OCEAN BEACH, CA. Using my trusty rain gauge, attached to my backyard fence, I just measured .95 inches of rain since 9 am this morning. And it’s now 1 pm.
That’s an inch in just a four hour period. According to the graph below, that’s half of the average February total in just 4 hours. Ocean Beach is one mile square. If this rainwater had been captured, how much would that be? None of it was captured, sadly, except for what fell into the few buckets and plastic containers in my yard. Did you have your buckets and barrels ready for today’s predicted rain?