Saturday, June 11, 2016
El WTF Nino
It doesn't rain in SoCal in June, but what with this year's El Nino, which is apparently the excuse for Mother Nature to go on a year-long Cinco de Mayo drunken rampage, it's raining today. Like it never does here in June.
Usually June can be counted on for it to be cloudy/gloomy all morning until noon, then the marine layer haze burns off, and it's still pre-summer comfortable the rest of the day.
But evidently this year's oceanic subsurface temperature surges mean "anything goes".
The good news is that helps end the multi-year drought (or it will, if some of this manages to fall as late season snow in the high Sierras). But mainly, it just loosens weeks of accumulated road goo and oil, and turns the freeways into playgrounds for morons with more horsepower than horse sense.
Just as well. Now I don't have to wash the car, and I wasn't going anywhere today anyhow.
I keep hoping I'll read that it washed most of Los Angeles away and/or buried it under mud slides, but so far, no joy there.