10:45 pm update – it has been raining on and off all evening, but no lightning, at least so far. I would guess we have received another 1/2 inch, at least, and will probably hit an inch by first light. I will post tomorrow morning. It is rain that is sorely needed and well appreciated.
5:00 pm update – total rain received today 1.25 inches, for a season total of 25.1 inches. NOAA has issued these warnings: “TONIGHT THRU THURSDAY…HIGH SURF WARNING AND COASTAL FLOOD WARNING ALONG THE COAST.” Also reports indicate lightning possible later tonight.
By 9:30 am, I received 1/2 inch up here. The rain started sometime between 4 am and dawn (while I was sleeping). It continues lightly, and by 11, it is almost (but not quite) up to 3/4 of an inch. Nice, gentle rain, and not too cold.
From NOAA: “9:50 AM PST TUESDAY…MAIN AREA OF CONCERN WILL BE THE SHORT TERM RAIN SHOWERS AND POTENTIAL THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS EVENING AND INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING…ALONG WITH A SIGNIFICANT SHIFT TO A MUCH WETTER WEATHER PATTERN EARLY NEXT WEEK.”