Claremont Insider: When Wilt The West Wind Blow?

Friday, January 4, 2008

When Wilt The West Wind Blow?

We're still waiting on for that small rain down to rain.

It never did hit us yesterday, but the National Weather Service advisory is still in place, and they're still predicting 2-5 inches in coastal and valley areas and 6-12 inches in the mountains beginning tonight and through the weekend.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works maintains a map of LA County that shows real-time rainfall levels at weather stations througout the area. The map also allows you to see seasonal totals and seasonal averages for each station.

They used to display a station at Thompson Creek Dam in northeast Claremont, but that's no longer there. In the winter of 2004-05 when we had the really big rainy season, the Thompson Creek station registered well over 40-inches, as we recall.