Historic, record-breaking amounts of it, even.
You've been asking for it, and we're delivering.— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 25, 2021
Rainfall totals (omitting areas that are still seeing rain)
This includes rain ahead of the front as well as some lingering showers.
you can find the big list for the Bay Area here:https://t.co/tWmwafdjIv#CAwx pic.twitter.com/fH70GxxO4U
We also had some wild wind speeds, and are still under a high/dangerous surf warning.
The rain sounded great. It smelled fresh. It made row after row of fast-moving wavelets as it washed down my street. It was emotionally satisfying after yet another year when even drought-tolerant plants have dried up and died, because their very minimal water needs were not met. It was emotionally satisfying to know that this storm will likely put out those ongoing, previously unstoppable wildfires in the northern/central Sierras.
It has been so long!
There’s a good article in the Guardian about this set of storms, describing the all-or-nothing patterns as a sort of climate whiplash, which is yet another sort of extreme created by the ongoing climate crisis.
It felt good to have a REAL rainstorm.