December Showers Bring Green Growth to Our Canyons and Mountains


Rain made the early morning rush hour traffic diffcult on Thursday, December 7.

According to Carol Leacock, the town’s County-certified rainmeister, Pacific Palisades has already received a healthy 7.88 inches this season, which began July 1.

On November 19-20, there was 0.36 inches of rain in Leacock’s rain gauge on Bienveneda; on November 27-28 it received 1.7 inches of rain and on November 30 there was 0.05 inches.

December 3- 4 saw 1.1 inches, followed by .27 inches on December 6-7. The biggest accumulation was 2.4 inches on December 21-22.  The rain which started on Christmas and went into the next day totaled 2.0 inches.

More rain is expected on Monday, December 30, but if Mother Nature cooperates, the skies will be clear in time for New Year’s Eve and the Rose Bowl Parade the next day.

Leacock said the driest season in the Palisades, since record-keeping began in 1942, was 4.11 inches in 2006-2007. The 2013-2014 season ended with 6.13 inches. The most rain recorded here was 42.60 inches in 1997-1998.



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