Wednesday, April 05, 2006

April showers in sunny California

It rained today in San Diego . . . for the second day in a row.

Traffic snarled to a crawl. A professional baseball game was delayed. Headlines were made.

Don't believe me? Here's the latest from the S.D. Union-Tribune's Web page:

"A blustery Pacific storm unleashed more cloudbursts and mountain snow Wednesday, replenishing reservoirs, creating icy highland conditions and compounding harried commuters' freeway frustrations.
Between daybreak and early afternoon, a number of San Diego-area communities received more than one-third of an inch of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service."

Or try this report from KFMB News 8's Web site:

"The heavy rains flooded Camino De La Reina and Avenida Del Rio in Mission Valley, prompting city crews to close the roadways, officials said.
Part of Country Club Drive in Escondido was also closed due to flooding, according to the San Diego County Department of Public Works.
As of midmorning Tuesday, some mountain regions had recorded over two inches of rain. Coastal and valley areas received between a half and one-and-a-half inches, the National Weather Service said."

What would they think of a June thunderstorm in New Orleans? I never knew two inchs could make such a difference.

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