Today’s rain was steady and heavy at times, at least in the San Gabriel Valley.
Yet, I kept hearing about how “light rain” was falling whenever I listened to reports from those LA-based weathermen or LA-based radio reporters from KFWB and KNX newsradio. Seems like the SGV never gets the full story, especially when there is precipitation involved.
I saw the damage the “light rain” did to the streets. It took out the right lane this morning along Live Oak Avenue in Irwindale from Peck Road east to Arrow Highway. The flooding continued all the way to Speedway Drive, past the Irwindale Speedway.
This afternoon, the rain was heavy once again. It closed the right lane of Citrus Avenue and knocked out the traffic light at Citrus and Alosta avenues.
This is a shot of the rain from my backyard patio in Temple City, taken around 8:30 a.m. It was heavy then (and actually, the heaviest rainfall began a little earlier, said my wife.