We need rain.
The sky over Sacramento was dotted with rain clouds yesterday that brought snow to the nearby Sierras but barely a sprinkle to the city. The drought continues with no rain forecasted in the coming days for Sacramento.
A drizzle has wet the roads. The autumn leaves still shine. Fresh brewed coffee beckons me to reconsider big plans for this Monday–well, actually I had no plans.
Yesterday’s rainfall in Sacramento was the most in recorded history–five inches! It’s overcast now with no rain, but some is predicted for 11 a.m. . What complicated matters was that trees are losing their leaves, so gutters on roof tops and roads were often clogged with autumn colors.
I was in the Sierras this past weekend where the aspen were starting to turn a shimmering yellow. Next weekend should be a full blast of color.
Took this shot at noon yesterday as fog formed over the Carmel River.
Yesterday there was a 15% chance for rain in the Sierras in mid-afternoon. You could walk between the raindrops without getting wet until 2:48 p.m.–that’s when the downpour began. I looked out the window as if oil had been struck. Buckets of rain for nearly 30 minutes. Okay, it’s not the end of the drought,Continue reading “What the West Coast Needs…A Downpour”
Blue skies and fog are an unusual combo, but that’s the weather along California’s Central Coast at this time of year. Yesterday around 5 .p.m. I walked into a sunny drizzle. Nice.