Monday, February 8, 2010

Photo images of the day

Who says it doesn’t rain in Southern California? We got slammed here in San Diego on Saturday morning and the urge to hit some puddles around the neighborhood in our hoopdie proved irresistable.

The storm surge produced some localized flooding in the ‘hood.

Here’s what the flood control channel at the bottom of our hill that later on becomes Chollas creek looks like normally.

And here’s what it looked like Saturday around 10:30 A.M.

Same channel on the other side of the street.

The scene there on Saturday.

Up until a few years ago, the record for most rainfall in a 24 hr. period in the continental United States was held by the city of Pasadena north of us and just outside of downtown Los Angeles and which is tucked up against the San Gabriel Mountains which wrung 24” worth of precipitation out of a tropical storm.* Point being, certain weather conditions combined with the topography of Los Angeles can create some very un-stereotypical weather on occaison.

*Going on memory from Marc Reisner’s excellent Cadillac Desert which we cannot locate at the moment. Hmmm… who did we lend it to?


Anonymous said...

We notice it didn't completely clean your truck except for a small spot on the driver side door.

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