Jackie Johnson, observed

Posted on | April 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%Mostly SunnyPartly CloudyMostly SunnyPatchy FogForget your taxes, forget whatever undone Friday task that mocks you this Monday morning, go straight to LA Observed, where Kevin Roderick has embedded a Parry Gripp song dedicated to Los Angeles weather girl Jackie Johnson. If that doesn’t make you love silliness, then in the Life is Good department, consider that gentle, almost continuous showers last night, about 3/4 of an inch of water as if laid down by a mister, nudged the rainfall total in Los Angeles to just above normal at 15.98 inches. Click here for National Weather Service rainfall data for across greater Los Angeles.

Elsewhere in the real world, Groksurf has a nifty round-up of San Diego water news and Aquafornia leads with this very good Associated Press story on Lynda and Stewart Resnick, which was inspired by a recent lawsuit. My favorite line about the billionaire who is trying to overturn the Endangered Species Act after earning millions bilking a program designed to preserve Bay-Delta fish comes from Lynda. It’s about Stewart. “My husband should be canonized for all the work he’s done.”

This post has been updated. The links to Aquafornia, AP and Groksurf were added.


2 Responses to “Jackie Johnson, observed”

  1. George
    April 12th, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    It’s been simmering in my mind that the water situation for the southwest from now on may be that it will require an El Niño for us to enjoy what used to be called a “normal” rainy season. Hope I’m wrong.

  2. EmilyGreen
    April 12th, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    I hope you are too, but I think you’re right. In fact, it was dumb luck that we hit normal this year. I’m particularly worried that widespread recognition in the public works department that it’s disastrous to plate local rainfall into storm drains isn’t translating into programs to capture that water. Instead, we’re suing Fish and Wildlife and Commerce to lift protections on endangered species in the Bay-Delta.

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