Homer's Travels: Not A Drop Of Rain In Sight

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Not A Drop Of Rain In Sight

What is it with meteorologist in southern California? They predicted 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain from Thursday night through Saturday Afternoon. How much did we get? Z*E*R*O. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I wanted to spend a quiet Friday listening to the falling rain. Instead I watch the 25 MPH wind blowing the crap out of everything.

It is so rare for the meteorologists out here to get it right. They say it's going to rain, it doesn't. They say it's not going to rain, it does. It's going to be hot, it's cold. Well, you get the picture. What can you expect from guys named Johnny Mountain and Dallas Raines.

Of course I may be a little tough on these guys. Maybe southern California just has unpredictable weather. Maybe since we really don't have weather out here, they are just not used to real weather. It befuddles them.

Tomorrow I'm hiking Matilija Canyon. They are predicting partly cloudy, cool, and dry. I hope this doesn't mean that it will be pouring while I'm out on the trail.


  1. Really? None? We got a bunch of rain down here, and the mountains are covered in snow.

    But don't ya just love how a little rain becomes the biggest news story of the day?

  2. GH: None! We did have some heavy mist on Thursday night but it was not enough to register on my rain gauge (less than 1 mm).

    When I hiked Sunday I noticed that the ground was damp - barely. The hike is up in the Los Padres so I'm guessing they didn't get much either.

    I will forgive them for making a big deal about the rain because we are in a drought but they do go a little overboard.