Good chance of rain

Posted on | March 17, 2011 | 2 Comments










Previously tentative forecasts for rain in Los Angeles have firmed up in the last several days. Below, top to bottom, are at-a-glance probability icons from the National Weather Service as of Thursday afternoon for Los Angeles County foothills (top row), basin (middle), and beach (bottom). To check your forecast, click here to be taken to the National Weather Service, then enter your zip code.


2 Responses to “Good chance of rain”

  1. John Fleck
    March 18th, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    Today is our 45th consecutive day without precipitation at my house. I hate you. But I’m willing to set aside my anger and work, cooperatively, to arrange a trade of some sort.

  2. EmilyGreen
    March 18th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    For those of you who don’t know who John Fleck is, he’s the superb science writer for the Albuquerque Journal. New Mexico, along with a great swathe of the South, has been badly hit by drought this summer thanks to a La Nina weather pattern. (For the US Drought Monitor, click here: ). Southern California dodged the worst of the drought effects associated with La Nina currents this year. Dumb luck for a place that doesn’t deserve it. But dumb luck ignores merit.

    John, Thank you for my first good laugh in weeks. In the lost cause department, it would rain when Metropolitan shuts off the water to the LA County foothills for seismic retrofitting. This was supposed to be the week that the heaviest irrigators in LA County realized that they chronically over-water, that they don’t need to suck the West dry to farm mushrooms in their lawns and send rivers of spilled irrigation into gutters on dry days. And it is going to rain.

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