It rained in Los Angeles. No kidding, I was shocked too. Three days without so much as a ray of sun, this transplanted Brit was beginning to feel right at home - wet and dreaming of a sunny day.
The topic of rainstorms in Southern California occupy a disproportionate number of headlines in the local news, and the weight of its importance is inflated further more by superlatives. (I'm surprised the Great California Storm of 2014 wasn't nicknamed "Rainstormageddon" - you can use that next year. You're welcome, news anchors.) Indeed it's wise not to go driving around Los Angeles with poor visibility and slick roads, but I'm always entertained to see how the wet stuff falling from the sky is met with the same shock and awe that greets a sunny day in the United Kingdom.
PHOTOS: Intense Winter Storm Blasts U.S. States
The rain storm that slammed into the West Coast last last week and persisted until Sunday (at least from my location north of LA) dropped an incredible amount of rain and was the biggest storm to hit the region for three years. Weather forecasters estimated that between 6-10″ of rain fell on the coasts, valleys and mountains throughout LA County from Friday morning to Saturday night. For a state that is undergoing its third year of drought conditions, any rain is welcomed - but for it all to fall in 3 days was a little too much for the local populous.