07:37 – Costco run and dinner with Mary and Paul yesterday.
For the last couple of months we’ve been in this alternating cycle of warm/wet and cold/dry. Yesterday, the high was 72F (22C) and we had about 1.6 inches (4 cm) of rain. Overnight, the low was 62F (17C) and we had another 0.8 inches (2 cm) of rain. The temperature is to remain about the same today with a 100% chance of more rain. Then the rain disappears and our low tonight is about freezing, with lows for the next several days well below freezing but no rain. We’ve been lucky that the cold and rain have been completely out of sync. If they’d been in-sync, there have been several times already this season when we could have gotten literally two or three feet (50 to 100 cm) of snow. Or, more likely, heavy ice storms.