7:35 am - Wednesday - December 15th - Anza Borrego Desert, CA - 35° F, 78% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the south....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 61° F. On this date in 2020 TLE and I were supposed to be on a plane headed to SoCal from Oregon for Christmas with our kids, but the Wuhan flu intervened....several of our kids' friends came down with it, and our kids thought it wise if we not travel in a crowded airplane to spend time with them, when they had been exposed to the Wuhan flu, so we cancelled our plans and remained in Seal Rock, OR for the holiday.
As often happens here in the Anza Borrego Desert, the weather forecast of 1/2" of rainfall over the course of the forecast rainy day did not really materialize. We were supposed to have rain beginning around 10 am lasting into the night, and we had prepared accordingly by putting chairs, wood, and Honda generator inside the trailer. I've already posted the amazing sunrise pictures showing all of the clouds, and even a pre-rain rainbow....how often do you see a rainbow before it rains?
....we had barely emptied the VW of our purchases when it finally began to rain. It never rained hard, but it lasted for about 30 minutes.....just enough to rinse off the VW, which allowed me to wipe her down, and restore a smile to her face. It continued sprinkling on and off for a couple of hours, but I'm pretty sure we did not get a fraction of the forecast 1/2" of rain.