Have you noticed any “moisture flow” in Los Angeles today?
That’s what Fox News is calling this rainstorm that has already lasted 2 days!
Of course, this has all the weather people on the edge of their seat, but it’s not so much. As the LA Times (reluctantly) admits:
No major flooding or mudslides have occurred with the rainstorms hitting Southern California…
In February, a slow-moving rainstorm triggered severe flooding in La Cañada-Flintridge…
Oh, okay, we had to go back 11 months for drama. Yawn.
As a long-time resident here, I thought the weather men and women were exaggerating…so I downplayed the rain here.
Meteorologists helpfully bring up La Nina when LA gets any moisture. And as always, predictions for La Nina and/or El Nino are that we will get a lot more rain, or a lot less rain.
All I’m wondering is, is it okay for me to be a sarcastic weather girl in my news reports? And if I’m wrong about weather predictions, should I apologize, or ignore my mistake, like meteorologists do?!
- It’s raining in Los Angeles, CA (examiner.com) There’s a good cartoon of El Nino by Steve Greenberg at the link.