Got big rain today in Santa Barbara, and across all of California, or so it appears:
Rainfall records were broken. As expected, there were mudslides. One friend going to Malibu was smart to avoid the Pacific Coast Highway.
The drought persists, of course. We’ll need many more storms like this to make up for the water shortage.
Two things the news won’t mention, though.
One is the dropped wildfire danger. We care about those here. Two of the last four wildfires took out over 300 homes. One came within a dozen homes of where I’m sitting now.
The other is the greening of the hills. When California gets a good winter soaking, it turns into Ireland — at least until the fire season starts again.