Atmospheric river rages on

Grand canal in Venice on Tuesday February 21 - lone Snowy Egret is waiting for prey in the rain.
Grand canal in Venice on Tuesday February 21 – a lone Snowy Egret is waiting for prey in the rain.

The rain is still with us here in California and an atmospheric river seems to hold steady over us – The rain is badly needed after years of drought, but the amounts are on the upper end of what we can handle and we are now hoping for an end to the rain. In the water year starting October 1 2016 and continuing until September 30 2017 as of January 31 we have received 11.69 inches which is 182% of the 30 year average amount at this time of the water year. This is not including any rainfall in February of this year which has also been very substantial.

Tree that was damaged by the storm as seen on Tuesday February 21
Tree that was damaged by the storm as seen on Tuesday February 21
A deserted Venice Boardwalk on a rainy Tuesday February 21 2017
An almost deserted Venice Boardwalk on a rainy Tuesday February 21 2017
A nice space heater fire at the Terrace in Venice
A nice space heater fire at the Terrace in Venice
Small river in Venice
Small river in Venice
Venice boardwalk at Windward Avenue this morning Sunday February 26 - no rain at this moment, but it's in the air
Venice at the end of Windward Avenue this morning Sunday February 26 – no rain at this moment, but it’s in the air.
The debris from the tree damaged in last weekends storm was cleaned up by a city crew this morning.
The debris from the tree damaged in last weekends storm was cleaned up by a city crew this morning.

We need the water, but this below picture shows the California weather we love so much!

Sunny Venice Beach with the pier in the background and with a nice surf after the storm earlier in the week.
Sunny Venice Beach with the pier in the background and with a nice surf after the storm earlier in the week.

 

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