Apparently, I avoided this last year to a certain extent. This year, however, weather Karma has come back on the greater Los Angeles area in a big way.
LA is beautiful and sunny for about 80% of the year. The remainder of the time, apparently, is Monsoon Season.
I suppose as payment for living in what’s largely a tropical paradise (except for the smog), you’ve gotta have a Monsoon Season.
I couldn’t see two feet in front of my car tonight, and I practically needed a snorkel before I got on the freeway, I was driving through so much water.
It wasn’t as bad when I got closer to home since the basin has better natural drainage (i.e. everything just goes to the ocean) than the Valley.
But I made a stop on my way home from work in another part of Burbank, and getting back in my car I was in ankle-deep water where, 15 minutes earlier, there only been a normal little bit of runoff.
I’m seriously considering wearing my damn wetsuit to work tomorrow, even if only to the morning meeting as a joke.
Edited to add: For some reason Blogger’s been refusing to post this all day, but I did find out that LA has broken a 115-year-old record for rainfall in October, so I’m not just whining for nothing.