in the rain photographed by Taiwan Tiger.