Rain and wind like you would not believe hit California
January 25, 2023
In the first three weeks of January, 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow fell on California.
I was there for an awful lot of them.
Usually, when I make my holiday sojourn to Sacramento, I enjoy slightly warmer temperatures and a whole lot more sun than I get in Skagit County in the winter.
Not this year.
Rain began just a few days after I pulled up to my mom's house on Dec. 19. At first, it was refreshing and from what I saw on my drive south, badly needed. But one storm turned into one atmospheric river after another and New Year's Eve brought high winds. Around 8 p.m. we heard an exp...