Sunday, January 09, 2005

London & rain

My SO and I are starting to get ready for a trip to London this coming week, and when we bought our plane tickets I was thinking that we were going to be leaving our sunny, warm Southern California weather behind for cold, wet London.

Well, it turns out that we're getting pounded by rain yet again here today, and since it seemed like we've been getting much more rain than usual I decided to get some data on rainfall this year (data from the LA Civic Center via
  • Average annual rainfall (July 1 - June 30): 15.3 inches
  • Year-to-date rainfall (July 1, 2004 - Jan 9, 2004): 20.25 inches
  • Rainfall in the last 2 weeks (Dec. 27, 2004 to Jan 9, 2004): 14.9 inches
So LA has gotten nearly its average annual rainfall in just the past two weeks alone. Yikes.

map showing LA getting lots of rain
(from the LA Times)

Considering that this is the precipitation map for Southern California from just an hour ago, it looks like we'll be getting even more tonight.

Since London's average annual rainfall appears to be around 32 inches a year, maybe we'll actually be leaving cold, rainy Southern California for warm, sunny London.

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