Storm Watch 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain and for a second I thought I was back in my apt in Manhattan, hearing the rain hitting my fire escape, but no it was actually raining in Los Angeles. It's only rained twice since I moved here back in September and the showers were brief at that and although there have been overcast days there hasn't been a real rainy day where you just get to stay inside without feeling guilty.

The morning news coverage of the "storm" proved much sunshine this morning for me and comic relief. In NYC the news sure wouldn't be giving "wet weather driving tips" due to just one shower or even stopping drivers on the street and asking them about the bad driving conditions.  If it was a  two foot snow blizzard, then sure. This was just a regular rainy day, but the newscasts labeled it 'Storm Watch' and explained to viewers how when gas and oil on the roads mixes with rain it can get slippery, no shit! Everyone learns that when they get their drivers licenses and actually the most dangerous time to drive in the rain is when it first starts.

Of course today was also the day I had to drive to downtown LA during morning rush hour. Add in the rain scared motorists and traffic congestion doubled. By the afternoon though "Storm Watch" was over, since the sun came out and the roads dried off.

News: Season's First Cold Storm Hits The Southland 

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