As summer ended and we waited for the storm of the decade to come ashore, this release showed up on my internet explorer home page:
The National Weather Service says that the Canadian storm that was forecast to bring up to a half-inch of rain to Orange County late today will largely bypass the region, producing little more than scattered showers and some wind.
“The storm looked good on satellite (earlier in the week),” says Ivory Small, chief science officer of the weather service’s San Diego office. “But it stayed offshore and has already moved down past San Diego.”
The weather service originally said the system would likely be the strongest September storms to hit Southern California since 1986. Forecasters warned the public to prepare for everything from rain to thunderstorms to hail and possibly even waterspouts.
Outside it's partly cloudy and the concrete is damp. Whatever. As long as it doesn't rain on the USC game, I'm content.